Mutton Kundan Kaliyan (Authentic Awadhi style Mutton Curry)

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Mutton Kundan Kaliyan (Authentic Awadhi style Mutton Curry)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 45 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 4
  • 400 gms. mutton with bones

  • 3 onion, sliced

  • 1 cup yoghurt

  • 2 tbsp. ghee

  • 1/3 cup ginger-garlic juice

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tbsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder

  • 1 tsp. kewra water

  • 1/4 tsp. saffron

  • 1/2 cup oil


  • Boil the mutton in 2 cups water for 20-25 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle. Separate the mutton from the stock and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown in colour. Drain and allow it to cool down. Then mix with the yoghurt and mash well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the drained mutton pieces till it turns slightly brown. Now add the yogurt-onion mix. Cover and simmer till the oil separates.
  • Add the ginger-garlic juice and all the dry spices. Mix to combine everything well. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup mutton stock and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles. Remove the mutton pieces and strain the gravy.
  • Simmer the strained gravy and the mutton pieces for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Add the kewra water and saffron.
  • Keep it covered for 5-10 minutes. Serve with plain steamed rice, pulao, plain biryani, jeera rice or any Indian bread.