Nagpur Saoji Mutton | How to make Nagpur Saoji Mutton

By U K  |  1st Apr 2016  |  
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About Nagpur Saoji Mutton Recipe

The famous mutton recipe from Nagpur needs no Introduction. It was playing on my mind for a while to recreate this dish once again but I was not getting the right composition of the Masala used to make this mutton. I chanced to get a ready made pack of Saoji Masala with the key ingredients already fried and packed, I decided to give it a try. The Saoji Masala is now available everywhere and helps get the same taste and aroma which has made its presence felt all over the Culinary world.

Nagpur Saoji Mutton, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Nagpur Saoji Mutton by U K will definitely help you in its preparation. The Nagpur Saoji Mutton can be prepared within 480 minutes. The time taken for cooking Nagpur Saoji Mutton is 120 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Nagpur Saoji Mutton step by step. The detailed explanation makes Nagpur Saoji Mutton so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Nagpur Saoji Mutton can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Nagpur Saoji Mutton from BetterButter.

Nagpur Saoji Mutton

Ingredients to make Nagpur Saoji Mutton

  • Mutton 500 gms (medium pieces)
  • onions 3 large - Fine paste
  • tomatoes 2 Large (Pureed)
  • garlic pods - paste
  • Red chili powder - 2 Tablespoon
  • turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • asafoetida - 1 teaspoon
  • Saoji masala - 3 heaped Tablespoon
  • coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  • 150 gms yogurt
  • 2 green chili
  • oil as required
  • salt as per taste

How to make Nagpur Saoji Mutton

  1. Make a paste of half cup coriander, half cup Mint (pudina) and 2 green chili.
  2. Apply the paste to washed mutton pieces and keep it in refrigerator marination for 8 hours.
  3. Heat Oil in a Kadhai.
  4. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  5. Add onion and turmeric powder and stir well.
  6. Once the onions leave their raw smell , add garlic paste and saute. Add pureed tomatoes and stir.
  7. Once the entire mix starts leaving oil, add salt and red chili powder to it. Stir well again.
  8. Add the marinated mutton, increase the flame to high and stir well for a minute or two.
  9. Add the hing (asafoetida), salt and stir. Reduce flame to medium and add the yogurt and keep stirring till the gravy attends a uniform consistency. Cover and reduce the flame.
  10. Slow cook it for 2 hours stirring occasionally ensuring the juiciness stays intact. If your mutton is fresh it will be done. Add Saoji Masala and stir well.
  11. Add water about 250 ml and slow cook for another 2 hours. Keep checking the gravy thickness and increase water content as per the requirement.
  12. Once you get the desired consistency, switch of the cooking stove. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.

My Tip:

Thick gravy gives out the real flavor of Saoji Masala and the Yogurt gives the richness and improves the texture of the gravy.

Reviews for Nagpur Saoji Mutton (4)

Bennett Mel Brooks2 years ago

What is Saoji masala?

Deviyani Srivastava3 years ago


Ujjala Campbell3 years ago

What is saoji masala? is it available in packs?

U K3 years ago