Shahi Korma (Lamb In Saffron & Cardamom Cream
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Shahi Korma (Lamb In Saffron & Cardamom Cream
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:22:42 AM. Recipe ID 55457. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Shahi korma (lamb in saffron & cardamom cream
 Categories: Indian, Lamb, Ceideburg 2
      Yield: 1 Servings
      1 tb Cumin seeds
      4 ts Coriander seeds
      1    Or 2 teaspoons cayenne
      1 ts Saffron threads
      3 tb Hot milk
      6 tb Ghee or clarified butter
           -(see note)
      2 md Onions, chopped
      5    Black cardamom pods
           -cinnamon sticks
      4    Cloves
      3    Bay leaves
      1    Fresh ginger, grated
      4 lg Garlic cloves, minced
      2 lb Boneless lamb, cut into
           -1/2-inch cubes
      1 c  Fresh, sweet, unflavored
    1/4 c  Heavy cream
      1 tb Rose water
    1/4 c  Blanched almonds
  Grind the cumin and coriander seeds in a spice mill, combine with the
  red pepper and place near the stove. Soak the saffron in hot milk.
  Heat the ghee or clarified butter in a large, shallow, heavy pan.
  Stir in the onions, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves.
  Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to
  turn reddish brown, about 15 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and
  cook, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the pan, until
  the onions are reddish brown.
  Stir in the ground spices and cook, stirring, for about 10 seconds, or
  until the spices release their fragrance.
  Dry the meat with paper towels.  Stir half of the meat into the spice
  mixture.  Increase the heat to medium high and cook, stirring for a
  few minutes, making sure all the meat is coated with the spices. Stir
  in the remaining meat, and cook as before, scraping the bottom of the
  If the mixture gets too dry, splash in a little water.
  Turn the heat to medium.  Start adding the yogurt 1 tablespoon at a
  time, stirring and incorporating it into the mixture before adding
  the next tablespoonful. Continue adding in this way until all the
  yogurt has been used.
  Turn the heat to low.  Cover the pan and simmer the meat for about 1
  1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender. If necessary, splash in
  a little water from time to time. When the meat is tender, and salt
  to taste. Stir the cream and cook until the sauce is thick. Stir in
  the saffron and rose water and heat thoroughly.
  Fry the almonds in a little oil until golden brown. Serve the lamb
  piping hot garnished with the almonds. (The whole spices in this dish
  are not meant to be eaten.) Serve this dish with a pilaf or any
  Indian bread.
  NOTE:  Ghee is sold in Indian markets.

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Recipe ID 55457 (Apr 03, 2005)

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