Kadai Mutton

Mutton kadai is a popular North Indian Dish that often star in most of the wedding menu. It’s absolutely; one of the tasty mutton preparation.  As the mutton is slow cooked in a kadai; it took some time to cook but tastes awesome. You can depend a pressure cooker for cooking; but it differs the authentic taste and also the name (kadai mutton-prepared in a kadai) becomes worthless.
Ingredients for Kadai masala:
  1. Dry red chilly- 5 nos
  2. Pepper corns- ½ tsp
  3. Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  4. Fennel seeds- ½ tsp
  5. Kasoori methi- 1 tsp (optional)
  • In a heavy bottom pan; dry roast red chilly in low flame for a minute. (if you Don’t want much spiciness; you can remove the inner seeds of the dry red chilly before sauting)
  • Add cumin seeds, pepper corns and fennel seeds.
  • Saute a bit and add dried kasoori methi.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Put it in a blender and make a fine powder out of it.
  • (You can also add 1 tsp of coriander seeds for dry roasting; then avoid the coriander powder used below)
Ingredients For The Curry:
  1. Mutton- ¼ kg
  2. Oil- 2 tbsp
  3. Ginger garlic crushed-1 tbsp
  4. Green chilly-1
  5. Onion-1 big
  6. Tomato-1
  7. Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  8. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  10. Salt-to taste
  11. Curd/ yogurt – ¼ cup
  12. Ginger pieces-to garnish
  • Heat oil in a kadai; add the cleaned mutton pieces in to it and sauté for about 7 minutes until its color changes.
  • Add crushed , ginger garlic and green chilly in to it and sauté for a minute.
  • Add onions and sauté until transparent.
  • Add tomato pieces and sauté for a minute.
  • Add all the powders and blended chilly powder mix.
  • Mix well; add curd and salt in to it.
  • Add 2 cups of hot water and cover cooks it for about 1 hour (or less;  or more depends on how the  mutton pieces cooked tenderly). Open the lid often and stir well.
  • Switch off the flame when mutton pieces cooked well; the curry thickens and oil floats on the top.
  • Add in to serving bowl and garnish on top with ginger pieces.
Kadai Mutton Kadai Mutton Reviewed by fejnaem on 20:29 Rating: 5
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