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Bengali Style Mutton Kosha

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
15 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Bengali Style Mutton Kosha RECIPE

It is my mothers recipe and everybody goes gaga over it while licking their fingers.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Roasting
  • Main Dish
  • Lactose Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 1 kg mutton (cabrito)
  2. 3/4 medium sized potatoes cut into equal halves (Optional)
  3. 4/5 tbsp of mustard oil
  4. 3-4 medium sized onions
  5. 4/5 whole cardamom
  6. 1/2 cinnamon stick
  7. 2/3 bay leaf
  8. A pinch of sugar
  9. To marinate the mutton:
  10. 15/20 cloves of garlic
  11. 2-inch thick ginger
  12. 2 tsp turmeric powder
  13. 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder (you can add more if you want it spicier)
  14. 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  15. salt as required
  16. 4 heaped tbsp of yoghurt


  1. Grind the onions, ginger and garlic together in a mixer to make a smooth paste.
  2. Wash and clean the mutton. Add to it all ingredients for the marinade, some mustard oil, and half of the ginger-garlic-onion
  3. Heat 2 tbsp mustard oil in a wok. Fry the potatoes till they turn golden brown. Keep them aside.
  4. Heat the remaining mustard oil. Add the bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon to it along with the sugar.

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