Mutton Saoji Recipe

Try this mouth watering Maharashtrian mutton recipe!


  • Mutton- 1 kg (Cut into small cubes)
  • Onions- 2 medium (Sliced)
  •  Ginger garlic paste- 2 tablespoons
  • Oil- 3 tablespoons
  • Dry coconut- 1/2 cup (Sliced)
  • Black cardamoms- 3 nos
  • Green cardamoms- 3 nos
  • Coriander seeds- 2 tablespoons
  • Shahijeera- 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves- 4 nos
  • Black pepper- 10 nos
  • Cinnamon- stick 1 inch
  • Bay leaves- 4 nos
  • Dry red chilies- 7-8
  • Poppy seeds 1 tablespoon
  • Dagadphool- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt- as per taste

How To Make

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in pressure cooker.
  2. Once oil get heated add sliced onions and sauté till they turns golden brown.
  3. Remove from heat and drain the excess oil, and grind the onions to a fine paste adding little water.
  4. Now in same oil saute black pepper, Dry red chilies, dagadphool, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, shahijeera, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, poppy seeds and dry coconut. Grind to a fine paste using water.
  5. Once again heat the oil in pressure cooker. Add pieces of mutton in oil and sauté them on high gas till pieces get light brown.
  6. Then add ginger garlic paste, onion paste and ground masala mix well with the mutton pieces. Cook for 5 mins on medium flame. Add salt as per taste and 3 cups water and mix well.
  7. Boil this gravy and then cover the cooker with lid.Cook this mutton in pressure cooker till three whistles. Serve with bread or roti.

Chef’s Tips: Boil the mutton pieces in salt water and then mix the required spices will reduce cooking time.

Recipe By: Chef Ashish Rai, Head – Culinary, Barbeque Nation.

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