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Badaam Pasanda

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Badaam Pasanda

Badaam Pasanda


:Zaeemuddin Ahmed, Karims, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Recipe Servings


Recipe Cook Time

:50 Minutes

Enjoy the flavors of an authentic badaam pasanda with this recipe straight from the kitchen of the all-time popular Karims, Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.


  • 1/2 kg thin lamb thigh meat

    1/2 cup clarified butter

    1/2 cup yogurt

    3 Tbsp red chilli powder

    Salt to taste

    1 Tbsp garam masala

    1 Tbsp black pepper

    1 Tbsp cumin seeds

    7 pieces of cardamoms

    4 Tbsp garlic paste

    4 Tbsp powder of sauteed onions

    7-8 boiled and peeled almonds


Make deep incisions in the thin pieces of lamb thigh meat.

Heat pan, then add lamb thigh meat, clarified butter, curd, red chilli powder, salt, garam masala, black pepper, cumin seeds, cardamoms, garlic paste and powder of sauteed onions to the pan.

Mix it well.

Cover the pan and cook for half an hour.

Badam pasandais ready to eat.

Garnish with boiled and peeled almonds.

Serve hot with tandoori roti.

Key Ingredients: lamb meat, clarified butter, yogurt, red chilli, salt, garam masala, green cardamom, black pepper, cumin seeds, garlic, onion, almonds