A visit to Rampur, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, can surprise you with its scrumptious food. Like Lucknow, Rampur's food culture draws nuances from the Mughlai cuisine, known for its rich foods, flush with fragrant spices. Rampuri mutton korma is just the dish you would want for a slice of royalty. You don't have to go all the way to Rampur to try this exceptional Indian non-vegetarian curry; we have brought its recipe all the way to you. Mutton lovers, rejoice!
Mutton is a high-protein red meat that turns succulent and fulsome when cooked in a lush gravy with tons of fiery spices. Mutton curry is a favourite dish of many Indians; Rampuri mutton korma levels it up with some more flavours from fragrant spices. Saffron (kesar), edible rose water (gulabjal) and mace powder (javitri) infuses the mutton korma with their overwhelming taste and add a pleasant colour to it too. Saffron and javitri are two of the prized spices of India and are often used to make special meals like this Rampuri mutton korma. Combined with rose water, these spices turn a simple Indian curry to a restaurant-like dish that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. The addition of cashew paste and curd brings a delicate creaminess to the mutton korma, making it an absolute delight.
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Saffron adds a distinct taste and colour to Indian recipes.
Rampuri Mutton Korma Recipe -
Guess, we've piqued your curiosity enough to try this splendid mutton korma. So, here's the step-by-step recipe of Rampuri mutton korma with specific ingredients list and cooking instructions.
Make authentic Rampuri mutton korma at home in a few easy steps. Fry the usual whole spices of cloves, cinnamon and cardamom in butter, then roast onions and mutton with ginger, garlic, salt and coriander powder. Then add curd and cashew paste along with red chilli powder and let the lamb cook.
Now, here comes a twist in the recipe. You have to pick out the cooked mutton pieces from the gravy and flavour them separately with saffron, rose water and mace. Also, you have to strain the gravy to get a fine and smooth curry to which, mutton pieces are added back, and then served.
This unusual technique makes this mutton korma truly a special one. Try this recipe to find it for yourself. Happy Cooking!