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Neetu Suri
30 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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This Gosht is cooked slowly with patience and spices that makes it a sheer temptation and Irresistible

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Mughlai
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Chilling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. A). Marinade
  2. 500gms Mutton pieces, cleaned washed, and pat dry
  3. 2 tbsp thick curd
  4. 2 tbsp Desi ghee
  5. 4 tbsp Bhuna Ghost masala including: in rough proportion
  6. [dried onion, garlic and ginger powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cinnamon powder, black pepper powder, cashew powder, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, watermelon seeds, dried coconut powder which is optional]. All these spices are measured in an eye ball measurement. Run them in mixer and store for use.
  7. Or Alternatively use ready made Bhuna Ghost masala
  8. B) 2 tbsp of mustard oil
  9. Add 1 large Bay leaf
  10. 1 big Cardamom,
  11. 3 to 4 cloves
  12. 2 black peppercorns,
  13. 2 dried red chilli
  14. 3 medium finely sliced onions
  15. 2 tbsp red chilli, ginger garlic paste
  16. 3 medium chopped tomatoes
  17. 2 tbsp tomato puree.
  18. 1 Cup water
  19. Fresh Coriander and ginger Juliens


  1. Rub all the marinade ingredients to Mutton pieces and keep in refrigerator covered for 30 minutes.
  2. In a heavy bottom Kadhai or pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp of mustard oil and heat till it reaches smoking point. Allow it to cool and reach normal temperature.
  3. Add 1 large Bay leaf, 1 big Cardamom, 2 green Cardamom, 3 to 4 cloves, 2 black peppercorns, 2 dried red chilli. Saute till crackle.
  4. Add 3 medium finely sliced onions and saute till dark brown.
  5. Add 2 tbsp full of red chilli, ginger, garlic paste (homemade or ready made from Shudh or similar brands) along with marinated Mutton.
  6. Mix well, and roast till 3 to 4 minutes and then cover till 5 min it leaves bit water.
  7. Open the lid and further roast for more 5 minutes or till oil starts oozing from Mutton
  8. Now add 3 medium chopped tomatoes and 2 tbsp tomato puree. Mix well.
  9. Cover for 5 to 6 minutes or till the tomatoes are mushed and leaves their juices.
  10. Open and again mix and roast for 5 to 7 minutes till the Mutton is well smeared with masala and oil separates and leaves wok.
  11. Use the marinade left after removing Mutton. To it add 1 cup water and add to the Mutton roast.
  12. Bring it to a boil and cover and let it final cook for 10 minutes till Mutton is tender and water evaporates to give a coated masala.
  13. Open the lid... Check the tenderness and add fresh coriander and ginger Juliens.
  14. Your Bhuna Rara Gosht is ready to indulge. Sprinkle more coriander. Have it with Tandoori rotis, parantha, or naan or even pav along with onion rings and coriander sauce.

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