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Shahi Mutton Curry

Shahi Mutton Curry, or Mughlai Mutton Curry. Rich, creamy, thick and call it a royal mutton curry (Navratan Korma & Lamb Rogan Josh), Shahi Mutton Curry simply packs bags and bags of  flavours (Mutton Devil's Curry, Masala Mutton Curry & Mutton Parathal) which will wake up your taste buds almost instantly until you most probably will long for more or you just can't stop eating. Believe me. And in my house, can you imagine how it would have been after I made this really attractive and eye popping Shahi Mutton Curry? Eaten alongside Cumin Coriander Rice and Stir Fried Turmeric Cabbage. Oh my goodness! Truly a royal meal and after eating by taking our own time, we could hardly move. Then again, each time I cook mutton (Mutton SoupMutton DalcaIndian Mutton Meatball Soup & Mutton Kurma), mostly of course as a dry or thick masala based curry (Mutton Bone Marrow Curry, Easy Mutton Curry, Mutton Varuval & Mutton Keema) its the same story as well and we love it as well when we actually bite and ripe the meat out of mutton bones and then we will still continue with nibbling the bones and also helping ourselves to rice and stir fried veggie. Sounds familiar? The same thing in your house too?  Shahi Mutton Curry as I have already told you is full of spices and ghee richness, fabulous deliciousness.

For the mutton curry
400g mutton - cut into bite sizes
1 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 large red onion - slice
2 tomatoes - slice
3 potatoes - remove skin and cut into chunks
2 tbsp plain chili powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp fennel powder
Spices - 1 stick cinnamon, 3 cloves, 2 star anise & 2 bay leaves
1/4 cup yogurt
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
2 sprigs coriander leaves - slice
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For cumin coriander rice
2 cups white rice
1 tbsp salted butter
1 large onion - sliced
3 sprigs coriander leaves - shredded
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 cups water
Salt for taste

For turmeric cabbage
1/2 (about 400g cabbage) - sliced into long medium size pieces
1 small red onion - sliced thinly
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 dried chilies - cut into 3 pieces
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For mutton curry
Mix chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and fennel powder with some water for a thick masala paste.
Keep aside. 
Mix mutton with turmeric powder, ginger paste and garlic paste
Keep aside.
Into heated ghee, add onion and spices.
Fry for a minute, add curry/masala paste and cook till aromatic.
Add tomatoes and stir till slightly mushy.
Tip in mutton and also potatoes.
Stir, add salt and pour in 1/2 liter of water.
Simmer and cook till mutton and potatoes becomes soft and gravy thickens.
Off the heat and slowly stir in yogurt, and then curry leaves and coriander leaves.
For rice
Wash rice and drain off excess water.
Into heated butter, add onion and cumin seeds.
When seeds starts to splatter, add rice.
Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add rice and 3 cups of water into rice cooker.
Season with salt.
Once cooked, fluff up and stir in coriander leaves. 
For cabbage
Into heated oil, sweat onion, curry leaves, mustard seeds and dried chilies for a minute or two.
Add cabbage, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir and fry for a texture you prefer.
(Note: sprinkle water if needed)
Remove from heat.


  1. Everything looks so delicious,yes you are an expert of making mutton curries,I know where I go to look for the recipe :) and that cubbage,simply mouth watering for me !

  2. That looks like a traditional mutton curry, I have never seen potatoes in mutton curry though! Amazing combo with the flavorsome rice and cabbage curry - I'm sure, the curry tastes good with appam too, kerala style.
    When you talk about mutton, I remember a small town called Sankarankovil in southern Tamil Nadu, where you get the best mutton biriyani & curry in the world. NV eaters passing by that area, would definitely stop by for some.

  3. I used to eat meat at my parents. This reminded me those days.

  4. Wow, the mutton curry looks mouthwatering and inviting, beautiful color. The cumin rice and yelllo cabbage, simply superb.

  5. Yes nava even I was quite hesitant sometime back of cooking mutton. I would never do and only had what mom made. But now I have mastered it :) I do the same thing to eliminate the smell. Your plater looks yum.

  6. That looks splendid...

  7. fantastic presentation.nice clicks,love the mutton curry with simple rice.

  8. Nava,We are not mutton curry fans and we would like to change so give me ur address pl:))

  9. ohhhhhhhhhh it is so tempting..literally iam drooling here:)

  10. Cabbage poriyal looks so inviting.. I love your rice.. Simple but delicious rice..

  11. very tempting.....Keep rocking...

    Todays recipe:

  12. That's a perfect meal.... extremely tempting :)

  13. Super delicious mutton curry and the clicks are sooo inviting!!

  14. Oooo now you have me craving mutton curry and yellow cabbage at 2am. Guess this post will be my food dreams tonight:D

  15. what can I say, Nava, it was sinfully delish! I love mutton too. I usually will poach and drain the mutton first to get rid of the smell
    before cooking according to what I want. what have you shared here are a couple of dishes that match its combination and so delicious to enjoy...thanks Nava and keep on sharing ya!

  16. Delicious curry and rice love that rice perfect rice and cabbage stir fry.

  17. OMG spicy and delicious mutton gravy…love the addition of potato..Wonderful combinations of cabbage and cumin flavoured rice. Love the color of the curry Nava. Wish I were your neighbor to have some.. :)

  18. Cumin coriander rice looks sooo good. Picture perfect .

  19. 100% with you on pressure cooking the goat meat first to get rid of that smell. I like the quick stir cabbage stir fry and cumin rice with mutton curry.

  20. Simple yet elegant rice.. Cabbage looks soo inviting and mutton curry tempting Nava... Loved the menu :-)

  21. What a fab combi. Luv the mutton curry and the beautiful clicks.

  22. Beautful clicks and lovely presentation.

    Drool mutton curry with perfect rice combi.

  23. everything looks so delicious... i could have it right away!!!

  24. First time at your blog space and it was wonderful to be welcomed by a scrumptious looking mutton curry :-)

  25. I am your new follower...please do visit my blog in your

  26. A wonderful combination I must say! The mutton curry looks very tempting and it's like the way we make it too. I also long to have mutton curry once in a while, cooked this way, of course. The rice and the yellow cabbage look great!

  27. Nava, this is like heaven on a plate.

  28. Wow looks gtg hungry now

  29. Absolutely fantastic recipe.
    Love this dish .

  30. Mutton curry looks delicious.great pics

  31. it looks so delicious and tempting specially the mutton..loved it

  32. Looks delicious your mutton dish with curry and I love your rice as well...lovely meal Nava.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :)

  33. delicious looking. Much better than the shop

  34. Beautiful clicks. Please pass that cabbage to me

  35. This is look so inviting ms.nava K!! i love curry... so much and my saliva is running out... you makes me really hungry now :D


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