In a heavy based pot , heat oil .
Add cinnamon sticks , cloves , cardamom pods , black pepper corns .
Fry for few seconds .
Add the chopped onions . Sauté till translucent .
Add mutton . Sauté the mutton pieces in the oil for 3 minutes till the mutton changes colour .
Add ginger garlic paste , green chilli paste . Sauté for a minute .
Now add 1/4 glass water and cover the pot .
I placed a wok full of water on top of the mutton pot . A kind of dum cooking . In this traditional method , mutton gets evenly cooked tenderly . This method is time consuming compared to pressure cooker method . But anything is okay for achieving the desired taste and texture is my opinion . The juices get released from mutton . Cook mutton under medium flame .
Once the mutton is cooked tenderly , add beaten yogurt . Mix and cook for another 3 minutes .
Add roasted cashew paste .
Add coconut paste .
Mix and cook .
Add Garam Masala .
Add crushed cumin powder .
Add crushed garlic .
Add water to dilute tue mixture to soup consistency .
Add salt .
Add milk .