Mutton Korma Recipe

This shahi mutton korma is one of my favorite recipes and is made regularly at home by my family members and is a very yummy recipe. In hyderabad korma recipes are usually given a final touch of coriander/dhaniya patta and mint/pudina leaves which give the best flavor to the dish.

Mutton  Korma   Recipe

Serves  :  5-6


  • 3 big onion sliced and fried
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp kewra essence (I  omit this)


  • 500 g mutton pieces with bones cleaned
  • 1 cup yogurt plain  whisked
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon  meat curry powder
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 green chili  paste
  • salt to taste


  • 5 cloves
  • 2 stick cinnamon
  • 6 peppercorn
  • 4 green cardamom


  1. Marinate cleaned mutton with spices for 1 hour.
  2. Grind items to grind and keep aside.
  3. In a pan, fry onion until golden brown.  Grind into paste.
  4. In a pan, cook mutton using high heat for 5 minutes, reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Now add ground onion  and items to grind.  Cook for 2 minutes using high heat..
  6. Add 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat and continue to cook for 30 minutes,
  7. Add grated nutmeg and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Add  1 tsp kewra essence (I did not add), cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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