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Mutton Tarka (Dhaba Style)


In India 'dhaba' means roadside food joints. They offer delicious and spicy meals. Among all of their meals, 'tarka-roti' is the famous one. I once ate 'Mutton Tarka' from them and it was super tasty. Last week I try this tarka recipe and reveal that it tastes exactly like 'dhaba tarka'. Just follow the recipe and impress your family.

Mutton Tarka (Dhaba Style)


  • 1 medium bowl of minced mutton.
  • 2 small bowl of whole moong lentil.
  • 1 big onion finely chopped.
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1 big tomato finely chopped.
  • 4 green chilies.
  • Spice powder (1 Teaspoon cumin, 2 Teaspoons coriander, 1 Teaspoon turmeric, 1 Teaspoon garam masala).
  • 2 Teaspoons dry fenugreek leaves.
  • 1 small bowl of freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • 6 Teaspoons of mustard oil.
  • 1 cube of butter.
  • Salt.
  • Water.


  • half boil the minced mutton and green lentil separately in pressure cooker with some water and salt. Keep them aside.
  • Now take a pan. Heat mustard oil.
  • Add chopped onion. Fry them till golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Mix it for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomato, green chilies and some salt. Cook this until tomatoes become mushy.
  • Now add all of the spice powder. Mix it very well for 3 minutes.
  • Then add boiled mutton. Cook it for 10 minutes in medium flame.
  • Then add boiled lentil. Cook this for another 10 minutes.
  • Now crush the fenugreek leaves by your palms and add into the tarka. Mix it.
  • Then add chopped coriander leaves and mix this very well.
  • Turn off your gas and put the butter on top.

Your Mutton Tarka (Dhaba Style) is ready ...
  • Enjoy this hot with roti, naan ...

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