How to make Saoji Mutton -

A Maharashtrian speciality and is very popular in the Vidharbha district - very flavourful and irresistible .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Mutton On Bone, Dried Red Chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Saoji 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Saoji Mutton Recipe

  • Mutton On Bone 2 inch pieces on the bone 800 grams

  • Dried Red Chillies

  • Oil 8 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Black cardamoms 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cloves 4-6

  • Black peppercorns 1 tablespoon

  • Cinnamon 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Onions sliced 3-4 medium

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) 8-10 slices

  • Stone flower (dagad phool) 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies 7-8

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat 5 tbsps oil in a non stick pan. Add coriander seeds, shahi jeera, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaf, poppy seeds, onions, dried coconut slices and stone flower. Mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in pressure cooker.

Step 3

Add dried red chillies to spice mixture and sauté for 3-4 minutes more.

Step 4

Add mutton to pressure cooker and sauté till well browned. Remove spice mixture from heat and cool. Transfer into a grinder jar and grind into a paste 2-3 tbsps water.

Step 5

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and salt to mutton. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add ground paste, mix well. Adjust salt and add 1 cup water. Cover and cook till 6-8 whistles.

Step 7

Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely and serve hot.

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