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Korma forms an integral part of Iftar dinner during Ramzan. Also pronounced as kurma, khurma and qorma, this dish originated in South and Central Asia. The word Korma is derived from the Turkish word 'Kavurma' which literally means cooked meat. Korma was introduced to India by the Mughals and it holds a special place in the splendid Mughalai cuisine.
Basically a korma is dish in which meat or vegetables are braised with water, stock, yogurt and cream or coconut milk. The amazing flavour of a korma recipe comes from the mix of spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves etc. Traditionally, korma recipe would be cooked on slow charcoal fire in a pot to get the flavours properly imbibed with the meat or vegetables.
There are different styles of preparing a korma recipe. As we are familiar with the experimenting nature of Indians when it comes to food, the dish of korma also goes without exception to it. The style in which the korma is prepared in different regions of India is quite different but the taste of all types of korma is simple beyond words.
So, here we have 10 most loved and mouthwatering korma recipes for you to try during Ramzan. Take a look.
Shahi mutton korma recipe is a delicacy from the royal kitchens. Shahi mutton korma recipe differs in its colour and flavour from the other recipes. This mutton recipe has a slightly whitish-yellow colour due to addition of yogurt and cream to it. The yellowish tinge is provided by the saffron which also adds a different flavour to this dish.
The nine gems are actually nine items or vegetables using which this curry is prepared. The nine items are cooked in a thick cashew nut gravy which is a sheer treat to your taste-buds.
Chicken korma is a dish which is prepared in almost all Muslim households during this time of Ramzan. To add to the taste we have the royal version of the chicken recipe which is sure to make your Iftar meal all the more appealing to your taste-buds. This delicious ramzan recipe is a little on the richer side as we are using cashew nuts and almonds in the preparation.
The key to this chicken recipe is coconut, mint and coriander which lends it a greenish-brown shade and infuses it with a mild herby flavour. And the aroma is simply intoxicating. The perfect mix of the Indian spices make this dish extremely delicious.
The Tehsildari qorma is a part of the Mughalai cuisine. It was introduced by a gentleman who was a Tehsildar in Kaimganj during the British period and belonged to the royal family of Bahadur Shah Zafar. This dish is a rich and creamy delight with very little spices. The use of rabdi and khoya in this mutton recipe makes this ramzan recipe burst with robust flavours.
Aloo korma for example is a simple yet spicy dish that can be prepared very easily. You can have it with chapatis or team it with steamed rice. Check out the recipe to prepare Andhra style aloo korma.
Chicken korma is a thus a chicken curry cooked in a rich and flavoured yogurt gravy. As the base of this Indian chicken recipe is curd, it usually has a thick gravy. The other spices used in a korma recipe are not really out of the box. You can make chicken korma at home if you have a kitchen well stocked with the common Indian spices.
This paneer corn korma is a protein rich recipe which is a nutritious choice for your kids and tastes simply delicious. Paneer and corn are two ingredients of which the kids are extremely fond of. So, prepare paneer corn korma and watch your picky eaters relish the dinner with pleasure.
The taste and flavour of korma comes from the blend of rich spices, yoghurt and mutton. Mutton korma is a rich and spicy food thus prepared on special occasions like festivals or weddings. However, for a change, you can bring a spicy side dish in your meal by trying Kerala style mutton korma. Check out the recipe.
A treat for the vegetarians, vegetable korma can be prepared in a number of ways. Here we are preparing this recipe with grated coconut and cashew nuts. Take a look.