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Mutton Korma – Lamb Curry

I recently was inspired by this Mutton Korma recipe from my sister-in-law, Jai over at Tasty Appetite. We bought some mutton last week and I wanted to try this recipe Guess what? It turned out simply superb and we enjoyed it with Idlies and chappathis.

You can make this mutton curry in an hour and it is indeed pretty simple to make.

Preparation Time : 60 minutes
Spice level : 4 out of 5
No of servings : 3-5


  • Mutton/Lamb : 750gm
  • Onion : 2 (medium)
  • Tomato : 3
  • Cloves : 3
  • Cinnamon : 1″
  • cardamom : 2
  • Fennel seeds : 11/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Bay Leaves : 1
  • Curry leaves : 7-8
  • Ginger & Garlic paste : 2 tbsp
  • Yogurt : 1/4 cup
  • Coconut pieces : 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder : ย  2 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder : 11/2 tbsp
  • Crushed Black Pepper : 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves : for garnishing
  • Salt : to taste
  • cashews : 5-6

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Marinate the mutton by adding yogurt and 1 tbsp of red chili powder and some turmeric powder for an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add onions fry them till it becomes translucent and add ginger & garlic paste.
  3. Fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  4. Finally add tomatoes and little salt. Mix it all together and cook it in medium heat till the tomatoes get smashed.
  5. Now remove from heat cool the mixture and grind it into smooth paste.
  6. If you are using pressure cooker heat a tbsp of oil in it and 1/4 tsp of fennel seds, cumin seeds, add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and some curry leaves.
  7. Once it sputter add the ground mixture followed by the marinated mutton pieces.
  8. Mix it well and let the mutton cook in medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  9. After that add turmeric powder, coriander powder, remaining ย red chili powder, Black Pepper and salt.
  10. Mix it all together and let this mixture sit in heat for 5 minute till the raw masala smell goes off and the mutton gets soaked in all the spices.
  11. Finally add 1 to 11/2 cup of water(adjust according the consistency you want) and pressure cook for 3-4 whistle.
  12. In between that grind the coconut pieces, fennel seeds and cashews in to smooth paste.
  13. If you are not using pressure cooker just let the mixture boil with lid closed till the mutton gets fully cooked.
  14. After that remove from heat and once the pressure is released, boil the korma till you get the right consistency.
  15. Finally add the coconut paste and bring it to complete boil. Remove from heat and garnish it with coriander leaves.


  1. Spicy and yummily done… Love the rich color

  2. This looks sooooooo good….I can just taste it looking at the picture!

  3. lovely recipe…looks spicy and very tasty!

  4. Delicious looking curry, very tempting that I want to grab the plate right away…bookmarked to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Can i try the same with chicken??

  6. Curry looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Irresistible and droolworthy korma..

  8. Kurma looks yummy with that chapati!

  9. Kurma looks perfect for chapathi and rice.

  10. Liked to cook immediately and will let you know ,how it taste when i cook for myself.Thanks

  11. I too have a recipe site. But I just started now. Can you please come and visit mine and give me your valuable suggestions?

  12. oooh this looks fabulous!

  13. HI, how much cashews do you need to grind? I cant see it there.

    • You can add 5-6 cashews in this recipe. Thanks for mentioning it. I’ll update it here.

  14. I tried this recipe for my dinner party and it was absolutly a hit.. Thanks.

  15. Thanks for this great tip. Nice curry with good and beautiful colour. I have no words to write since i am very hungry to eat food with that curry.

  16. looks yummy , m going to try it today thanks very excited , will definitely post how was it ….

  17. it is very simple home made mutton curry. i wanted something special for my guests. if you have please publish it.

  18. looks good

  19. when cardamom should be added ?

  20. You did not mention when to add the grounded tomato, onion paste. I doubt how others really cooked and said its tasty! (Paid reviews?)

    • yes,
      the recipe mentioned it. Read carefully at the beginning.