Tuesday, April 16, 2019


This is a cardamom flavoured mutton stew from the Sindhi Cuisine. It is usually served with rotis and makes a very light meal. The soupy gravy tastes good with fresh and soft pav bread too. I remember mom used to make it when we were unwell and recovering from fever to regain the energy.
This preparation usually is made by simmering on low flame but these days the mutton is so hard that it takes very long to cook. I have pressure cooked it.

Mutton with bones .... 1/2 kg
Green cardamoms ..... 8
Cinnamon stick ........ 1 small piece
Bay leaves ............... 1-2
Turmeric powder ..... 1/8 tsp
Garam masala powder .. 1/2 tsp
Wheat flour ................... 1 tbsp (to make slurry)
Salt ..................... to taste
Oil .................... 1-2 tbsp
Freshly crushed black pepper ... 2 pinches or as per your liking.


1. Clean the mutton pieces and set aside.

2. In a pressure cooker heat the oil and tip in the crushed cardamoms, cinnamon and bay leaf.

3. When they give out a nice aroma add the mutton pieces.

 4. Saute for few minutes until the colour changes.

5. Next add the salt and turmeric powder.

6. Add 3-4 cups of water.

7.. Close the lid and cook for 7 - 8 whistles.

8. After few minutes open the lid and check if the mutton needs to be cooked further.

9. In a bowl mix the wheat flour with water to make a slurry.

10. Add the slurry into the mutton and mix it well.

11. Adjust the gravy and add little water if needed. Add garam masala powder and simmer for a minute or two.

12. Sprinkle the crushed black pepper while serving.

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  1. This stew sounds very interesting... in fact I am sure that this would taste amazing as well, since the whole flavor is from the mutton and less from the spices...

    1. Yes Rafeeda, it really tastes good and is very light too.

  2. An interesting dish. What mum's make for us to recover from illnesses is always the best. Its an easy recipe to follow. I don't cook non veg but just recently the topic was on how mutton these days is not easy to cook. For the wedding that I attended there was rogan gosh where the meat actually came off the bones.

    1. Yes Mayuri, the mutton tastes good when well cooked.

  3. This has always been my favourite sindhi dish... will definitely
    try your recipe, thank you����

  4. What a healthy dish perfect for when you are unwell. Mutton isn't very popular in mainstream UK as it requireds a longer cooking time. People tend to eat this kind of a dish in the Indian restaurants.

    1. Yes Mina.. but you will not d this one in the restaurants .. usually they make spicy versions with onion gravy.


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