Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Mutton Korma/Kuruma (A mild and creamy Mutton Curry)

Mutton Korma/Kuruma is a rich and creamy curry and is delicately flavoured with spices. It pairs well with almost anything- Paratta, chappathi, naan, battura, poori, rice, neypathal etc etc..... Chicken Korma also can be prepared the same way, but you need not use the cooker for that.

Mutton Korma
Serves 3-4
Recipe Adapted from: Lakshmi nair's 'Magic Oven' PachakaVidhikal.


500-600g mutton cubed
25g (30 pieces, 1/4 cup) cashews soaked in warm water for half hour
2 cups (260g, 2 medium size) onion, cut into cubes
5 large cloves of garlic
1 ½” thick piece ginger, chopped
1 Tbs couscous
1-1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
4 cardamoms
4 cloves
2-3 small pieces of cinnamon sticks
1 tspful black pepper corns
1 Tbsp Coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
2-6 green chillies slit lengthwise
½ cup (110g) tomatoes chopped
1 cup coconut milk
2-3 Tbsp vegetable Oil/coconut oil
Water- as necessary
Salt- as required
½ cup chopped Coriander leaves

1. Heat a pressure cooker. Add oil. When hot, add onion cubes, chopped ginger and garlic, couscous, fennel seeds, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon sticks, coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté for few minutes until the onions are soft. Add few tablespoons of water if it is sticking to the pan. Let it cool down a bit, then grind it to a smooth paste by adding ¼ cup of water.

2. Put the ground paste back to the cooker, add green chillies and tomatoes and stir well. Add the mutton pieces and salt and stir well again. Add half cup of water and pressure cook till mutton is soft and the gravy is thick. If there is more water than required, open the lid and boil until you get thick gravy.

3. Grind cashew nuts in ½ cup of water. Add this ground cashew and coconut milk to the gravy and boil for 3-4 minutes. If the gravy is watery, grind cashew in coconut milk itself and add it to the curry.

4. Add chopped coriander leaves and stir well.

Best served with Paratta, chappathi, naan, Neypathal (Recipe is given under Indian breads/malabar dishes) etc....


shahana said...

neypathal n mutton korma kanditu kothiyaavunnu!!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very creamy & rich gravy

Gulmohar said...

Creamy and yummy kuruma.Would be great with parotta..:-)

Priya said...

Kurma looks too creamy, rich and prefect for me..makes me hungry.

Latha said...

Yummy and creamy....Really inviting.

Tina said...

Entammoooo kidilan kurma dear.....thakarpan enikku vishakunneeeeee.....

angel said...

First time here...I saw the picture on this page and said I must simply have this for dinner tonight.And I did came out perfect.No changes in ur recipe only left out the coriander leaves. Yummmmy...Will be back for more

Saju said...

looks delicious.....and nice pic..
Eid Mubarak to you and your family

Shabs.. said...

Thank u all for the comments....It is an inspiration....

@angel....Thank u so much for ur feedback...Im glad that u liked the curry....try adding coriander next time u make this, it addes the final touch to the curry.

Shahana, u recognized neypathal eh?...try it with neypathal and it is really good....
@Saju, thanks for the wishes, wish u and ur family the same dear..

kothiyavunu said...

Hey Shabs

Sorry I came pretty late here , but never miss your posting Ha ha...Mutton kurma kanditu kothi varunu :)Delicious dear..
Pinee ente naaninde dough soft ayerinnu...pakshe eniku first 2 was a disaster,it turned out very hard...but this time i got perfect one..Korachu busy ayeerinnu athu kondu vahrehvah naan recipe kanduitella..pakshe kannamtto..:)
Pinne crab recipe..I already have that recipe and use to prepare it regularly..i m bored f my version :)I just love malabar recipes & everything u has muslim touch!!! that's why i request u dear..:)shabs petuvanenkil post cheythamathi..athinuvendi orupadu pudhimutanda....:)

Truthaboutlies said...

am new here ,i came here accidently while i was searching for the reciepie for Muttun olarth , this korma looks good i should try this later , my wife would be happy :) thanx

Shabs.. said...

Thanks all for ur kind words...

@truthaboutlies...welcome to my blog...PLease try it and let me know the results....Hoipe ur wife will enjoy...

meeso said...

This was made just for me... I am thinking with some yummy lamb :)

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Noor Nazar said...

I had made this last weekend for my in laws and it was really really yumm. Even my hubby, who hates mutton, had many many servings. I loved it. :) Thanks Shab!! :)

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