Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kharay Masalay ka Salan ( Mutton Stew )

Kharay Masalay ka Salan ( Mutton Stew ) ... A delicious and flavorful Pakistani style mutton stew prepared with onions, tomatoes, yoghurt & whole spices.

Kharay Masalay ka Salan ( Mutton Stew )

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 250 gm.  onions, sliced
  • 1/2 kg.  mutton, medium sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp.  ginger, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp.  fennel seeds ( saunf ), crushed
  • 1 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp.  coriander seeds, crushed
  • 8 whole dried red chillies ( round / button chillies )
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 black cardamoms
  • 2" stick of cinnamon
  • Salt, to taste 
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped  
  • 1/2 cup  yoghurt, whisked
Method : 
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Add mutton and stir-fry for few minutes until the meat changes color.
  • Add ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dried red chillies, black peppers, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, salt and tomatoes.
  • Mix well and add enough water ( about 2 cups or as required ) so the meat can tenderize. Cover and let cook on low heat until the meat is tender and the water is almost absorbed.
  • Add yoghurt. Mix well and cook on High heat, stirring continuously until the oil separates.
  • Add ( 1 cup ) hot water and put on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with naan or chapati / roti.
Recipe Source : Dalda Ka Dastarkhwan Cookbook

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  1. yummy stwe... one thing i get scary about pakistani cuisine is the amount of oil... so i always reduce! :)

    1. Rafeeda, you can always reduce the amount of oil to your liking :)

  2. I dont eat mutton, but my hubby eats. I will refer to this if I ever make it for my hubby :)

    Nice recipe.

    Raksha's Kitchen

  3. Salan looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Loved the look of your dish.

  4. hi ambreen, sounds very delicious and love the spice ingredients. gonna try this special mutton stew. bookmark with thans.

  5. Very tempting and yummy dish...nice clicks.

  6. That looks scrumptious! I've never tried mutton, to be honest but I suppose this could be made with other meats?

  7. Delicious!
    I like this

  8. That looks delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. wow..mouthwatering n fiery too,yummy curry!!

  10. awww this reminds me so much of my mummi's cooking! My mummi makes something very similar to this! Looks delicious :)

  11. wow what a masala you got it. lovely color too.

  12. I am salivating in my mouth. The color and texture of salan is perfect. You know how to bake and cook perfectly.

  13. Delicious stew. This is another on my to do list. Actually most of my curries are on my to do list :)

    1. Thank you Raksha, Divya, Gheza e shiriin, Deepa,Wan, Vidya, Mama G, realitaliandish, Uru,
      Julie, Henna, Kitchen Queen, Balvinder, Love to Experiment :)

      Mama G, you can make this with beef or chicken too :)

  14. Slurp,mouthwatering and droolworthy mutton stew..Love with some rotis.

  15. That salan looks extremely luscious, spicy and flavorsome....

  16. It seems like once the rain started here it never stops. I would love to have this stew as my lunch today!

  17. This one is for our dinner tonight!!

  18. Hey Ambreen, have definitely bookmarked this recipes! Looking forward to making it!

  19. Salan or salna(as we call)ooks delicious :-)

  20. Salan or Salna(as we call) looks delicious!! :-)

  21. Replies
    1. Thank you Zubaida, Azlin, Nisha, Saraswathi for liking it :)

  22. this is the colour and texture

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    Happy Blogging


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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