Monday, June 24, 2013

Mutton Kadai

Getting bored of cooking mutton or chicken in cooker ? Want to try differently for a great taste ? Then grab a kadai,get raw materials and rush to your kitchen !! Only you and family members may have to wait a bit longer to enjoy it,but but you know patience pays...


  • Mutton- 500 gm [boneless (or soft pieces) of throat (or chest) part of goat]

  • Yogurt-1 cup
  • Onion- 3 finely cut
  • Onion- 1 cut into square pcs
  • Capsicum- 2 pieces [medium size]cut into square pieces
  • Raw papaya- 1 big piece 
  • Almond- 5-6 pc
  • Clove- 3 pcs 
  • Bay leaves [tejpatta]- 2 pcs
  • Mace[javitri]- 2 pcs
  • Black cardamom- 2 pcs
  • Black pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom- 5 pcs
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Ginger [finely cut]- 1 tbsp
  • Salt to the taste
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Mustard oil- 2-4 tbsp
  • Deshi ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander [finely cut]- 4 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds- 2 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Serving : 4 persons


  • Clean well mutton pieces.
  • Cut papaya into pieces and grate it.
  • Grate coconut.
  • Soak poppy seeds and almonds in 1/2 cup of water.


  1.  At first mutton is to be marinated.Mix mutton with yogurt,papaya & salt. Mix well as each piece is wrapped in the paste. Marination may take 40-45 minutes.Water will be oozed during marination,do not throw it.
  2. Separately mix ground almond,khaskhas,clove,mace,black cardamom,cardamom,black pepper,coconut paste,ginger and onion so that the paste is prepared.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai [heavy bottomed].
  4. Fry bay leaf  for a few seconds and add marinated mutton. Fry on low flame till residual water is dried up.
  5. Shift mutton to another pot.
  6. Add ghee to the residual oil in the kadhai. Heat for a few seconds.Add cumin seeds,red chilli powder and the prepared paste.Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add fried mutton and water.Fry on low flame and keep stirring from time to time till the mutton becomes tender.
  8. Now add capsicum and square pieces of onion.Saute for 2-3 minutes.Add garam masala and mix well.Cover the kadhai with a lid.Keep flame low.Wait for 2 minutes.
 Mutton kadhai is ready.
     Garnish with green coriander leaves before serving.It is a hot dish,so serve hot!

Ideal company: nan or  rumali roti and jeera [cumin] rice. 


  1. you have given one more way to make mutton tastier...i am sure this recipe will is mouth watering.

  2. Madam,this is a wonderful recipe,entirely new.

  3. I hardly enter kitchen, but love mutton dishes, will ask my mom to do this, thanks for the share :)

    1. Thanks Shrikant ji,
      Like to share more mutton dishes in near future.