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Kolhapuri Mutton


It is a very popular dish from the region of Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Very spicy and finger licking. Best had with naan.

Ingredients non vegetarian 2 servings

    • 500 g. mutton, cubed
    • 3 potatoes, peeled and halved
    • 2 onion chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 4-5 red chillies
    • 5-6 cloves
    • 8-10 peppercorns
    • 1 tsp coriander seeds
    • 1 tsp poppy seeds
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • 3 tbsp coconut, grated
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • salt to taste
    • 4-5 tbsp. oil
    • 1 tsp coriander leaves, chopped


    1. Marinate the mutton with salt, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste.
    2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and saute the coriander seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, peppercorns and red chillies for few seconds.
    3. Add the onion and fry till light brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and coconut and brown them. Cool and grind to a paste.
    4. Heat the remaining oil and fry the mutton and potatoes till brown. Add the masala paste and saute till well blended.
    5. Add 1 cup water and pressure cook for 25 minutes on low flame after the first whistle.
    6. Water can be adjusted according to the consistency required.
    7. Serve, hot garnished with coriander leaves.