Badami Gosht Korma Recipe/Badami Mutton Korma/Kurma

A rich and delicious korma or gravy made with mutton and almonds .Badami Gosht or Badami Ghost Korma is a very yummy and rich gravy made with blending almonds and fried onion .The meat is succulently cooked with spices and almonds  in a thick based gravy .This Badami mutton or Badami Gosht Korma goes well with Naan Pulao or jeera rice.Traditionally this mutton korma is slow cooked to infuse all the flavours and aroma from the spices .This process takes a lot of time,you need to slow cook the meat till its tender,it may take about 1 to 1/2 hour so I always prefer cooking it in a pressure cooker to save time .
I served this with a simple pulao and hariyali tikka it was awesome and we all loved it.
1/2 kg mutton
50 gms almonds
1/2 cup curds
2 onion sliced
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp coriander cumin powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder

oil 2tbsp
1 tbsp ghee
3-4 cloves
1 star anise
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamom
4-5 gren cardmom
1 mace
Marinate Mutton with salt ,turmeric ,,ginger garlic paste and 1/4 cup curds  Keep aside for 2-3 hours ,if marinating for more hours cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator .
Fry the sliced onion till golden brown and  crisp.
Grind fried onions with almonds to a paste adding very little water .
Heat ghee and  oil in a pressure cooker.
Add bay leaves, cloves,cardamom cinnamom and mace,star anise .
Saute for  3-4 minutes till nice aroma releases.
Now add Marinated mutton and saute well for 6-7 minutes.
Add  the almond - onion paste and fry well.
Then add red chilli powder,fennel powder,coriander cumin powder,garam Masala   powder and fry well for sometimes.
Add the remaining whisked curds and mix well.
Saute for few minutes till oil releases .
Add  about 1 cup water  and close the lid if the pressure cook for 10-15  minutes.
Once done , release the pressure and open the pressure cooker lid.
Garnish with sliced almonds and serve hot with naan ,pulao/rice  or any bread if your choice .