Tender, flavorsome, succulent and sensational! If these words are enough to get you salivating, then these recipes are definitely going to take you to seventh heaven. From the classic Lamb Korma to Rajasthani Laal Maas, we bring you the best of mutton dishes. Mutton is a tough and strongly-flavored meat that needs to be marinated and cooked well to bring out its unique taste. It features prominently in various cuisines across the globe, from American hamburgers and British roasts to the classic Indian and Middle Eastern lamb curries and stews. When we focus on Indian cuisine particularly, it is evident that mutton has been a favourite since ancient times, especially in the Royal kitchens. Lal Maas from Rajasthan, Galouti Kebabs from Lucknow, Rogan Josh from Kashmir, Awadhi Biryanis are some of the popular preparations that capture the essence of Indian culture and tradition.
1. Galouti Kebab
Galouti kebabs are the highlight of Awadhi cuisine. Made first for the nawab of Lucknow, Galouti kebab are tender and juicy and are believed to have a melange of 150 spices when first invented. Through the years, these kebabs have traveled around the world with various easy recipes. These melt-in-the-mouth kebabs are made with finely minced mutton and shallow fried in desi ghee and here is a quick and easy recipe for you to make these royal treats at home and relish as an appetizer. It goes best with ulte tawe ka paratha or savour it just with a chutney of your choice.
2. Laziz Lamb Handi
A mildly spiced, creamy and fragrant lamb curry made in desi ghee. This lamb recipe has boneless lamb cubes cooked in a rich, flavourful gravy, making this a delicious dinner party option. An easy recipe to cook with a few ingredients found in your kitchen.
3. Khatta Meat
This one is a Dogri specialty from Jammu. Meat cooked in mustard oil with heaps of aamchoor (dry mango powder) which gives it a citrusy, sour kick. This can be a perfect combination of spicy and sour and would be great to cook for dinner parties at home, with our step by step recipe of this traditional Kashmiri dish.
4. Parsi Mutton Cutlets
Quick and fuss free cutlets that can be made in advance and stored. Mutton mince, potatoes, herbs and spices come together to make these delights. Mutton cutlets are the perfect appetizer to cook on dinner parties during the festive season. Pair with coriander chutney and you’re all set!
5. Rajasthani Laal Maas
A fiery meat curry from Rajasthan, this one is loaded with red chillies. Mutton is cooked in mustard oil and flavoured with the local kachri spice. This one is surely not for the faint-hearted! Burst of spices and goodness of meat, this is a great dish to add in the dinner party menu.