Garlic Mutton

Garlic Mutton

Deliciousness all the way, right down to the last morsel of mutton..and that final spoonful of gravy stuck to the bottom of the bowl. I would lick it all .. if I was a bowl licking kind of girl!

Its slow cooked for a long time..almost 2 hrs till the mutton is fragrant, tender and succulent (not pressure cooked), intensely flavorful and tangy from the garlic.    PS: Did I mention everything good begins by chopping up some good ol' garlic? Its easy and brilliant at the sametime.  A must make when you need to wow guests or simply start a Sunday tradition of your own.


  • 500 Grams mutton
  • 2 onion
  • 20 garlic cloves
  • 6 Tablespoons yoghurt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
  • 3 Tablespoons mustard oil


  • Start by adding the mutton in the garlic paste , yoghurt and salt. You can cling wrap and leave it for 5 hrs to whenever(in which case freeze) Or use in sometime like me.
  • Take a non stick kadhai and add the ghee. When its smoking hot, add the whole spices.
  • next add the onions and let them brown.
  • add the mutton and cook over high heat to brown and seal.
  • Once brown,reduce heat , add the mustard oil and cook covered till almost done. 
  • Keep adding water as necessary.
  • Once almost done, took me 1.5 hrs, add the sliced garlic,cook covered for 15 mins till mutton is completely cooked.
  • Serve hot with naan, rotis,luchis or even parathas. 

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.