Mutton Korma Recipe – The royal treat for the taste buds!

Mutton Korma as the name suggests belongs to the rich Mughlai cuisine. The Shahi Korma (royal gravy) was introduced in India by the Persian chefs who came with the Mughals. The rich mutton Korma is a pleasant blend of spices, nuts and herbs cooked together with mutton. The flavor and aroma while cooking this super delicious delicacy will make you fall in love with this royal concoction.
Different regions in India have their own mutton Korma recipes and this is mainly because every region in India boasts of their own popular spices. Various mutton Korma recipes only adds to its popularity and gives us the platform of trying and cooking mutton Korma with variations. I’m sharing here the mutton Korma recipe inspired by northern Indian style of cooking. It is going to be rich and perfect for preparing it for parties.

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Ingredients needed for best Mutton Korma recipe.

Mutton Korma is super easy to cook. It may look like a daunting task when you see it in the restaurants, but it’s not at all hard to make it in your own kitchen and getting the same desired taste as restaurants. The ingredients needed for mutton Korma are ubiquitous in every kitchen. Here is the list of ingredients needed for this super delicious dish.

  1. Mutton – 2 lbs. ( with bones)
  2. Onions – 2 medium size (finely sliced)
  3. Tomatoes – 2 medium size (blended to a smooth paste)
  4. Yogurt – 3 tbsp.
  5. Cashew nuts – 8/10 (soaked and finely blended paste)
  6. Ginger garlic paste – 3 tsp
  7. Salt – as per taste
  8. Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  9. Coriander powder – 2 1/2 tsp
  10. Fennel powder – 1 tsp
  11. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Green cardamom powder – on the tip of the spoon (a pinch)
  13. Kashmiri red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
  15. Fresh coriander leaves – freshly chopped 1/2 cup (for garnishing)
  16. Oil – 1 cup

Time to make mutton korma – step by step guide.

Now it’s time to bring these ingredients together and make an unparalleled dish. The steps involved are super easy and cooking mutton Korma will be a breeze.

Step 1 – In a large pan heat oil and add sliced onions. When the onions turn brown, dish them out.

Step 2 – Grind the fried onions in a smooth paste. Add water to make a fine paste.

Step 3 – In the same oil add half of the onion paste and mutton pieces. Fry them by continuously stirring them till the mutton pieces turns brown.

Step 4 – Add the ginger garlic paste in mutton and keep frying for a couple of minutes.

Step 5 – Add the tomato paste in the mutton and let it further fry for some minutes. At this step flames should be medium high.

Step 6 – In a bowl mix the spices (red chili powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, cumin powder, green cardamom powder) with yogurt. Whisk them well together. Now add the spice mixed yogurt and the remaining onions paste in the mutton. Mix them well together, and let it fry for 5 minutes.

Step 7 – Now add the cashew paste and add little water with it so that the cashew paste doesn’t stick in the pan.

Step 8 – Fry the spices and mutton for another 10 minutes by stirring them and adding enough water, so that they are not burned. Add Salt.

Step 9 – Once the oil separates, add enough water (3-4 cups), cover the lid and turn the flames to medium low. Let it cook till mutton is tender. Usually it’s done in an hour. Occasionally stir in between to check it’s not sticking to the pot. Also check and adjust the salt.

Step 10 – Remove the lid and check the tenderness of the mutton. Once it’s soft sprinkle the Garam Masala and the Kashmiri red chili powder over it. Mix them well, cover the lid again and let it further cook for 10 minutes. The desired thickness of the mutton Korma can be adjusted at this step.

Step 11 – The super delicious Mutton Korma is ready to be served. Dish the Korma out and garnish it with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

Lucky Mutton Korma Mix

Mutton Korma masala mix by Lucky Masale is one of the best available in the market. Lucky Masale are very low on sodium. Their technique of mixing the spices in the right proportion is what makes them far more superior compared to their competitors. You’ll find that the spice mixes from Lucky Masale are not very high on pungency and because of the low sodium use, you’ll have to add salt in the dish. They are the perfect concoction of spices and herbs, you can achieve the restaurant style taste by using Lucky Masale. Lucky Masale mutton Korma mix is super easy to make. The recipe is fun and is clearly printed at the back of the packet.

Some Tips for making Mutton Korma

  1. Always cut the mutton pieces in medium small size while making mutton Korma. This not only looks palatable but mutton is easily tendered.
  2. Make sure the flame is high while frying the mutton with ginger garlic paste and onions paste. This technique helps locking the juices in.
  3. The thickness of the gravy is personal choice. If you think that gravy is too thin after the mutton is tender, just turn the flames high and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on high flames without the lid. The extra water will evaporate with this trick.
  4. The Garam Masala and red chili powder should be added at the end. Red chili powder enhances the color and Garam Masala imparts the aroma and amplifies the taste.

Savor the Mutton Korma

This easy and best mutton Korma recipe is definitely worth trying. Mutton Korma is best served with baked Naans, roomali rotis and rice pilaf. Always serve mutton Korma with sliced onions and lemon wedges as the sides, it increases the palatability of the dish. Mughlai cuisine never ceases to amaze us with its flavorful dishes, and definitely the rich Mutton Korma is one of them. Give yourself and your loved ones a treat and devour in this amazing dish.