Traditional Indian lamb korma recipe
Korma is a typical North Indian stew and can transport us to a world of spices and intense flavours. This Indian recipe is ideal with basmati rice or naan bread.
- 1 kg lamb meat
- 2 onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 walnut fresh ginger
- 125 g natural yoghurt
- 600 ml water
- 100 ml cream
- fresh coriander leaves
- virgin olive oil
- 10 Peppercorns
- 4 cloves cardamom pods
- 2 tsp ground coriander seeds
- 1 tsp Graram Masala
- 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
- 1 cayenne pepper
Crush the spices in a mortar and pestle until they are almost powdered. Set aside.
Chop and grind the onion, garlic and ginger into a paste.
Chop the other onion and fry it in a frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil.
When the onion is lightly browned, add the reserved spices and the pieces of lamb, seasoned with salt and pepper.
Cook over high heat until the meat is browned.
Add the reserved onion, garlic and ginger paste to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the cayenne, coriander and Garam Masala, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add the yoghurt three times and cook until the meat is dry again.
Add the water and cook for about 50 minutes or until the meat is tender and the sauce has been reduced by half. Add salt to taste.
Before serving, add the cream, cook for a few minutes over low heat and sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander.