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Robibarer Mangsher Jhol(Sunday Special Bengali Mutton Curry)

Moumita Malla
15 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Robibarer Mangsher Jhol(Sunday Special Bengali Mutton Curry) RECIPE

Among  the famous  Bengali dishes, there is one dish that never fails to impress anyone,that is Spicy Mutton Curry aka Mangsher Jhol.  It is always a happy moment to sit with  family and enjoy a delicious lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon with mutton kosha and hot steamed rice,today I am sharing the recipe of this  dish straight from  my  kitchen.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Shallow fry
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 500 gm goat meat (you can also use lamb meat)
  2. 2 onions (chopped )
  3. 3 tablespoons   garlic paste
  4. 2tablespoons ginger paste
  5. 2 teaspoonsdry  red chilli paste
  6. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  7. 1 teaspoon coriander powder  
  8. salt to taste
  9. 1 tomatoe(chopped)
  10. 2 tablespoon curd
  11. 1 tablespoons red chili powder
  12. 2 potatoes (cut into halves)
  13. 2 teaspoon garam masala(dry roast  1 chinamon stick, 4 green cardamom, 5 cloves and then grind to make a fine powder )
  14. 1/4 cup  mustard oil or cooking oil (preferrably mustard oil)
  15. 1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter
  16. 1 whole garlic(wash and remove the outer skin) . (  optional)
  18. 2 bay leaves
  19. 3 whole cardamoms
  20. 1 inch cinnamon stick
  21. 1 tsp of sugar


  1. Beat the Yogurt and add 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 tablespoon  garlic  and 1 teaspoon  red chilli paste,mix well and rub  it to the mutton,add 1/2tsp turmeric powder and salt and  mix it well,keep it overnight or minimum 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Heat oil in a deep and heavy bottom pan
  3. Add potatoes,shallow fry,keep them aside
  4. Add remaining ginger, garlic and red chilli paste, fry until the raw smell of masala paste goes away
  5. Cook until oil gets separated,stir continously
  6. Add chopped  tomatoe,mix and cook for some time
  7. Now add the marinated mutton and mix well,add whole garlic
  8. Add  coriander,  red chilli powder and remaining turmeric Powder and stir,add salt
  9. Stir to mix everything together and cook on low flame.
  10. Cover and let it cook for sometime and then stir so that it does not burn.
  11. Keep doing this process for 20-25 minutes till the mutton is soft and all the water is released.
  12. In between, uncover and check for burning at the bottom, if required sprinkle some water.
  13. You can transfer this to a pressure cooker,add 1 cup warm water. Close the lid and let it whistle for 7 to 8 (or if you want you can give more whistle) ,do this  under medium  flame
  14. Turn off the stove. Wait till all the pressure is released. Open the cover ,add the fried potatoes and stir it from bottom. Cover the cooker with lid and allow for 1 more whistle under low flame,wait  till all the pressure  is released,then open the cover,add garam masala powder and ghee,cover and cook for 2 minutes
  15. Serve  this with hot steamed rice or luchi( BengaliStyle Poori ) but me and my family members  love to have Mutton Kosha  or Bengali Style Mutton Curry  with hot steamed rice.

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Sheetal Sharma
Sheetal Sharma   Mar-06-2018

looks very yummy

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