kor·​ma ˈkȯr-mə How to pronounce korma (audio)
: an Indian dish of usually braised meat or vegetables cooked with spices and often yogurt or cream

Examples of korma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Curry options include tikka masala, korma (cashew, almond and pistachio cream sauce), saag, coconut and vindaloo which can be had with chicken, lamb, shrimp, vegetables, or paneer. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 29 Jan. 2020 For a squash main course, the pea and pumpkin korma needs only a side of rice or flatbread to accompany it. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, 22 Nov. 2019 On the menu: beef massaman curry, vegetarian korma and hundreds of sandwiches. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2020 Go with the lamb and beef meatball pizza ($17), where juicy nuggets of meat mix with a creamy korma gravy, melted mozzarella and sharp pickled red onions. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 9 Oct. 2019 India isn’t represented in Epcot, so head to A’taj , just outside one of the resort’s southern gates, for kebabs, curries and kormas in a fairly opulent setting that belies its strip-mall address. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, 29 June 2019

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu qormā, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kavurma fried meat, from kavur- to fry, roast

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of korma was in 1832

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“Korma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/korma. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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