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Rajasthani Laal Maas / Fiery Red Mutton Curry


Rajasthan is a state of India which is situated at the western part. In childhood I went there with my family on vacation, though I remember nothing much except our album photos. Rajasthan is the land of kings and 'laal maas', which is hot and spicy red colored mutton curry, is their well known dish. The dish is everything about color and flavors. They cook the mutton in a yogurt and onion based sauce with lots of chilies and garlicky flavor. The authentic Laal Maas recipe calls for 'mathania chilli' because they creat very nice red color with much less heat in gravy. Well, many of us don't have access to those chilies, so feel free to use kashmiri red chilies. Now, the recipe is very simple with loads of flavor, after all it's a mutton curry, it has to be delicious !


  • 500 grams of medium cut mutton.
  • 2 big onions thinly sliced.
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh ginger and garlic paste.
  • 3 Tablespoons of curd / yogurt.
  • 3 cloves.
  • 2 bay leaves.
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped garlic.
  • 1 Teaspoon of hot red chili powder.
  • 2 Teaspoons of kashmiri red chili powder.
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • 1/4th cup of mustard oil.
  • 1/4th cup of Warm water.

Rajasthani Laal Maas / Fiery Red Mutton Curry

Rajasthani Laal Maas / Fiery Red Mutton Curry


Heat mustard oil in a pan.
Add cloves and bay leaves into the hot oil. Saute for 30 seconds.
Then add sliced onion and pinch of salt. Fry them till golden in color.
Now add the washed mutton pieces and cook for 15 minutes in medium flame.
Add the ginger and garlic paste along with some salt and 2 types of chili powder to the mutton. Mix well for 2-3 minutes.
Then beat the curd with half Teaspoon of sugar. Add this beaten curd to the mutton. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes on very low flame.
After that put the mutton along with the masala in a pressure cooker and add the warm water. Cook until 4-5 whistles come then let the pressure release on its own. After that check the doneness of the meat, if its not soft enough then cook little more.
Lastly heat a Tablespoon of oil in another small pan and add chopped garlic. Saute for few seconds and pour it on the cooked mutton as tempering.
Mix well, cover the pan, turn off the heat and let it rest for 6 - 7 minutes before serving.

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Meat
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 2

Your Rajasthani Laal Maas is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with steamed rice.

Rajasthani Laal Maas / Fiery Red Mutton Curry

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