Laal Maas

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Laal Maas

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :3 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 2 Hr 0 Min

Total Time : 5 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 kg goat meat

  • 6 whole dried bedgi chillies

  • 4 whole dried kashmiri chillies

  • 2 large onion, sliced

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick

  • 2 big black cardamom

  • 2 bay leafs

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 2 tsp kachri powder/1 tbsp raw papaya paste

  • 4 tbsp yoghurt

  • 1 tbsp ghee

  • 2 tbsp mustard oil

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste

  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped to garnish


  • Soak the red chillies in around half cup of water, for 2 hours, grind them in around 1 tbsp of water to a smooth paste.
  • Marinate the meat pieces with Yogurt, red chilli paste, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, and kachri powder or raw papaya paste. They are natural meat tenderizers. Mix well and set in the refrigerator for atleast one hour.
  • Heat up mustard oil in a heavy-bottomed pan.
  • Once it reaches smoky stage, lower the heat and add ghee (clarified butter).
  • Throw in a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds. Saute for a couple of seconds
  • Add all the whole-spices and saute for a few more seconds
  • Add in the sliced onions and cook covered on low heat, till they turn soft and translucent
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another minute or so, until the raw smell goes away.
  • Now add the meat along with the marinade
  • Fry on medium heat till you see oil leaving the sides of the mixture.
  • Pour around 3 cups of hot water and cook covered for around an hour and half, or until the meat pieces are well-cooked. You will have to add more hot water in between.
  • Simmer the gravy with lid on, till it reaches a desirable consistency.
  • Switch off the gas, add some lemon juice and garnish with lots of fresh, chopped coriander.
  • Serve it with bhakri/roti or white rice