Recipe Of The Week – Mutton Stew


This is a really special and popular recipe from my mom’s recipes. Growing up, whenever there was a one dish in our family, my mom was asked to make mutton stew (ALWAYS!). It was also my father’s favorite dish, so the first time he came to Doha, I made this for him and he couldn’t believe that I made it! 🙂 It took a lot of convincing for him to believe that I made it. (If you are wondering why we had to convince him.. Here’s why). So here is the recipe for you guys..

Mutton Stew

Serves about 3-4 people   Download Recipe Card


  • 500 gm Mutton
  • 500 gm Onions (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 125 gm Yogurt
  • 5 Dried Red Chilies (Whole)
  • 4-5 Cloves (Laung)
  • 10 Black Pepper (Whole – Kali Mirch)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera)
  • 1 Big Cardamom (Bari Illaichi)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1-2 Medium Tomatoes
  • 3-4 tbsp. Oil


  1. Fry onions till they turn pink.Collage1
  2. Add mutton, ginger, garlic, cardamom, cumin, black pepper, red chilies , cloves, salt and tomatoes and fry for a few minutes.DSC_0010
  3. Put 2 cups water and let it cook (covered) until the meat becomes tender.Collage2
  4. When only little water is left add yogurt and cook until the water dries and the oil separates form the gravy.







3 thoughts on “Recipe Of The Week – Mutton Stew

  1. Nadia - Design Talk Dubai

    The mutton stew was very simple to make and yet very wholesome and full bodied in flavour. It has very few species and yet is delightful in flavour. Would recommend it particularly for meat lovers.

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