Qormah e Alou-Bokhara wa Dalnakhod

Qormah e Alou-Bokhara wa Dalnakhod

Lamb or Chicken QORMAH, cooked with yogurt, sour plums, lentils, and spices.



  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Big onion chopped
  • 1 Cup yogurt
  • 500 gr Lamb, or Chicken, Cut into chunks
  • 3 Tbsp chana dal (Lentil)
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 Green mirchi’s (Green chili)
  • 2 Tsp red chilli powder (Adjust as needed)
  • 5 Sour plums pre soaked\
  • 1 Tsp garam masala powder (Optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander springs to garnish


  1. Heat pan with oil to medium heat.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste to pan and saute them for few seconds.
  3. Add onions to pan, cook them to translucent.
  4. Now add meat chunks, stir to seal, followed by yogurt to pan.
  5. Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt to the ingredients.
  6. Now cook with a closed lid for 2 minutes.
  7. Add chana dal, tomatoes , sour plums, green chili’s, chili powder, garam masala and 1/2 Cup water. Turn heat up.
  8. Mix them well and cook with a closed lid for 6 to 7 minutes. Adjust salt and chilli powder if needed.
  9. Cook with open lid and allow the gravy to become thicker and meat is soft.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander, now qorma is ready to serve.


  • Sour plums can be replaced with 1Tsp amchur powder (Green mango powder).
  • Vegetarian version: use bean curd instead of meat, and replace yogurt with cashew almond nut paste.
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