Mutton Roast

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Serves 2-3

I love how tender the mutton meat cooked this way turns out. It literally gets to an almost 'falling off the bone' tenderness, very enjoyable with pita bread or parathas or even baked potatoes.

mutton/lamb pieces with bone
onions, sliced thin
green chillies
4 tbsp.
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
2 tbsp.
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tsp.
garlic paste
pinch of turmeric
chopped coriander
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
1/2 tsp.
chilli powder
1/2 tsp.
garam masala
juice of half a lemon

Boil the mutton meat with 1 grated tomato and 1 grated onion, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, half tsp. garlic paste and 1/2 tsp. ginger paste....until almost completely tender. Make sure you use just enough water such that it is not in excess. If a little water remains after boiling, it's ok, drain it from the meat and set it aside to be used later.

In a separate pan, add the oil, followed by the sliced onions. Fry until golden, then add the garlic and ginger paste. Stir-fry for a minute, then add the boiled mutton pieces and fry them in the oil. Add the green chillies, yoghurt, the cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and black pepper. Keep the heat on low and keep stirring everything together until the yoghurt is no longer visible.

Now add the extra water if you want it to have a bit of gravy/moisture (you can add just a bit of regular water if none remained after boiling the meat). Let this simmer for a few minutes until the masala is thick, then squeeze the lemon and sprinkle the garam masala and chopped coriander. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Cover and keep on low heat for about 5 minutes then switch off and serve.

You can garnish with sliced onions and chopped coriander or mint. You can even garnish with veggies or french fries.


nice reciepe thanx

All ur recipes are soo yummy mashAllah, from the taste to the accurate measurements and tips you a star doll...

I loved this recipe it turned out jus perfect and made my hubby very happy thanks

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Until tender, takes anywhere from 25 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the meat itself.

How long do we boil the meat for?

Fauzia can I use a pressure cooker to boil the meat or does it have to be done in a pot.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Salams. this looks just wow! i really wana try it. I have one question. U mentioned that we should not boil the mutton in excess water. So (approximately), how much water should be added to boil mutton? thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, depends as some mutton cooks faster than others. Approximately 1 cup, but add more as needed.

Hi, you have mentioned tomatoes in the recipe..but there is no mention in the ingredients? do we have to use tomatoes?

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Tomatoes are used in boiling the meat, not in the final roasting part.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes that is fine.

can i cook this receipe with meat

Really awsom ...

This was deliciousss!!! JazakAllahu Khairan :)

I love your recipes, it's made cooking a lot more exciting and enjoyable for me! Just a quick query...could I do this recipe with lamb? Only reason is I took lamb out the freezer accidentally! Thanks in advance, May you be blessed for sharing all your wonderful recipes xxx

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Thanks and yes you can. :)

Asm great recipe. Turned out delicious.

Sorry for the silly question what does grated opinions and tomatoes mean? Can we blitz them in a blender ? Or actually grate them with a grater ? Thanks !

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Yes grate them with a grater, do not blitz the onions but you can blend the tomatoes if you prefer.

As salaamu alaikum Fauzia.. I have tried this recipe and it tastes great Alhamdu'lillah.. But I wanted to ask you that unlike your picture, my gravy was very dark.. Almost dark brown black.. I don't know why.. Even the mutton became that colour.. So it tasted good but the presentation was nowhere close to yours.. Could it be that I fried the onions too much? Also, I had kept the mutton on boil for more than 45 minutes but it didn't become tender and then I have to put it in the pressure cooker.. Can you please guide me? Jazak Allah khair in advance..

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W/Salaam, yes it could be because of the onions being over fried. Glad to know it tasted well though. :)

Aslm....this recipe looks very nice...I'm having a big dinner so wanted to ask if I have to multiply alk ingredients by 4....coz I want to make about 2kg mutton en ur recipes is only 500g

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W/Salaam, yes, multiply the ingredients by 4. :)

Assalaamualaikum...trying yet another delicious recipe of yours tday.jazakillah fr d recipes....
i hav a question plzzz..if u dnt mind plz suggest sumthing mor flavourfull meaty dishes...i hv just marinated mutton wid ggpaste.salt turmeric red chili pwder lemon juice fr tmrw bt i dont know wat exactly i am goin to do out of it...tmrw being a sunday plz suggest sumthing nice..which i can prepare wid dis marinated meat..jazakillah in advance