Mutton Korma is an exciting dish from Pakistan and India. This traditional food is made from mutton and holds a taste unlike any other that you will ever try. If you like food with some spicy heat then you will love this Korma! Each bite is delightful. It is also guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser whenever you serve it. You can make it as spicy hot as you like or go for a tamer version. The choice is yours.
This versatile dish will adjust perfectly to whatever spice index you prefer. A korma is usually made by marinating the meat in a yoghurt sauce spiced with ginger, garlic and other spices. Next, it is cooked in its own delicious juices along with a gravy created with onions, tomatoes, chillies and other spices. Mutton is the traditional meat in this recipe.
You may replace the mutton with chicken if you prefer though the mutton does offer a robust flavour that helps to offset the spice that chicken just can’t compliment as nicely. When choosing mutton, the most tender cut that you can find is the one to buy.
Mutton has a wild and untamed taste that is unique and savoury. It does run on the tough side so it is best prepared in a stew or in any recipe that requires a lot of cooking time to give it a chance to tenderise.
Another way to get your mutton as tender as you can is to marinate the meat first which we do here in the recipe below. Remember, you can cut the spices down to an amount that your palette can comfortably handle.
If you would like to do this, add smaller increments of each spice at a time and taste test as you go to ensure that you korma is not too hot to handle. A nice korma gets mouthwatering as the aroma of spices fills the house!
INGREDIENTS FOR THE MARINADE
INGREDIENTS FOR THE GRAVY
Mutton Korma is delicious any time of the week. Give heat to a cold day or some spice to a day that seemed to go all wrong. This Korma will definitely lift your mood and offer some spicy comfort. Serve this dish with a salad on the side.
It is superb when served with rice or roti. It is also perfect with a flatbread. For beverage choice, why not serve with something that will cut the heat for younger palettes such as milk or buttermilk.
For adult palettes, try serving with a nice tea or wine. Mutton Korma is a perfect adventure. It is the “go to” dish when you want to try something new and exciting in culinary cuisine.