Mutton Qorma Eid Style

Last week I had few requests for Qorma recipe after I posted pictures on Instagram  on Eid.So as promised here is the recipe.


Preparation Time: 20 min                                                                  Cooking time : 60 minutes

Serves- 4-5 people


Lamb/Mutton  1 kg

2  big  onion ( paste )

Fresh Ginger and  Garlic paste (100 gm)

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

Fresh Cream 1 cup,

Concentrate Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon.

Salt 1 tablespoon

Cumin Powder  1 teaspoon

Turmeric       1 teaspoon

Chili Powder ( 1/2 teaspoon) Depends on your spice level.

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon.

Garam masala ½ teaspoon

Cumin Seeds,(one teaspoon)



Cardamom (4)

Cinnamon Stick(one small piece,half an inch)

Bay Leaves (2-3 )

Oil – 100 ml

Lemon Juice and chopped coriander leaves for Garnishing

  1. Grind onion as paste and ginger garlic as a paste .
  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 ginger garlic   paste with chilli pieces.
  6. Fry for two mins on low flame.
  7. Now add the onion paste , fry them until the paste becomes golden brown and you see a fine aroma coming out.
  8. Add all the powdered spices (chili,turmeric,coriander,cumin) now, and fry for a minute,
  9. Now add mutton pieces. Sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Put in tomato paste and salt. Saute for 5 minutes till oil start separating a bit from curry.
  11. Add the fresh cream now and stir, put the lid on for another 10 minutes.
  12. Add one and half cup of water and cook it on low flame for 10-15  minutes in pressure cooker(5-6 whistles)
  13. You can check now, if mutton pieces are soft enough for you , 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 your liking)
  14. Add garam masala and mix .Simmer for 5 minutes.The Qorma should not be too liquid or two thick.
  15. Before serving add  lemon juice and some chopped coriander leaves on top for garnishing .



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