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Mutton Rezala

A Bengali mutton curry made in luscious creamy white gravy. Meat infused with deep, rich flavours of cashews cream, khoya and coconut.

Mutton Rezala Mutton Rezala


: Niru Gupta

Recipe Servings

: 4

Recipe Cook Time

: 1 Hour

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  • 1 kg kareli botis

    1 kg seene ka parcha

    300 gm white onions

    20 gm ginger

    20 gm garlic

    12 green cardamoms

    5 gm white pepper powder

    20 gm desiccated coconut

    50 gm cashew nuts

    250 gm curd

    150 gm khoya

    150 gm cream

    250 gm ghee (clarified butter)

    2 drops kewda jal

    2 drops mitha ittr

    2 silver leaves

    Salt to taste


Wash and clean mutton pieces.

Blanch in a pan of boiling water, remove the scum, drain and keep aside.

Extract the juice of ginger and garlic and keep aside. Then grind separately onions, cashew nuts and coconut to a fine paste.

In a heavy bottomed pan place the mutton, pour enough water to cover, add salt, green cardamoms and bring to boil, then simmer.

When the meat is half cooked, add the ground onions and the ginger-garlic juice.

Cook until dry. Then add ghee and the beaten curd, fry till the meat is dry.

Add the nut paste and coconut and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, taking care that the masala does not brown.

Then add white pepper and 1 1/2 cups of water, or enough to cook the meat for a thick gravy.

Simmer for a while. Remove from fire add kewra jal, mitha ittr and mashed khoya.

Blend well. Finally add the cream. Serve hot garnished with silver leaf. Roomali roti is a good accompaniment for this dish.

Key Ingredients: Mutton, Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Green Cardamom, White Pepper, Coconut, Cashew Nuts, Yogurt, Khoya, Cream, Clarified Butter




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