Mutton Jalfrezi


Mutton Jalfrezi

Good with Chappathis, Naan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 1 lb Lamb steaks cubed
  • 1 tin Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 no Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • 8 nos Cayenne chillies deseeded and sliced lengthways in half
  • 8 nos Garlic pods sliced
  • 3 inches Root ginger grated
  • 5 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp Coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Whole coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds Jeerakam
  • Cardamom seeds from 6 green cardamom pods
  • 1 no Green pepper deseeded and chopped
  • Salt As reqd


  • Make a paste of the curry powder and chilly powder with a little water.
  • Heat the frying pan without oil.
  • Dry fry the cumin seeds and cardamom seeds for 60 seconds.
  • Add the oil and fry the onion until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and chilli, green pepper and stir fry on medium for a further 5 mins.
  • Add the curry and chilly powder paste and stir in and fry for a further 30 secs.
  • Add the lamb pieces and seal well on all sides.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 20 mins or until the lamb is cooked, stirring constantly.
  • :- If needed add more masala gravy and water to prevent the curry becoming too thick or dry.
  • Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and cook for a further minute.
  • :- Serve with the whole coriander leaves sprinkled over the top.
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Response (1)
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    Deepthi December 31, 2006

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. we all enjoyed it a lot

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