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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gosht Shahjehani

  For all mutton dish lovers this dish is dedicated to all of you which has been prepared with heart. And hope all of you relish it after trying this recipe at home.                                                 

Sending this one to Srilekha's on going event EFM-MUTTON SERIES.

Serves: 4, Preparation time: 45 minutes (Excludes Marination time)

For Marination -
1 kg Mutton (with bones)
1 large Onion ( paste)
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 small cup Curd
2 tsp raw Papaya milk (optional: this makes the mutton very tender)

1/2" inch of Ginger (paste)
1tsp of Garlic paste1 lemon juice
1 tsp Red chilly powder
Salt to taste

For Gravy- 3 big Onions finely chopped

3-4 Green chillies
2 medium Potatoes 
1/2 tsp Ginger paste 
8-9 Garlic cloves
1 Tomato (chopped or make a paste)
For garam masala*- [2 big cardamom (bari elayichi), 4 small cardamom (choti elayichi), 1inch (dalchini), 6 black peppers (kali mirch), 1 mace (javetri), 2 whole red chillies].
Roast all these on a stove for 1 minute and grind them to a fine powder

3 bay leaves (tej patta)
1 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp haldi powder
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
coriander leaves for garnishing
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp Mustard oil 4 glasses of water
salt to taste

Mutton marination: 
The mutton pieces should be curry cut style some pieces from rib and leg bones. After washing meat properly mix all the above marination ingredients well and keep aside for atleast 6-7 hours in refrigerator.

Heat 3 tbsp mustard oil in a pressure cooker, peel potatoes, cut into halves, add little salt and haldi and fry till it is light brown, keep aside. Now add 1 tsp sugar (for nice color) and once the sugar dissolves completely add bay leaves, chopped garlic, onion, add a pinch of salt and fry till the onion is translucent and pink. Add in marinated mutton, fried potatoes, mix well lower the flame and let the mutton cook. Keep stirring in between. 

When the mutton looks roasted and it leaves oil add the garam masala powder* mentioned above in the ingredients for gravy and mix well so that the mutton soak up the spices. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, haldi, red chilly powder, green chillies and fry for 5 minutes. Now add tomato (chopped or paste) and let it cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Now add ginger paste and stir fry for 5 minutes. 
Do stir continuously as the mutton tends to stick to the to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add salt as per taste, add water and close the lid. Let the first whistle come on high flame, then on low flame let it cook till 4 additional whistles. Garnish with coriander leaves and salad. Serve with plain rice.


  1. My first visit here, the mutton gravy looks yummy
    and the longer marination process will surely make this dish much tastier.

  2. hey very colourful and great recipe...

  3. Hey very nice and superb recipe...luuks tempting

  4. Dear Deepa
    How are you? I am back for few days on blog.
    This is a real rich and wonderful recipe. Dont know , when I will get a chance to cook..Let me see what all you have cooked in my absence ha ha
    Have a nice week

  5. yummy...will surely be on my list !! thnx for sharing !

  6. Thanks for visiting Little Food Junction n putting in such lovely comments .
    Was jus going thru ur blog, must appreciate the lovely recipes in a simple format . Loved ur fruit n nutty custard !!!
    Thanx for sharing yummy stuff !!!!

    @ Little Food Junction

  7. yummyyyyyy yumm :) long time i have cooked mutton,i never add pappaya milk too for marinatng..need to try this out:)

  8. Hi Deepa,gosht shahjehani looks rich and delicious. Thanks for visiting me dear. You have a wonderful collection and I am going thro them now. Happy blogging.

  9. Oh wow!!1 Mutton curry looks so yummy!!! wanna grab that bowl now and njoy all the flavors..

  10. Thanks everybody for your nice comments. You really made my day.
    Special welcome to Viki and Smita for taking your time out and view my blog.

  11. I only desire a fresh tandoor baked naan now to dig into that plate of yours ....yum :)

  12. Wow, the dish looks very warm and inviting... Looking at the ingredients list I am all in for it!!! Mouthwatering and a very delicious dish!!1

  13. Thanks Shahana, FoodLovers ....
    A warm welcome to my new friends Rahin and Ramya.


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