This tasty korma calls for patient cooking. The spicing can be kept to a minimum. However, one can add a maximum of 20 spices like almonds, cashewnuts, pine nuts and cream to make a rich and delicious meal on festive occasions.
- 500 g lamb
- 4 tablespoons yoghurt
- 3 onions, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 inch ginger, chopped
- 3 tablespoons ghee or 3 tablespoons oil
- 6 black peppercorns, crushed
- 4 green cardamoms, crushed
- 3 cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 500 ml water
- 2 tablespoons green coriander
- Cut lamb meat into small cubes.
- Blend 2 chopped onions, garlic and ginger in a blender alongwith adding a little water.
- Heat ghee in a saucepan.
- Add one chopped onion and fry till it becomes pale golden in colour.
- Add crushed spices, salt and meat.
- Fry for 8 minutes to a rich brown colour.
- Add the blended mixture and fry for 10 minutes.
- Add the chilli and corriander powders and yoghurt.
- Fry the mixture until ghee separates.
- Add water, mix well, cover with a lid and simmer for one hour until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.
- Serve hot sprinkled with corriander leaves.
- Goes well with roti, naan or rice.
This is a good, easy and extremely flexible and forgiving recipe. I made two batches, in one I used leftover rare leg of lamb and in the other I used leftover chipotle-pineapple ham and a bag of frozen cauliflower. Because I used meat that was already cooked I reduce the final cooking time considerably. I look forward to making this in a more traditional way at some point.
Thank you for the recipe, I tried it and it was great. My husband and I loved it, I made a pulao of the leftovers. It was great will make it some other time.
This has really good flavor. I would actually kick up the spicing a little , as even I, who is heat-phobic found it a bit bland. The flavors are really good overall, though. I had some trouble with the sauce burning on the bottom of my pan when it thickened, so if I make this again, I think I will try baking it in a covered dish instead of doing it stovetop. Quite tasty and tender meat (even though I didn't simmer it for quite an hour because of the burning). I will make this again, but will play with the spices and method.