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Mutton Kosha

Moumita Malla
25 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Among the famous Bengali dishes, there is one dish that never fails to impress anyone and that is spicy mutton curry or Mutton Kosha.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Mutton-500 grams
  2. Onions paste-2
  3. Garlic Paste-3 tablespoons
  4. Ginger paste-2 tablespoons
  5. Dry red chilli paste -2
  6. Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
  7. Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Curd-2 tablespoons
  10. Red chilli powder-1 tablespoon
  11. Garam masala-2 teaspoon (dry roast 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 green cardamoms, 5 cloves and a little bit nutmeg and then grind to make a powder)
  12. Oil- 1/2 cup + 1 teasooon for marinating (mustard oil) or ghee
  13. Ghee-1/4cup+2tablespoons ghee


  1. Beat the curd and add 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 1 tablespoon garlic paste and 1 teaspoon red chilli paste, 1 teasooon oil. Mix it well and rub it to the mutton. Then add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt and mix it well. Keep it to marinate overnight in the fridge.
  2. Next day, add 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup ghee in a deep and heavy pan.
  3. Temper with cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom. Add the onion paste and fry until it turns light brown in colour.
  4. Add the remaining ginger, garlic and red chilli paste. Fry until the raw smell of the masala paste goes away.
  5. Cook until the oil gets separated and stir continuously. cook for some time.
  6. Now add the marinated mutton and mix well. Add coriander, red chilli powder and remaining turmeric powder then stir and add salt.
  7. Cover and let it cook for sometime, then stir so that it doesn't burn.
  8. Keep doing this process for 20-25 minutes till the mutton is soft and all the water is released.
  9. In between, uncover and check for burning at the bottom, if required sprinkle water.
  10. Close the lid and let it cook till 1 hour and 30 minutes,do this under a low flame. Stirring in between.
  11. Turn off the stove.
  12. Add the garam masala and ghee Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  13. Stir to mix everything together and cook on a low flame for 2 minutes.
  14. Turn off the gas and serve it with hot steamed rice.

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Shilpa lad
Shilpa lad   Apr-28-2016

One of my most fav dish! Yummy

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