Emily's Favourite Mutton Kalia

1 kg mutton
6-8 potatoes
4 tb. sps tomato puree
3 heaped t. sps garlic paste
3 heaped t. sps ginger paste
2 heaped tb. sps dhania powder
1 t. sp haldi powder
garam masala made with cinnamon, cloves and small cardamom
salt to taste
red chilli powder to taste
4 big onions finely sliced
3tb. cooking oil

  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add mutton and fry for 10- 15 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the dry masalas mixed with 1/4 cup water and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook till reddish brown.
  • Peel potatoes and prick with a fork and fry with the mutton for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 glasses  of water and pressure cook on high heat till pressure is teached.
  • Reduce heat and let it cook for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the cooker cool down naturally.
  • Open the cooker and check if the mutton is tender,cook without the lid for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a shallow dish, sprinkle garam masala, chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rotis.

Note: Vegetarians can cook the same dish with soya chunks instead of mutton, reducing the  amount of water and cooking time as required.


  1. Hello Aunty! Thanks for putting this recipe up - I tried it recently and the results were very good but still not as good as yours !