Lamb Korma or Mutton Korma

This weekend ,I had special request from my Husband for Lamb Korma, one of his favorite indian curry so far.

There are different style of korma as you move from region to region in India and Pakistan .

I cook it in different styles too ,depending on occasions, but most commonly cooked in my kitchen is this recipe ,easier than traditional recipes and great to taste!

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Preparation Time: 20 min                                                                  Cooking time : 45 -60 minutes

Serves- 2 people

Ingredients image

Lamb/Mutton  200-250 grams

1  big  onion ( finely chopped or paste )

Fresh Ginger and  Garlic chopped (3-4 cloves ,chopped ginger should be same amount as garlic)

Green chillies 1 piece (sliced) ,Depending on hotness of chili

Yogurt 1 cup,

Concentrate Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon.

Salt 1 tablespoon

Cumin Powder  ½ teaspoon

Turmeric       ½ teaspoon

Chili Powder ( 1/4 teaspoon) Depends on your spice level.You can add more if you like.

Garam masala ½ teaspoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon.

Cumin Seeds,(one teaspoon)



Cardamom (2)

Black Cardamom(1)

Cinnamon Stick(one small piece,half an inch)

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Garam Masala and chopped coriander leaves for Garnishing

  1. Grind onion,ginger garlic as a paste or finely chopped using chopper.
  2. slit  chilli into long 4 pieces.
  3. In a wok/pan  heat oil  and  add whole spices first,
  4. Let them splutter them for a minute or less.
  5. Add the  onion and ginger garlic   paste with chilli pieces.
  6. fry  till the onions become light brown.
  7. Add all the powdered spices now, and fry for a minute,
  8. add now Lamb pieces. Sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Now  tomato paste and salt. Saute for 5 minutes till oil start separating a bit from curry.
  10. Put the lid on and cook it on low flame for 10-15  minutes. Check in between if its not getting stuck to bottom of pan.
  11. Add yogurt now and stir, put the lid on for another 10 minutes.
  12. (You can check now, if lamb pieces are soft enough for you to eat, Some people like them too soft, so they add a little water 50 ml and cook for another 10-15 mins or until they come up really soft as per their liking)
  13. Add  garam masala and some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing .
  14. Serve hot with chapati or naan or rice

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Tip : ( If you don’t have whole spices like clove and peppercorns ,cardamoms, you can add one teaspoon full of garam masala along with spices at step 7 and omit the step 3 n 4 )


6 thoughts on “Lamb Korma or Mutton Korma

  1. Loubnanya

    I’m not a huge fan of lamb but this recipe seems so tasteful! My husband always makes fun of me when I buy every single spice in indian stores! I think I have a problem, when I see any spice I don’t have, I can’t help but buy it.
    Anyway, i like the pictures. It makes me wonder.. What is the difference between chapati and naan? (I hope you will post their recipes insha’Allah)

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    • khansana1000

      hehe, it is same with me for spices, I should have it all 😀 no matter indian or moroccan ,or italian . That small bottle is so tempting in spice section, My husband is always pulling me from that section in super market like a mother drags her kid from toys section 😀 , You should try it Sis, it is great, you can cook with chicken as well. Chapati is flat bread cooked on pan, the dough used is mixture of simple flour and water. Naan is baked in oven, the dough is kept to rise for few hours,it is mixture flour,yeast,milk,yogurt.I will do a post for it as well InshaAllah.

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