Mutton Korma with Dried Apricots /Mutton Kurma with Jardalu.....

a rich and delicious korma/kurma with succulent mutton cooked with dried apricots...i have posted one mutton korma already but in this i have not used cashews/almonds but still it tasted just yummy
You can try this with chicken as well ...I have pressure cooked the korma to save time but you can cook it on slow fire till the meat is cooked will bring in more flavour and the taste will surely be better..
1/2 kg mutton
1/2 cup curds beaten
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp each /javitri / mace , nutmeg/jaiphal and cardamom powder
 2 tbsp oil/ghee
dried apricots 6-7
3 med thinly onions sliced
2 tomatoes pureed
2-3 cardamom
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
2 bayleaves

Cut the mutton into pieces ,wash and keep aside in a strainer to remove excess water
Fry the sliced onion till they turn golden brown n crisp n keep aside
Marinate the mutton with gimger garlic paste turmeric powder and yogurt for atleast 20 minutes.
Heat the pressure cooker vessel add ghee/oil then add bay leaves ,cardmom
Add the marinated mutton and saute for 8-10 minutes
Then add crushed brown onions and mix well.
Now  add tomato puree  and fry for few minutes
Add the coriander powder ,cumin powder red chilli powder and saute till the oil separates
Add about 3 cups water
Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook till its done ..
Once cooked release the pressure and sprinkle garam masala powder,nutmeg and cardamom powder and apricots ( Check notes) mix and just let it simmer for  a while.
Serve hot with rice/pulao /naan
I enjoyed this with Plain biryani rice which I posted earlier  you can find the link here

You can even grind the fried onions with 1 tbsp water
To make it more rich you can add 1 tbsp cashew paste to the marinade or grind 10 cashews with the tomato After you add nutmeg,mace powder you could add 1/2 tsp kewra water I have added 2 drops of kewra essence..this gives a nice aroma
You can soak the dried apricots in water for 10 -15 minutes before you add it in the end or you can add the dried apricots along with the mutton ,it will give a nice sweet taste

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  1. Yuuuuuummmmmmyyyyy. I was holding myself from salivating even as I was reading the post. This is one mouthwatering delicious dish. Simply awesome dear.

  2. i love mutton and apricots,yum.
    my husband will grab this one from the pic itself:))

  3. Addition of dried apricot is a bonus...the color of the gravy is awesome

  4. This combination is absolutely wonderful. Your korma looks fabulous!

  5. Looks so flavorful! Love mutton curries!

  6. Ohhh!!! you got me rocking. Super yum and super mouthwatering. Love mutton and love this korma.

  7. Korma looks mouth watering.. Love the addition of apricots..

    Sowmia - Sowmia's Galley

  8. wow..makes me drool,Gloria...wish I was next door to just grab the kadai ;)

  9. mutton with apricots sure it will be tastier nice recipe

  10. Love the colour of the mutton kurma.. Yummy and super presentation..

  11. Se me hace agua la boca muy sabroso me gusta,abrazos