Thursday, October 31, 2013

Peshawari Mutton Karahi

Peshawari Mutton Karahi!! From the land of Pakistan and specifically from the city of Peshawar. Already sounding mouth watering right and I bet the pictures are additionally making your tummy hunger topsy-turvy right? In fact, to tell you the truth, I myself can't contain my hunger and I think without me realizing, my saliva is gonna drip down soon. Regardless, any mutton dish for the matter most probably can trigger hunger for the both of us and I must go ahead by mentioning that I quite know it about the different kinds of mutton curries from this part and that part of the world. Furthermore, should I blow my own trumpet to how far I have come in making all sort of dishes from around the globe (Tandoori Chicken, Aam ka Achaar, Bengali Fish Croquettes, Chicken Vindaloo, Cari Poisson & Goan Prawn Curry)? Enough of me and marketing myself, let's not waste anymore time in getting down to making Peshawari Mutton Karahi. Thick, spices infused, yogurt creaminess, ghee and coriander leaves scented, plus honestly guys, blame it on my habit of adding potatoes for most of my mutton curries. Can you like possibly blame me for adding potatoes? We Malaysian Indians and we just must somehow find a reason for merging potatoes and mutton as one (Nepalese Mutton Curry, Aloo Gosht, Shahi Mutton Curry, Rogan Josh, Mutton Keema, Masala Mutton Curry & Mutton Parathal).   

500g mutton - cut into bite sizes
(Note: pressure cook for tough cuts)
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp onion paste
2 potatoes - cut into medium size pieces
1/2 cup yogurt - whisked
2-3 sprigs coriander leaves - sliced/shredded
1/2 cup melted ghee 
Salt for taste

For curry paste
1 1/2 tbsp plain chilli powder (or as per taste)
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp coriander powder 
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
**Mix with some water for a thick paste  

Heat ghee and sauté ginger paste, garlic paste and onion onion paste.
Add curry paste, stir and fry over low heat till aromatic and oil splits.
Add mutton and potatoes, stir and pour enough water for gravy. 
Season with salt. 
Stir and simmer to soften mutton and potatoes. 
(Note: if mutton has already been pressure cooked, add after potatoes are softened).
Off the heat and gently combine in yogurt and coriander leaves. 


  1. the curry looks so lipsmacking... especially with the potatoes, they make a fabulous combination with mutton...

  2. Hi Nava,your mutton curry look so mouthwatering and awesome. I definitely need 2 plats of rice to go with your delicious mutton. :))
    Nice click, 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  3. Can't resist mutton and a curry cooked like this...! I just want to grab a plate! Looks fabulous...and I agree with making it the day before. Tastes even better the next day. Your mutton gosht looks so tempting!!

  4. Yummy. Perfect with roti or even rice.
    Why do you call it mutton gosht? Mutton and gosht are the same na?
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. oh mine nava...this curry is incredibly tempting

  6. I love that mutton curry... Looks delicious. Happy Diwali Nava to you and family :-)

  7. that's an amazing curry Nava ! I love adding potatoes to mutton gravies too.....simply yum !

  8. They look perfect, very nice clicks.

  9. Perfect holiday season recipe
    Keep in touch,

  10. Isn't mutton and gosht the same thing? But I really like the name and it sounds good. The mutton curry looks perfectly spiced with a nice color.

  11. Looks nice the clicks..

    my recent one :

  12. It looks very good, Like it.


  13. Happy Diwali!!
    My aunt makes a lot of meat dishes on diwali too..This dish looks really good and yum looking.

  14. That curry has my name written on it! I will definitely over eat my rice if I had this in front of me. As always it looks gorgeous!

  15. very colorful delicious mutton curry.hehe i am forgetting i am a vegeterian now.Happy diwali to you and your family Nava

  16. Delicious and mouthwatering.......I plan to do this for Sunday lunch!!

  17. That's certainly some awesome treats for the festive occasion. Happy Diwali, Nava! Don't forget to come back to enter in my X'mas draw to Win Flenco Christmas Hampers Worth More Than $1,000!

  18. Happy Diwali to you! Mutton curry looks extremely delicious.

  19. Damn, i'm a lamb person and this post made me salivating just by reading it...
    It's gonna be heavenly packed with a pratha bread in the side!

  20. Happy glad you shared such an awesome and a winner recipe

  21. It clearly makes everything absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

  22. I just ate this yesterday at a friend's house to celebrate deepavali! =)
    Very nice curry with mutton. shiok!

  23. Can't find mutton here but lamb will do. The pics were so good I started salivating.

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  25. I will not mind a bowl now looks amazing.

  26. Ahaaa... surely going to try this some weekend... bookmarked :)

  27. This is lipsmacking for a mutton lover like me...yum loaded

  28. Beautiful and mouthwatering.....! :)


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