Dhaba Style Mutton Curry /Dhaba Mutton Masala

How to make  dhaba style mutton curry
Dhaba Style Mutton curry or Dhaba style Mutton  Masala  is a flavourful  and easy mutton curry. Dhaba style dishes are quick and easy  and very rustic. No fancy ingredients  used to make this curry . .Simple and easy to make Dhaba Style Mutton  curry that goes well with Naan Rice or any flat bread.I served it with my Mutton  pulao which I shared in the blog here.Try this Dhaba style mutton  and the pulao your family and guest will be will  be surely impressed.
How to make dhaba style mutton
1/2 kg Mutton
1/2 cup Curds
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 big onions finely chopped
2 med sized tomatoes chopped
2 to 3 green chillies slitted
2 tbsp Oil/ghee
1/ 2 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tbsp coriander  seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 to 3 bay leaves
4 to 5 green Cardamom
4 to 5 Clove
1 inch Cinnamon stick
1 tsp meat masala/red chilli powder

  • Wash the mutton pieces and drained excess water .
  • Apply salt  and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and keep aside for 20 to 30 min.
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes fine and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the coriander, cumin ,fennel and pepper corns and grind  to  a  powder .
  • Heat a thick bottomed vessel or a pressure cooker add ghee followed by bay leaves cinnamon stick  cloves and cardamom seeds. 
  • Saute for 2 to 3 min
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off .
  • Add the chopped onions  and saute till they turn light golden brown .
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until mushy .
  • Then add the green chillies 
  • Now add the mutton masala and saute 
  • Add the marinated mutton and mix well  for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Also add the beaten curd/yogurt keeping the flame to the lowest, mix the curds well until  the mutton  and the masala is well coated .
  • Add the coriander fennel powder and mix.
  • Add around 2 to 2 1/2 cups water and cover the pressure cooker  lid and cook on med high flame  for 3 to 4 whistles or until done .
  • Once done release the pressure and open the lid add the garam masala powder and mix .
  • Garnish with coriander and mint leaves. 
  • Serve with Naan/Pulao or Paratha .

I have pressure cooked you can slow cook the mutton in  a thick bottomed  vessel it may take around 30 to 35 minutes. 
You can use red chilli  powder I prefer meat /mutton masala .

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  1. Being hard core non vegetarians, my family always prefers mutton over chicken and this will definitely be lapped up by them.

  2. Great post.thank you so much.Love this blog.

  3. That mutton curry looks so delicious... totally love the color...