Lamb Korma

Lamb Korma [kor-mah]

Popular in India and Pakistan, KORMA is a spicy curried dish of mutton, lamb or chicken, usually with the addition of onions and sometimes other vegetables.

RECIPE: (For 4 servings)


  • 500 g lamb
  • 4 tablespoons yogurt
  • 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


  1. Cut lamb meat into small cubes.
  2. Blend 2 chopped onions, garlic and ginger in a blender alongwith adding a little water.
  3. Heat ghee in a saucepan.
  4. Add one chopped onion and fry till it becomes pale golden in colour.
  5. Add crushed spices, salt and meat.
  6. Fry for 8 minutes to a rich brown colour.
  7. Add the blended mixture and fry for 10 minutes.
  8. Add the chilli and corriander powders and yoghurt.
  9. Fry the mixture until ghee separates.
  10. Add water, mix well, cover with a lid and simmer for one hour until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  11. Serve hot sprinkled with corriander leaves.
  12. Goes well with roti, naan or rice.
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