How to make Khada Masala Style Mutton Curry

Nishant Jha shares his recipe for mutton curry, khada masala style.


  • 1.25 Kg Mutton, cut into small pieces and washed well
  • 150 ml Sarson (Mustard) Oil
  • 10 big Garlic cloves and 100 grams Ginger, pounded into a coarse paste
  • 400 grams Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cloves
  • 14 Green Cardamoms
  • 7 Black Cardamoms
  • 4-5 small pieces of Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Bay Leaves
  • 10 whole Red Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Meat Masala Mix (I used the Mehran Brand)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Green Coriander (Cilantro)


  1. Pour the mustard oil in the pressure cooker and heat it at full flame till it smokes
  2. Reduce the flame and put all the whole spices into the cooker
  3. Once the spices have stopped crackling, put the ginger-garlic paste and cook it till it turns light brown
  4. Put in the mutton pieces and bhuno (let cook whilst intermittently stirring/scraping) for 10 – 12 minutes
  5. Close the pressure cooker lid and continue cooking on a low flame, till 6 – 8 whistles are past.
  6. Once the whistling is done, open the lid and add some water if you want some gravy; I added 3 glasses of water and then let it cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Optionally garnish with julienned ginger, lemon wedges and chopped fresh coriander!
  8. Serve the mutton curry with rice (we had Zeera Rice) and fresh rotis

Note: To give more spice to your curry, add the garam masala and the Meat masala at the end of Step 7.

Ed: Click here to see the original, unedited recipe.

By Nishant Jha

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