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Aditya Bal's Dhaniwal Korma

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Aditya Bal's Dhaniwal Korma
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Lamb meat cooked in masalas, saffron infused milk and yogurt to make a delicious dhaniwal korma. Absolutely mouth watering!


  • For the yakhni:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 kg lamb meat, cut
  • Salt, a pinch

  • For the saffron infused milk:
  • 1 cup milk
  • Saffron, a pinch
  • For the curry base:
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 9 green cardamoms
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 onions, pureed
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Rock salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 cup curd
  • Saffron infused milk
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish


  1. For the yakhni:
  2. Ina  pressure cooker add the meat, 2 cups water, a pinch of salt. Pressure cook it (2 whistles). Keep it aside.

  3. For the saffron infused milk:
  4. In a pan heat 1 cup milk with a pinch of saffron. Let the saffron leave its color and aroma. Take it off the heat and keep aside.

  5. For the curry base:
  6. In a wok (Kadhai) add 1 Tbsp oil, 9 green cardamoms and 5 cloves. let them change color.
  7. Now add the onion puree and garlic. Saute till golden brown. Now add turmeric, coriander powder and salt.
  8. Add the curd and saffron infused milk. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Now add the pressure cooked meat. Simmer. Add the pepper and coriander leaves. Cover the pan and cook 10 minutes or till the meat is soft and tender.
  10. Serve with Kashmiri pulao.