Nilgiri Kurma

Another interesting variation of a mutton korma. You’ll need:

  • 500gms Mutton
  • 3 Green chilies
  • 3 pods garlic
  • 15gms khus khus
  • 225ml curd
  • 30gm grated coconut
  • 3 red chilies
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 10 small onions
  • 30gms oil
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • 1″ ginger
  • salt to taste


  1. Wash, clean and cut mutton into pieces
  2. Soak the meat in the curd for 30 minutes
  3. In the meanwhile, grind half an onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, khus khus, coconut, red chilies and coriander powder.
  4. Slice theĀ  remaining onion.
  5. Heat oil.
  6. Fry the onions and ground masala for a few minutes.
  7. Add the meat, curd and salt. Cook till the meat is tender.
  8. Add some powdered garam masala and remove from fire.

– Sid

Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is the founder of Chef at Large, a blog that began in 2007. He enjoys cooking, writing, travelling and technology in addition to being a practising Freemason. Health and wellness is a particularly passionate focus. Sid prefers the company of food and animals to most humans, and can be reached at