Handi Mutton Mughlai#SundayFunday

Made this Handi Mutton for my family get together dinner and it turned out so delicious that they all enjoyed. The next day a little was remaining that was even more delicious. This is yummy dish. 
The mutton is cooked it on slow fire in a mud handi for about 4 hours so the flavors was even more yummy. This is called handi mutton mughlai since this is made in mud handi (which we East Indians call it a treezal).

Try this yummy recipe and enjoy it like we did.. so let's go to the recipe.

1¼ Kg Mutton/Lamb- cut into medium cubes
Grind To Fine Paste
4 Large Onions
12 Green Chilies
4 Tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste
30 Mint Leaves
8 Tablespoons Coriander Leaves
3 Teaspoons Coriander Powder
2 Teaspoons Cumin powder (roasted & ground)
1 Teaspoon Green Cardamom powder
2 Teaspoons Garam Masala
1 Cup Brown Onion - crushed
4 Tablespoons Ginger - julienne
1 Cup Ghee 
Whisk Together
2 Cups Yogurt
6 Tablespoons Cream
4 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
30 Cashew Nuts - soaked and ground to paste
2 Teaspoons Sugar
1½ Teaspoons Salt

Grind together onion, green chilies, ginger garlic paste, mint, coriander leaves, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam Masala and green cardamom powder. Keep aside.
Heat ghee in a large handi (which we East Indians call it a treezal), on medium low heat, add browned onion with ginger strips sauté for a minute . Add in the ground masala paste and wash the blender with little water, add that water too, fry stirring it after 2 minutes till oil surfaces, will take about 10 minutes ( on medium low flame). 
Now add in the mutton and stir continuously frying on medium high flame 5 minutes. Once the spices coat the mutton, add 4 cups water. Bring this to a rolling boil. Cover and cook on medium low flame, stirring after every two minute, till mutton is ¾ done. Once the mutton is ¾ done then add in the whisked yogurt mixture give this is good mix. Cover and cook and let this simmer on low flame the mutton is tender. Once the mutton is tender switch of the flame and let it rest for 5 minutes, as the handi is hot it will continue to cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves (optional) serve with paratha or chapatti.  
My Notes
Use a wooden spoon for the handi.
Keep the flame low if cooking in a handi.
Keep stirring frequently since it tends to get burnt at the bottom.

Labels: Mutton, Lamb, Main course , Handi, Treezal, Curry, Mughlai Cuisine, Sunday Funday
For our event called Sunday Funday, wherein we share recipes our families will love to enjoy on a Sunday. Our host for this week's event is Stacy of Food Lust People Love.  

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Great flavors in that sauce. Perfect for lamb.

  2. That looks so rich and succulent!

  3. Lamb curry is one of our favorite dishes, Sneha. Yours looks divine!

  4. Wow! Thanks for teaching me so much in this post. And it looks absolutely delicious.

  5. What a wonderfully hearty, flavorful dish!