Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dumpakht دم پخت


Dumpakht means cooking in a sealed pot on a simmering heat.  Dumpakht is a delicious mutton dish from Mughal cuisine.

Dumpakht in cooking pot

Dumpakht in sealed pot

Dumpakht Ingredients

Handi was normally used for slow cooking (Dumpakht in past). Now it can be cooked in any seal able pot.

 Handi with Dhakan (Lid) and Doi (wooden spoon)



  • Mutton  1 kg
  • Yoghurt  1 cup
  • Butter   1 cup
  • Onion chopped  3-4 medium size
  • Ginger chopped 2 inch long piece
  • Garlic chopped 1 medium pod
  • Fresh Coriander leaves chopped half cup for garnish
  • Red chillies whole     12-15 numbers
  • Cardamom brown   3 numbers
  • Cardamom small  5 numbers
  • Black pepper whole 15 numbers
  • Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder  1/2  teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Cinnamon 2 pieces
  • Cloves whole 12 numbers
  • Raisin   20 numbers
  • Almonds  15 numbers
  • Dough  for sealing the lid


  • Heat butter in a pan (Metallic or Clay pot -Handi)
  • Then add mutton, onion, ginger, garlic , spices and nuts and cook on simmering heat for 60-90 minutes while lid is sealed with dough.
  • During this period cracks will appear on dough and some steam may leak, re-seal leak with dough.
  • After 90 minutes turn off flame , break dough seal , Delicious Dumpakht is ready. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with naan