½ kg lean meat from saddle and leg of a goat
25g raw papaya paste
1tsp red chili powder
25g ginger paste
25g garlic paste
2 medium onions finely sliced
2” cinnamon sticks
10g Cumin seeds
3tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Red chili powder
2tsp poppy seeds
1tsp Black pepper powder
30g roasted gram flour
405 green cardamoms
250g ghee (clarified butter)
1tsp kewra water
Salt to taste Recipe Method:
Remove all membrane from the meat. Cut the meat into 1” pieces.
Make a marinade with the raw papaya paste, ginger paste, garlic paste and the salt. Rub the mixture well on the mutton cubes and set aside and set aside for 5-6 hours in a refrigerator.
Dry roast the poppy seeds lightly and make a fine paste. Dry roast the aniseed and the cumin seeds separately till lightly colored and fragrant and grind into a fine paste with the whole spices.
Finely slice the onions. Heat the ghee in a pan and fry the onions to a golden brown. Remove and grind into a smooth paste.
In the same ghee, fry the marinated pieces of mutton till half done. Add the spice paste and sauté for another minute. Add the onion paste, the left over marinade and whisked yoghurt and cook for 4-5 minutes stirring all the while to prevent the yoghurt from curdling.
Add one cup water and cover and simmer till the meats are tender and some of the liquids dry up.
Dissolve the gram flour in ½ cup water and add it to the cooking curry. Cook for another 4-5 minutes on low flame till the korma thickens.
Add the screw pine extract and remove from fire. Serve hot.
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