Mutton ghee roast


Mutton ghee roast is a delicious Mangalorean recipe. This goes well with chapattis, rotis, naans, any Indian bread, steamed rice and even dosas. One can find them easily strolling in the local markets of Mangalore and South India. The mutton is well cooked in ghee or clarified butter that gives a beautiful aroma as well. It is a hot, spicy and dry recipe that can be served as main course.  It is full of spices that add flavors and taste to it. Let me share this recipe so that you guys can try them too and boast over your friends.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Marination Time: 1 hour (min)

Cooking Time: 45 minutes (approx)

Servings: 6-8


For Marination

1 kg Mutton

½ kg Onions (chopped)

1 tbsp garlic

1 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Cumin seeds

4-5 cloves

4-5 black pepper

2 green cardamom

2 black cardamom

2 Bay leaves

2 Red Chilli dry

1 tsp Mustard oil (for marination)

1 tbsp mustard oil (for cooking)

Salt to taste

Chopped coriander to garnish

For Garnishing:

1 tsp Garam masala powder

Chopped Curry leaves

Chopped Coriander leaves


Marinate the mutton with Turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, green cardamom, black cardamom, bay leaves, mustard oil and salt. Mix them well and marinate for at least an hour.

After an hour, heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the chopped onions. Once the onions become translucent, add the marinated mutton and cook. The water will start to release. Cook the mutton till the water gets dried up. Now add spoonful of ghee to the mutton and roast them again. Cook them till they are well-cooked.

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Once the mutton is ready, add garam masala powder, chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves to garnish.

Serve hot with any Indian bread, rice or dosa and enjoy with family and friends.


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