Korma Afghanistan Meat Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This spicy dish is very flavorful but if you don't like it too spicy cut down on the chili.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs lean stewing beef or 1 12 lbs lamb, cut in 3/4 " cubes
  • 14 cup vegetable oil (Olive is good)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 12 cups water
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 teaspoon hot chili pepper flakes
  • 14 cup yellow split peas, washed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 34 teaspoon coriander powder or 2 -3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a heavy pan, saute the onion until transparent.
  2. Add garlic and meat cubes, stir frequently and continue cooking until the meat browns.
  3. Add water, salt, pepper,chili flakes,split peas& cumin.
  4. Cover and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is very tender and the peas are soft.
  5. Add coriander and continue cooking for 10 miutes.
  6. Serve over a mound of steamed rice.


Most Helpful

Despite the only rating this got, I decided to make this. I didn't mind the look, and the taste was very good! Unfortunately, I forgot to cut down on the chili, so it came out VERY spicy. (That was the first time I made it.) I made it one other time, and did about half the chili. My dad enjoyed a lot because he loves spice, however my mom and I still thought it was a little hot. Overall, though it was very good. I might make it again tonight. Also, I chose to use chicken stalk instead of water, and chicken instead of beef or lamb. It was a little watery, but a little flour took care of that! Thanks Bergy!

TRG February 09, 2008

IT looks like **** but tastes good so i give it an 1 out of 100 cause of the way it looks

afghanstar_08 January 19, 2005

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