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Rara Mutton Recipe

Rara Mutton
How To Make Rara Mutton

This Himachali dish is popularly enjoyed during special events and festive occasions. Prepared with a mélange of classic Indian spices, this soulful red mutton curry shall make your mouth water.

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 25 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Rara Mutton

  • 1 Kg Mutton
  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 3 Onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Few sprigs, finely chopped
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • to taste Salt
  • For Garam masala
  • 2 Mace (Javitri)
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg (grated)

How to Make Rara Mutton

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To begin making the Himachali Mutton Rara recipe, In a wide pan, dry roast all the garam masala ingredients except the nutmeg and grind them into a powder using a mixer grinder.
Mix nutmeg powder in this mixture and keep it aside. Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottomed pan to smoking point and cumin seeds.
Add chopped onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger and saute for 10 minutes.
Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix it properly. Add tomatoes,salt and sugar.
Let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes on medium flame till tomatoes are soft and the oil has risen to the top. Sprinkle little water. Now mix mutton and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes till it is rich and fully coated with all spices.
Add ghee for the flavours. Cover the pan with a lid and let the mutton cook in its own juices for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Half way through, sprinkle 1 big tablespoon freshly grounded garam masala. Once the mutton is tender, add some chopped coriander, lime juice and serve hot.
Serve Himachali Mutton Rara along with hot steamed.
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