French Style Mutton Stew

My parents were due to visit a couple of weeks back and I didn’t want to spend all my time in the kitchen. So, decided to make a hearty but small meal for the occasion. Baked a couple of loaves of bread, made some cheesy mashed potatoes and a stew that was simmered for 2 – 3 hours. For the stew, you’ll need:

French Style Mutton Stew
  • Mutton
  • Onions
  • Bay leaves
  • Garlic
  • French beans
  • Potatoes
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Butter
  • Mutton/Chicken stock
  • Oil


  1. Heat the oil. Fry the mutton on high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove mutton and set aside.
  2. Boil some water. Blanch the chopped (1″) beans for about 3 minutes. Remove beans and set aside.
  3. Quarter the potatoes.
  4. Add the butter to the oil still in the pan. Melt.
  5. Add the finely chopped onions. Saute till transparent
  6. Add the smashed garlic. Saute for 30 seconds. Add the bay leaves. Saute for 10 seconds.
  7. Add the mutton and follow with stock.
  8. Simmer for 2 – 3 hours, or till meat is tender.
  9. Add beans, pepper – adjust seasoning and stir once before serving.


Sid Khullar

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