How to make Mutton Mirch Korma -

Remove the seeds from the Kashmiri red chillies and they add a lovely colour but reduce the spiciness in this delightful mutton korma

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mutton on the bone, Kashmiri red chillies (काशमीरी लाल मिर्च)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Mutton Mirch Korma

Mutton Mirch Korma Recipe Card


Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mutton Mirch Korma Recipe

  • Mutton on the bone cut into 1½-inch pieces 800 grams

  • Kashmiri red chillies 15

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cloves 3

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Fennel (saunf) powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander sprigs for garnishing


Step 1

Soak the Kashmiri chillies in one cup of hot water for five minutes. Drain, remove the seeds and grind with one cup of water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed pan. Add the cumin seeds, cardamoms and cloves and sauté for one minute.

Step 3

Add the mutton and sauté for four to five minutes. Add yogurt and mix well.

Step 4

Add the fennel powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder and salt and continue to sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5

Pass the chilli paste through a piece of muslin and add to the mutton gradually, stirring continuously. Add one-and-a-half cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer till the oil separates and the mutton is tender.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with coriander sprigs.

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