Bhuna Mutton

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When it’s vacation time, family lunches are always important. It’s a time when everyone eats together. At home, I never cook mutton by myself because my husband does the honour. It’s not like I don’t know how to, but I simply lack the required amount of patience. Since these days my personal chef is extremely busy I was the designated chef in the kitchen.

The mutton that I have cooked today is bhuna mutton, which is slowly roasted mutton with fragrant spices and desi ghee. Bhuna mutton is extremely rich and has a very flavorful taste.


2 lb -Mutton

Thin Onion Slices-4-5

Garlic-4 pods thinly sliced

Ginger juliennes-1 table spoon

Ginger garlic paste -1 table spoon

1/2 cup curd/ yoghurt

1 teaspoon – turmeric powder

1 teaspoon – salt

2  tablespoon – red chilli powder

1 tablespoon -coriander powder

5 tablespoons – desi ghee

Whole spices-

Cinnamon-2 sticks

Black cardamom -2

Green cardamom-2

Bay leaves-3


Dry red chilli-3

Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon

Black pepper-1/2 teaspoon.


–In a heavy bottomed pan, add desi ghee. Heat it for 2 -3 minutes.

-Add whole spices and let them crackle.

—Add onion and ginger garlic juliennes.

—Saute them for 2-3 minutes.

–Add Mutton. Saute it.

-Add ginger garlic paste.

-Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, yoghurt and salt.

— For the first 5 minutes fry continuously on high flame. You have to stir it, otherwise, it will stick to the pan .

  • Then, lower the flame and cook it for around three hours or till the mutton is done as per your liking.
  • Saute it and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • If you want you can add little water, I did not because we like this mutton cooked its own juice which gives a rich flavour and nice colour.
  • After it’s done, check the seasoning.
  • Serve it with roti or rice.
  • If you love mutton, I am sure you will love this recipe.
  • Do let me know how you like it.
  • One thing I can assure you that its worth your time.
  • Cheers.
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