Lucknowi Gosht Korma | How to make Lucknowi Gosht Korma

By Farrukh Shadab  |  28th Nov 2015  |  
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About Lucknowi Gosht Korma Recipe

Lucknowi Gosht Korma is a fragrant royal preparation of Goat meat flavoured with spices, nuts and aromatic essences like saffron and kewda (screw pine). Kebabs, kormas, biryanis are a section of lavish Awadhi cuisine since Mughal era, Kormas are basically a meat or chicken braised with spices, some nuts, browned onions and yogurt. They are mostly a mild preparation making a use of Kashmiri red chilies to get rich red colour but gentle on palette.Yogurt gives beautiful velvety base, ground brown onions gives texture and gentle spices with nuts gives richness to this exceptional korma.

Lucknowi Gosht Korma

Ingredients to make Lucknowi Gosht Korma

  • 1.5 kgs goat meat (mutton on bone) cut in pieces.
  • 4 large onions finely sliced
  • 400 gms yogurt whisked well
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • Few drops of Kewda essence
  • A pinch of saffron soaked in 3 tablespoon of warm milk
  • 4 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp mace powder
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 5 tbsp ghee
  • Dry Roast together:
  • 1&1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 6-7 green cardamom
  • 6-7 cloves
  • 8 black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 2 black cardamom

How to make Lucknowi Gosht Korma

  1. In a heavy bottom pan or handi, heat ghee and oil. Add finely sliced onion and fry until golden brown and crisp.Do not over brown them as it might give the bitter to korma.
  2. In a blender, add all the dry roasted ingredients and brown onions, blend it to make a smooth paste. Set it aside.
  3. In the same handi with remaining ghee-oil mixture, add mutton pieces and fry until they are fried to nice golden brown.
  4. Once done, take the mutton pieces out and reserve. Now, add ginger garlic paste in the same handi and fry well for 2-3 minutes. Add ground masala-onion paste, coriander powder and red chili powder, mix well.
  5. Add whisked yogurt and stir until well blended. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until oil starts oozing out. Add fried mutton pieces, salt and little water. Cover and cook until mutton is just tender. Add saffron milk, kewda essence and mix.
  6. Adjust the consistency of korma if you need to increase the gravy and check for salt. Lastly, sprinkle Mace and nutmeg powder, and give a gentle mix.
  7. Fragrant delicious Lucknow Gosht Korma is ready to be served, Garnish with some coriander leaves (optional) and serve hot with Nan/sheermal/paratha or Pulao of your choice.

Reviews for Lucknowi Gosht Korma (6)

Vineeta Ezraa year ago

Awesome real taste of lucknow :thumbsup:


i have made it,its owsme in test,thanks

Nishi Salim3 years ago


Ousumi Ghosh3 years ago

Awesome looks

Ishani Chandra3 years ago


Lipika Shah3 years ago

Lovely! Saving this will definitely try it :)

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