April 5, 2012

Mutton Korma

Mouth watering Mutton Korma!! 
Yes! Mutton Korma is one of the South delicacy. It's a rich Mutton gravy usually made with coconut and spices. Goes great with Paratha, Dosa or Chapathi. Same recipe can also be adapted for making Chicken Korma. What I have understood about korma is, in North India usually Korma is based on Yogurt and Nuts and in South the gravy is based on Coconut. Both the Korma's are different when u taste. Here i have posted south Indian Korma. Cook & relish.

Servings: 2
Preparation Time:20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins


200 gm
100 gm
1 medium
Tomato                                 1 medium
Ginger                                  15 gm
Garlic                                   4 cloves
Cinnamon                            5cm stick 1 no
Clove                                 4 nos
Cardamom                           2 nos
Fennel seed                        1 Tsp
Cumin seed                        1 Tsp
Coriander powder             1 Tbsp
Cumin powder                  ½ Tbsp
Red chilli powder              ½ Tsp
Green chilli                        2 nos
Turmeric powder             ¼ Tsp
Coconut (grated/milk)      ½ Cup
Coriander leaves For garnishing
Salt                                     as req
Vegetable oil                      2 Tbsp


1)      Make a paste of ginger garlic.
2)      If you are using grated coconut grind to a smooth paste.
3)      Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker.
4)      Add fennel seed, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves
5)      Add half of the chopped onion, half the ginger garlic paste and fry till brown
6)      Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder
7)      Mix well and add mutton.
8)      Stir for 3 mins, add enough water to cover the meat and pressure cook them for 10 mins.
9)      In another pan heat 1 tbsp of oil
10)  Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
11)  Add remaining chopped onion, salt and fry till golden brown
12)  At this stage add a little turmeric powder and red chilli powder. This not only gives flavour but also gives the color to the gravy.
13)  Add remaining ginger garlic paste and stir well
14)  Add chopped potato and tomato .
15)  Once the tomatoes are soft, pour in the pressure cooked mutton and mix well.
16)  Reduce the flame to low and cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for 10 mins
17)  Check the potatoes for doneness. If the potato is soft add coconut paste/milk
18)  Cook for another 5 mins.
19)   Garnish with coriander leaves

1) As I mentioned before this recipe can be also used for making chicken korma 


  1. The photos look amazing akka !!

    WELCOME to food blogging :)


  2. fabulous recipes! keep going.. excellent food photography. cheers,

  3. thanks for sharing.


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