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Mutton Vindaloo

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 kg mutton with bones, cut into curry pieces
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 onions; finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin/jeera seeds
  • 7-8 dry red chilli; broken into half adjust to suit heat preferences
  • 1 inch cinnamon bark
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp fennel/perinjeera seeds
  • salt; to season
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 large tomatoes; finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes; diced
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and sauté the onions till light brown. Then add ginger and garlic and sauté again.
  • Next, add cumin, dry red chilli, cinnamon, garam masala, fennel and salt to taste. Saute for another minute and then add the tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes are completely broken down and turns mushy.
  • Add the mutton pieces, season with salt and mix well. Add a dash of vinegar and enough water for gravy. Pressure cook till the mutton is 3/4 ths done; open and add the potatoes. Cook further on medium heat till done. This will also help the gravy to thicken.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.