How to make Malwani Mutton -

Spicy preparation of mutton cooked in Malwani style

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mutton On Bone, Dry Red Chillies

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Malwani Mutton

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malwani Mutton Recipe

  • Mutton On Bone 1 1/2 inch pieces on the bone 500 grams

  • Dry Red Chillies 10

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Black cardamoms 2-3

  • Dry coconut (khopra) grated 1/2 cup

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced 4 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch piece


Step 1

Roast red chillies, coriander seeds, cloves, blackpeppercorns, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, dry coconut and poppy seeds separately on a tava.

Step 2

Mix all the roasted ingredients and grind to a fine paste with tamarind pulp and a little water. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed vessel, add onions, sauté till light golden brown. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for half a minute.

Step 3

Add mutton pieces and sauté for five minutes. Add two cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook on low heat for thirty minutes or till mutton is done.

Step 4

Add ground masala, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Simmer for five minutes. Check the seasoning, serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and ginger strips.

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