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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bhuna Mutton


When my husband calls me from office and tells me that he is inviting someone over for dinner, the first question I ask him is “Are they vegetarian”? If the answer is no, Bhuna Gosth it is with ready to cook paratha. You can make this with chicken as well.


  • For marination
    1. 2lbs. lamb or goat meat cut into medium pieces on bone
    2. 2 medium onions finely chopped
    3. 5-6 cloves of garlic paste 
    4. 1'” ginger cut into Julian (Thin strips)
    5. 3-4 small tomatoes cut into halves
    6. 1tsp. turmeric powder
    7. 1tbsp. red chili powder 
    8. 1tsp. sugar
    9. 2-3 tsp. mustard oil
    10. Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tomatoes cut into quarters  
  • 2-3 tbsp. roasted ground spices (Dry roast and grind into a powder 2tsp. whole cumin seed + 2tsp. whole coriander seeds + 5 black cardamom + 3 green cardamom)
  • 1 tsp. ghee(clarified butter)


In a big mixing bowl take everything listed under marination and mix well. Allow it to rest for an hour in a refrigerator.


Take it out half an hour before you start cooking.

Transfer the marinated mutton to a heavy bottom pan. Fry them all together on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Soon you will see water releasing from the meat. Now lower the heat and cook covered on lowest heat for an hour.

By this time there should not be any excess moisture left in it. If you still see any excess water  let it dry by boiling on a high heat. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly.

In a separate pan heat ghee and sauté quartered tomatoes on high heat for a while. Add roasted ground spices to it. Let it sizzle, then pour it over the cooked mutton and mix it. Simmer for another five minutes and then its ready to go!

Goes well with Indian non fried bread like naan, phulka or rumali –roti.

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