Homestyle Mutton Curry


April 11, 2018

The mouthwatering mutton curry, that takes me back to childhood days! Back then, I loved to savor it with hand torn pieces of plain sliced bread and nimbu pyaz…no other frills!
Even now, when I visit mom, this is one of the first meals that she has ready for us to savor!

image And here’s a delicious rendition of my Homestyle Mutton curry by husband Anuj, who tried this recipe of mutton for the very first time! Despite initial jitters over measuring spices and tearful struggle over slicing onions, he labored on to the finishing line with a brave smile in place. Today afternoon, as family and friends sat together to dig into the big pot of ‘falling off the bone’ meat, kids & adults, all agreed….that it was fabulously good! Anuj’s self depracating response to all the praise was….it must be the recipe that is so good! 🙂 image
Marinate mutton in a little yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, salt, haldi, red chili pwdr, freshly pounded coriander pwdr, khuskhus (powdered…and is optional) for about 1/2 hour. Meanwhile heat oil add jeera and khare masale (badi elaichi, tej patta, dalchini, laung, choti elaichi), khadi lal mirch and a few black pepper seeds. Add sliced onions and sauté till pink. Then add marinated mutton( reserving marinade) and sear on medium high to seal juices. Now reduce heat to medium, slowly add reserved marinade 1 tbsp at a time and bhuno the mutton to a rich brown color. This will take atleast 30-45 min…Do not rush! Next add pureed tomatoes, and simmer till the masala leaves oil. Now add enough water to make gravy of desired thickness, cover with a well fitting lid, put a weight on the lid and simmer till tender and falling off the bone! Alternatively you can also pressure cook the meat till done. Sprinkle with chopped dhania and serve. If you want you can also add pan seared egg/fried alu towards the end. Serve hot with rice/roti and nimbu pyaz.

So here’s a step by step depiction of the recipe!
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13 comments on “Homestyle Mutton Curry

  1. June 18, 2014 Sanjay V

    SUPERB.Made is today delish.Bookmarked your mutton page any other MUST MAKE recipes you recommend ? THanks

    • June 18, 2014 ruchiairen

      Thank you! I would suggest trying my achari mutton chops!

      • June 23, 2014 Sanjay V

        Hi Ruchi

        Still having issue s with the ING listing.Even on the current page you have the photos and then method.Do revert.Love ur site.Kudos

      • August 7, 2014 Sanjay V

        Done.Will revert.

  2. July 29, 2014 archana

    Looks very delicious

    • August 6, 2014 Bernie

      HI! Can you please email me your it looks delicious…and would like to make it….

      Thank you,

      • August 7, 2014 ruchiairen

        I make by instinct…andaaz se!

  3. August 3, 2014 Puja

    Hi, love your recipes. I can say that I have learnt how to cook chicken from your Mom’s home style chicken recipe. A big thank you. Would appreciate the list of exact ingredients of this mutton recipe too. Thanks!

  4. December 27, 2015 Anu

    Looks yum!! Where do you buy your mutton from?

    • December 29, 2015 ruchiairen

      Hicksville NY

  5. December 29, 2015 Komal Narayan

    Hi Ruchi Where in Manhattan can I buy Mutton/Goat meat?
    Also….can I make the same recipe with lamb…what cut of lamb would you use?


    • February 21, 2016 ruchiairen

      Head to Astoria or Jackson Heights. Use Front shoulder.


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