Originated in Persia, brought to India during Akbar period, and modified in Kashmir. The recipe varies from region to region and restaurant to restaurant. North Indian Korma is pale yellow in color from saffron and cooked without any tomatoes or turmeric. This recipe version will be the closest to the traditional Kashmiri Korma. Kashmir Pandits substitute onion and garlic with asafoetida. Serve with jasmine rice and mango chutney.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lamb in a bowl and drizzle 2 teaspoons olive oil over lamb; stir until coated.

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  • Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and add potato to onion.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir lamb, working in small batches, until browned, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer browned lamb to onion mixture.

  • Stir curry into lamb-onion mixture and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add water to lamb-onion mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan, and simmer until lamb is cooked through and potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Mix coconut milk and chickpeas into lamb-onion mixture and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 80.3mg; sodium 102.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
the basis of this recipe is good but we tweaked it a bit. used about a tablespoon of curry powder rather than 1/2 cup. we only let the meat potatoes and onion simmer in the water for about 25 minutes. any longer and our potatoes would have fallen apart. we added 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt to thicken up the sauce. we put this recipe over couscous and it was phenomenal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2016
This dish was good but I made some modifications to the recipe. I prepared it as instructed and realized it needed some tweaking. It seemed to be a bit bland and had way too much curry so I added more coconut milk 2 table spoons of honey and about 2 teaspoons of salt to cut back on the curry flavor. With my additions/changes dinner was great. I would make it again...my way.:) Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
the basis of this recipe is good but we tweaked it a bit. used about a tablespoon of curry powder rather than 1/2 cup. we only let the meat potatoes and onion simmer in the water for about 25 minutes. any longer and our potatoes would have fallen apart. we added 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt to thicken up the sauce. we put this recipe over couscous and it was phenomenal. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2016
This dish was good but I made some modifications to the recipe. I prepared it as instructed and realized it needed some tweaking. It seemed to be a bit bland and had way too much curry so I added more coconut milk 2 table spoons of honey and about 2 teaspoons of salt to cut back on the curry flavor. With my additions/changes dinner was great. I would make it again...my way.:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2016
We all enjoyed this I did cut back on the curry though it was 5 star tastewith my modification but i rate how its written. We will make it again! Thanks for submitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2015
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I love delicious ethnic lamb dishes and this one is amazing. I have never reviewed a recipe before but this one deserves the time to write a review. I have no recommendations on how to improve it because it is perfect the way it is written. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2016
I wasn't sure how to rate this. I started off making it as directed. But things kind of fell apart with the liquid. From the start I wondered about the amounts listed. 2 pounds of meat but only 1/3 cup of beans? I ended up changing a lot of things...to even out my ingredients. I also thought the liquid/sauce wasn't the right flavor exactly. And that could be all my fault based on the type of curry powder I used. It lists a few of the spices in it but not all. Maybe it didn't have enough of some flavors or too much of others for this particular dish. (I make my own sometimes...but had a prepared powder on hand and wanted to use it up). I made a few changes in the amount of liquid (less water more coconut milk) added sour cream (there was no yogurt in this dish which I was okay with at first but decided it needed it after tasting...and I didn't have any plain)...a little salt garlic. Maybe if I'd waited until the end it would have been a beautiful dish...but I couldn't risk it! So I didn't mark this 1 star but didn't want it to have a 5 star either. It's not a terrible starting point for a curry dish...but I can't say it resembled any korma I've tried/made before. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2019
I made the recipe as is and I did not like it but I felt it had potential. Second time around I used half the amount of curry powder doubled the amount of chick peas added one third cup of tomato paste 2 tablespoons of salt to offset curry taste and used 2/3 can of coconut milk. Taste great. I also ate this dish over couscous as one reviewer suggested. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2020
This was delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
I made it and I did make a few adjustments. I like spiciness so I added some chilis. Also a bit of fresh ginger and a garlic clove minced. Added an extra half cup of water cause I find it cooks down too much during the 45 min. simmer time. I reduced curry powder to 2 tbsp. I also added 1 cup of coconut milk instead of half. Made it creamy and allowed ingredients to simmer in enough liquids. I am a tweak freak sorry...but turned out amazing. Read More
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