Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Khasi Ko Masu ((Nepalese Mutton Curry)

I have been searching. Searching for new recipes and just then, I couldn't help but notice the varieties of Nepalese style mutton curries. Ohhhhh! What a food joy for testing my cooking skills to Nepalese cuisine. Recipes checked through and digested, in fact, most of them sounding like the mutton curries I have already made before. To tell you the truth, I didn't really notice much difference in the ingredients. Nevertheless, I felt good I actually found out that Nepalese Mutton Curry is known as Khasi Ko Masu. Did I plagiarise those recipes? I don't think I did and like I have already told previously (Moo Gook/Korean Radish Soup), remember, I have already showcased recipes from other parts of the world (Cari Poisson/Mauritian Fish Curry, Kiri Hodi/Sri Lankan Coconut GravyMoroccan Chicken Stew, Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani, Malabar Fish Curry, Tofu Manchurian & Goan Prawn Curry), and me having quite an experience in making mutton curries, what would have been the possibilities, you tell me? Honestly guys, I didn't feel any pressure in making Khasi Ko Masu. Yet, I decided I will stick to my style of cooking. Making the wholesome curry paste instead of adding spices individually and also for simplifying cooking by itself, and opting specifically mutton bone marrow (Mutton Bone Marrow Curry). The outcome and result? This delectable, zesty and appealing Khasi Ko Masu/Nepalese Mutton Curry (Aloo Gosht, Shahi Mutton Curry, Rogan Josh, Masala Mutton Curry, Mutton Keema & Mutton Varuval). 
10 pieces mutton bone marrow - pressure cooked and keep aside
1/4 cup oil 
Salt for taste

For the curry paste 
10 dried red chillies (or as per taste)
1 tsp poppy seeds/kas kas
2 tbsp cashew nuts 
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 tbsp black pepper seeds
1 stick cinnamon
3 cloves 
3 sprigs curry leaves
** Dry fry these ingredients and blend/ground with:
5 garlic
1 inch ginger
5 shallots 

Fry paste with oil till aromatic and it splits.
Pour about 1/2 litre of water and season with salt.
Simmer to heat through. 
Add marrow,stir and simmer for another 3 to 4 mins. 
Off the heat and cover to sip the curry into the marrow for at least an hour before serving.  


  1. I can imagine how delicious that is going to be!! I love bone marrow and in this curried form...wow, I just want to run and get a plate!

  2. this is absolutely awesome nava... love the flavors that go into it, and i don't guess i need to tell how good bone marrow tastes.. :)

  3. Hmmm, I have never tried this before. Judging from the comments, I should try bone marrow one day!

  4. OMG.. Nava dear.... u make me hungry now.... i used to eat in India.... here I dont get perfect soft mutton... now my mouth started watering....

  5. The curry looks awesome..must have been very flavourful

  6. mutton bone marrow was my favorite as a kid, its so soft and delicious. I have to fight with my sister to get it more. you made amazing gravy too.

  7. super bone marrow curry, love it to the core...

  8. wow...looks yumm..you know nava...from young i love to suck that bones of mutton for the inner meat...some curry special for that is sure a keep recipe

  9. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Love the curry! I can just banjir my rice with the curry and slurrrpppp....

  10. Hi Nava, haven't eaten this before.. but yours look so inviting and mouthwatering. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a great week ahead.

  11. I am not a mutton fan but this one sure does look inviting.

  12. You made me nostalgic.. how i wish to suck on these which grandma makes... good old days..

  13. This recipe wins just by having bone marrow. I saw the title and got so excited! Lovely! Now I'm drooling :)

  14. These bone marrows look delicious with curry...
    Thanks for the recipe Nava and have a wonderful week :D

  15. Marrow is my favorite. Both me and my sis would fight for this as a child every time mom made mutton curry.. :-) Adore those flavors you have added in :-)

  16. Wow.Loved this idea of making a curry only with this.And the flavors are just awesome

  17. love this. so delicious. gimme rice and I can polish off two bowls

  18. just love mutton bone marrow......yours look awesome with all those lovely flavors

  19. I can almost smell this wonderful and tempting bone marrow curry. The combo of cashewnuts and khus khus can never go wrong! Too good!!
    I cook mutton bone marrow curry too, apart from using them in soups. My kids love digging into the marrow and I give them bone marrow atleast once in a week as it is very good for health! Thanks for the recipe!!

  20. Especially with the temperatures cooling down, I will definitely be trying this out sooner rather than later

  21. Nava it looks so yummy and flavorful ! I miss this a lot...we never find it here :( super tempting !

  22. Just love this recipe! I used eat bone marrow a lot when I was growing up. Now I think it's been ages since I had it. And cashew nuts...I could kill for this dish! As always it looks amazing Nava!

  23. Damn, i loving the goat bone marrow all the way,
    we used to called this dish as gule kambing in Indonesia...
    try some hot and sour chinese sauce with szechuan peppercorn to cooked this mutton my friend...
    totally recomended!

  24. Honestly, I haven't tried bone marrow before, Perhaps some day I'll learn to appreciate....

  25. Bone Marrow curry looks so delicious. Pictures are awesome :)

  26. Yum yum....am on fast today that makes me go crazy.......will try it out for sure

  27. Given Bengal's love for mutton...this is absolutely droolworthy....


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