Mutton Handi

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Mutton Handi
Mutton Handi

Mutton Handi

Mutton Handi is a delicious and flavorful Indian dish made with tender pieces of mutton (goat meat) cooked in a handi, which is a traditional Indian cooking earthen pot. The dish is known for its rich and aromatic gravy, typically made with a blend of various spices and herbs. Here's a basic recipe for Mutton Handi:


  • 500 grams mutton, cut into pieces
  • 2 large onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • green cardamoms 
  • 4 gloves
  • one whole garlic bulb
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Marination:

    • In a bowl, mix the mutton pieces with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Allow it to marinate for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator for better flavor.
  2. Cooking:

    • Heat oil or ghee in a handi or a heavy-bottomed pan.
    • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
    • Add sliced onions and sauté until golden brown.
    • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil starts to separate.
  3. Adding Marinated Mutton:

    • Add the marinated mutton to the handi and cook on medium heat until the mutton is browned.
  4. Spice it Up:

    • Add coriander powder, garam masala, chopped green chilies, and one whole garlic bulb. Mix well.
  5. Slow Cooking:

    • Cover the handi with a lid and let the mutton cook on low heat until it becomes tender. You may need to add a little water if the mixture becomes too dry.
  6. Final Touch:

    • Once the mutton is cooked, adjust the seasoning and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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