Hyderabadi Mutton Korma


This time I wanted to cook a different type of Korma and started my search for a recipe; came across this good looking & easy recipe and decided to give it a shot. The end result was fabulous! The Korma was absolutely delightful, adequately spiced and beaming with flavours. The powder mix & Birista made all the difference and yes, my favourite cooking activity – Bhunno! Do give this a shot folks and I am sure you would love this too.

I follow the Thoughts Over Chai FoodBlog on Instagram and Facebook. And once again Ms. Tasneem Rajkotwala came to my rescue with this fabulous recipe which she adapted from her Mother’s treasure! You can find some absolutely fabulous authentic Bohri recipes on her blog too. This is one page you must follow!

Thank you so much Ms. Tasneem.

The recipe I used: Hyderabadi Mutton Korma


Mutton – 500 gms (preferably boneless)
Yogurt – 1/2 cup (whisked)
Green chillies – 2, slit in halves
Cinnamon sticks – 2
Black cardamom – 1
Green cardamom – 4
Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup, chopped
Ginger and garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Birista (Fried Onions): 1/2 Cup (I used the readymade version)
Salt as per taste

Grind Together:

Whole dry red chilli – 3 to 4
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Poppy Seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Peanuts – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 5 to 6
Dry coconut – 2 tbsp, chopped


1. Wash the mutton pieces properly and pat dry.

2. Dry roast all the ingredients under “grind together” separately for a couple minutes and grind them all into a paste, adding little water if required.

3. In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, heat oil and add cinnamon and cardamoms. Fry until fragrant.

4. Add ginger-garlic paste and the ground paste. Bhunno for 4-5 minutes, till it starts to change the color and oil leaves from the sides.

5. Add green chillies, mutton and salt. Bhunno for atleast 10 minutes.


6. Stir in the yogurt and add about 3 cups of water. Crush fried onions and add to the pot.


7. Cook with the lid closed on low heat for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Check for mutton tenderness and cook for a few minutes more, if needed. Add the coriander and mix.

9. Serve piping hot with tawa rotis and rice.

10. Thank Ms. Tasneem Rajkotwala first and me later.


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