Easy Mutton korma

What does korma mean?

An Indian dish of usually braised meat or vegetables cooked with spices and often yogurt or cream

What is mutton korma?

Korma is a popular Mughlai dish, from the Indian Sub-continent where meat is slow cooked with spices, onions, yogurt, nut or seed paste. The word “korma” is derived from the Urdu word “qorma” meaning “braise”. Though the name suggests “braised”, there are numerous versions of making it across the Indian Sub-Continent

How is korma different from curry?

Korma by itself is an Indian curry coming from Mughal cuisine. It differs from other Indian curries in its mildly spicy flavour and coriander, cardamom, and dry fruits. Indian curry is a family of dishes with a sauce/gravy that is spiced for heat – using cumin and pepper.


1/2 kilogram mutton

1 cup sliced onion

1 teaspoon garlic paste

2 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon red pepper powder

2 teaspoon coriander powder

salt as required

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garam masala powder

1/4 cup mustard oil

Coriander leaves chopped, green chillies as required

1 inches cinnamon

2 bay leaf

4 clove

2 black cardamom 2 green cardamom

2 teaspoon turmeric


Heat the pan add 1tablespoon of oil add whole spice make it crack add onion and saute it till golden brown, then add mutton in to the oil and fry it until it turned into white

Add ginger garlic paste, red pepper powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Saute it until the oil seperates. Add 1 cup water and cook it for 15 to 20 minutes. Cover The Lid And Cook On Low Flame.

Cover the lid of the vessel, lower the flame and allow it to simmer. When the mutton is almost done, add green chillies and mix well. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Now add garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or chapatti.


It is very important to buy good quality meat. If the quality of mutton is poor, you can never make a good preparation out of it.

• Adding a pinch of sugar enhances the colour of the dish.

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