Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mutton Karahi / مٹن کڑاھی

Mutton Karahi is one of the most popular dish of Punjab, When Lal Qila Restaurant opened their outlet at Faisalabad they feel mutton is the most popular meat in this city while in Karachi Chicken was the most popular meat.   This dish was asked by our family friend Fareed Frank, therefore we dedicate this dish to Fareed Frank (Ghulam Fareed) of Department of Applied Chemistry, Karachi University.  

Mutton Karahi
 مٹن کڑاھی


  • Mutton   1 kg
  • Tomatoes chopped3/4 kg (750 g)
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Ginger Julian cut (slices) 1 tablespoon for cooking

                                        1/2 teaspoon for garnishing

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies  chopped 10-15
  • Green Chillies whole 2-3 for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies cutter 1-2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds whole 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves whole 10-12
  • Black pepper whole 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon


  • In a pan heat oil, then add chopped tomatoes and cook on medium flame till tomatoes are tender and water evaporates and oil separate out. Remove from oil and keep aside.

  • Now in another pan take 2-3 glass water add mutton, spices, ginger and garlic.
  • Cook on low to medium flame till meat is tender (60-90 minutes)
  • When meat is tender add prepared tomatoes puree, chopped green chillies.
  • Cook on medium flame for 10-15 minutes and till thick gravy is obtained.
  • Sprinkle whole green chillies and Julian cut ginger and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Delicious Mutton Karahi is ready to serve.
  • Serve with chapati or Tandoori Roti/Naan.

Note:  This dish is very pungent, chilli can be adjusted as desired.