How to make SAOJI MUTTON-SK Khazana -

The most popular flavourful and spicy mutton dish all the way from Nagpur

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : 800 grams mutton, cut into 2 inch pieces on bone , 7 tablespoons oil

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Mutton

You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Palak Syun Mutton Razala Aab Gosht Meat Balls in Schezwan Chutney


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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 : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 1

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for SAOJI MUTTON-SK Khazana Recipe

  • 800 grams mutton, cut into 2 inch pieces on bone

  • 7 tablespoons oil

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (shahi jeera)

  • 2 black cardamoms

  • 4 green cardamoms

  • 6-8 cloves

  • 12-16 black peppercorns

  • 1 inch cinnamon

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khus khus)

  • 1 tablespoon stone flower (dagad phool)

  • 10-12 dried coconut slices

  • 2-3 dried red chillies

  • Salt to taste

  • 1½ tablespoons ginger-garlic paste

  • 3-4 medium onions, sliced

  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non stick pan. Add coriander seeds, caraway seeds, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaf, poppy seeds, stone flower, coconut slices and red chillies and roast till fragrant.

Step 2

Cool and transfer into a blender jar. Add sufficient water and blend into a coarse paste.

Step 3

Take mutton pieces in a bowl. Add salt and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Set aside for 50-60 minutes.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions and sauté till well browned. Add prepared paste, mix well and sauté till oil separates.

Step 5

Rinse the blender jar with 1 cup water, add to the cooker and mix well. Bring to a boil. Add marinated mutton pieces and mix well.

Step 6

Add 1½ cups water and salt, mix well, cover and pressure cook till the pressure is released for 6-8 times (6-8 whistles are given out).

Step 7

Remove the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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