How to Make Holi Special Mutton Masala

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Last Updated Mar 18, 2022


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How to Make Holi Special Mutton Masala

Maximum fellows like me used to wait for Holi only for hot and spicy chunks of mutton pieces after 2-3 sips of desi or videsi. So we cannot celebrate Holi without spicy mutton, without any measurement.

What is Holi’s special mutton? The fresh mutton chunks especially from run or chap are roasted and then simmered in a thick gravy made with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and ginger and sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin laced sauce; this is How to make Holi special mutton masala. You can also go for the recipe of the spicy-kashmiri-mutton-rogan-josh,kosha-pathar-mangsho.

This is a very simple recipe, no need for any measurement; little knowledge of cooking is sufficient to Prepare this recipe. Whatever you make, it will be tasty. Earlier I used to make 2-3 kg mutton for Holi, but now only 400 gm I am using for this post.

Main Equipment required

  • Gas stove
  • A hard bottomed kadai or a fry pan
  • A mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • A grinder
  • A serving plate/bowl

Ingredients:


Mutton 400 gm
Tomatoes-2(paste)

Onions – 2 medium sizes – sliced, (1 is kept for paste and other one sliced for fry )

Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp,

Cumin powder-1 tbsp

Red chili powder – 1 tbsp,

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp,

Salt to taste

Ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp each

Oil 3 tbsp

Coriander leaves

For marinating

  • Yogurt 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tbsp
  • Cumin and coriander powder-1 tbsp each
  • Red chili powder-1 tbsp
  • Salt-1 tbsp

Whole spices for tempering: 

  • Bay leaves/Tej patta – 1,
  • Black peppercorns/kali mirch – 4
  • Green cardamom – 1-2,
  • Dry red chili – 2,
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Garlic-5 cloves

How to Make Holi Special Mutton Masala

First, prepare the mutton;

Wash properly the mutton chunks with sufficient water.

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Take a mixing bowl; add yogurt and other spices with salt.

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Mix it properly, cover it and let it rest for at least two hours to marinate.

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After two hours, first, take a Kadai, heat it with oil, and throw all the whole spices for tempering.

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Then add one sliced onion and fry it a little, don’t wait for turning it brown.

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Add onion paste and cook for 3-4 minutes then add ginger and garlic paste and cook it for 3-4 minutes on a high flame.

mutton masala step7

Pour the tomato paste in the mutton followed by turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder and mix it properly and cook on a high flame, when the onions are smashed add 1 cup of water and cover the lid.

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Allow it to cook for 20-25 minutes on a low-medium flame.

Open the lid, check the mutton chunks are boiled properly or not, check salt and the consistency of the gravy.

If everything is alright throw some coriander leaves and cover it for another 2 minutes.

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Take it out from the oven and serve it.

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How to Make Holi Special Mutton Masala

What is Holispecial mutton? The fresh mutton chunks specially from run or chap are roastedand then simmered in a thick gravy made with onions, garlic, tomatoes andginger and sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin lacedsauce; this is How to make Holi special mutton masala.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories

Equipment

  • A hard bottomed kadai or a fry pan
  • Pressure cooker(optional)
  • mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • grinder
  • serving plate/bowl

Ingredients
  

For mutton masala

  • 400 gm mutton
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 pcs tomatoes
  • 2 pcs onions
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • as per taste salt
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves

For marinating

  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin and coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt

For tempering

  • 1 bay leaves
  • 4 black paper
  • 1-2 green cardamom
  • 2 dry red chili
  • 1 cumin seeds
  • 5 garlic cloves

Instructions
 

First prepare the mutton;

  • Wash properly the mutton chunks with sufficient water.
  • Take a mixing bowl; add yogurt and other spices with salt.
  • Mix it properly, cover it and let it rest for at least twohours to marinate.
  • After two hours, first takea kadai, heat it with oil, and throw all the whole spices for tempering
  • Then add one sliced onion and fry it little, don’t wait forturning it brown.
  • Add onion paste and cook for 3-4 minutes then add ginger andgarlic paste and cook it for 3-4 minutes in a high flame.
  • Pour the tomato paste in the mutton followed by turmericpowder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix itproperly and cook in a high flame, when the onions are smashed add 1 cup ofwater and cover the lid.
  • Allow it to cook for 20-25 minutes in a low-medium flame.
  • Open the lid, check the mutton chunks are boiled properly ornot, check salt and the consistency of the gravy.
  • If everything is alright throw some coriander leaves and coverit for another 2 minutes.
    Take it out from the oven and serve it.

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