Lucknowi style Mutton Korma लखनऊ का स्पेशल मटन कोरमा Awadhi Mutton Qorma

Lucknow ki winters ko yaad karte huey, enjoy this special recipe from the streets of 'Humaya Nucklow' :) This recipe is a quick method compared to the detailed original one. But zaike ki full-full guarantee!!

35-40 minutes
Lucknowi style Mutton Korma लखनऊ का स्पेशल मटन कोरमा Awadhi Mutton Qorma Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Curd Mixture

1 ½ cup Curd, beaten, दही

1 heaped tbsp Ginger Garlic paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

1 heaped tbsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

½ tbsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

¼ tsp Cumin powder, जीरा पाउडर


For Masala

5-6 Black cardamom, बड़ी इलायची

½ tbsp Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च के दाने

1 tbsp Coriander seeds, धनिया के बीज

5-6 Cloves, लौंग

4-5 Green cardamom, हरी इलायची

2 Bay leaf, तेज़पत्ता

1 inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

½ tsp Shahi jeera (optional), शाही जीरा

1 Mace, जावित्री

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Lucknowi Mutton Korma

2-3 tbsp Ghee, घी

2-3 tbsp Oil, तेल

1 inch Cinnamon stick, दालचीनी

2 Bay leaf, तेज़पत्ता

2 Black cardamom, बड़ी इलायची

750 gms Mutton (with bones) मटन

4 medium Onions, sliced, प्याज

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

Curd Mixture, दही का मिश्रण

4-5 cups Water, पानी

½ cup Saffron water, केसर का पानी

2 tsp Kewra water, केवड़ा पानी

2 tsp Cashew paste, काजू पेस्ट

1 ½ tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता

2 tsp Prepared Masala, तयार किया हुआ मसाला

For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता


For Curd Mixture

  • In a bowl, add curd, ginger garlic paste, degi red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix everything well.
  • Keep it aside for further use.


For Masala

  • In a shallow pan, add black cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, shahi jeera, mace and salt to taste.
  • Dry roast it on moderate heat for 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer it into a grinder jar and make it fine powder.
  • Keep it aside for further use.


For Lucknowi Mutton Korma

  • In a lagan or handi, add ghee, oil, once it’s hot, add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, black cardamom and let it splutter.
  • Add mutton and keep sauteing for 2-4 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add onions, salt to taste and saute until the onions turn light brown in color.
  • Add curd mixture and keep sauteing for 5-10 minutes or until the masalas are cooked.
  • Add water, close the lid and cook until mutton is tender.
  • Add saffron water, kewra water, cashew paste and mix well.
  • To finish add prepared masala, coriander leaves and give a good stir.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish and garnish it with coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot with roti.

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