Saturday, June 25, 2016

Laal Maas (Rajasthani Mutton)

"The one who doesn't love mutton the way I love it, should be exiled from this planet." - Lord Sufi Chef Shamsher

I really don't understand people when they tell me that they cab't eat mutton. WHY CAN'T YOU EAT MUTTON YOU MORON?

It's better than beef in Pakistan, gets digested easily, is less chewy than beef and it is so expensive that some people only get to eat it on Eid ul Azha.

The recipe that I'm about to tell you all is brought from Rajasthan, India (ENEMY COUNTRY ... JUST KIDDING) the culture of our country and India is so similar and that is mostly noted in the food. This recipe is called Laal Maas, Laal means 'red' and Maas means 'mutton'. You owe me some money now for this language lesson.

There is a bit of preparation to do before you start making this.

You need to soak 7-8 Kashmiri dry red chilies in warm water for 30-40 minutes and blend it in to a paste.

You need to chop 4 medium onions.

It is a bit of work but worth it trust me on this.


6-8 dried Kashmiri red chillies, soaked

750 grams mutton on the bone

½ cup yogurt

2 teaspoons cumin powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste

4 tablespoons ghee

2 black cardamoms

3-4 green cardamoms

1 inch cinnamon stick

3-4 cloves

1 bay leaf

4 medium onions, finely chopped

½ teaspoon garam masala powder

Salt to taste

Coriander sprigs for garnish

Lemon wedge for garnish

For smoking 1 charcoal piece

First we need to marinate the mutton in yogurt, red chili paste we made, salt, coriander powder, turmeric, cumin powder and garam masala.

Now we heat 4 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter in a non stick pan and add the cinnamon stick, green cardamoms, cloves and black cardamoms.

Fry them until you can smell the heavenly aroma and then add chopped onions.

Saute then until they get brown and then add ginger garlic paste. Saute the ginger garlic paste properly.

Add the marinated mutton and cook it for 3 minutes on high heat or till it turns like the picture below.

Add sufficient water the the pan and bring it to a boil on high heat.

Let it boil for 5 minutes and then lower the heat. Cover the pan with the lid.

Simmer for 40-45 minutes but keep on checking often for if water run dry you add a bit  more until it is slow cooked completely.

Uncover and saute to make sure it is cooked.

Turn of the heat.

Meanwhile you heat up a coal and place it in a small steel bowl along with cloves.

Place that bowl in the middle of the pan and add a tablespoon of oil over it so it releases smoke.

Cover than pan for 5 minutes to add the smoky flavor to Laal Maas. Yes, THAT smoky flavor that comes from a burning heart, the heart that you break and I should shut my over dramatic self up.

Laal maas is ready to serve.

Garnish it with coriander sprigs and sliced lemon wedges. Eat this with Naan, roti or whatever you like. This is amazing indeed.


  1. I am looking first time honey challahs recipe it is amazing and creative and also looking delicious. thanks for
    sharing. resturent menu order

  2. Hi.
    I made this last night and my God it was amazing. Your mother taught you well. �� I can safely say that this is the first time my family actually enjoyed my cooking. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for trying this out and I am glad that your family enjoyed it. Mission accomplished !!!


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