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Mutton Chops

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Tender Mutton Chops cooked perfectly with a medley of aromatic spices, creating a mouthwatering, flavorful dish. A must-try for meat lovers!

Mutton Chops, a beloved classic, takes you on a journey of rich, aromatic flavours and succulent bites. This dish is all about perfectly cooked, tender mutton infused with an irresistible mix of spices. It’s a culinary symphony that’s surprisingly easy to create in your kitchen.

The key to the dish is the mutton itself, which should be tender and flavoured. Slowly simmering the meat with salt and water ensures it’s perfectly cooked, delighting each bite. But the magic truly begins with the aromatic blend of spices. Combining ginger, garlic, chilli, pepper, and turmeric creates a flavorful paste that will awaken your taste buds.

As the mutton sizzles in this delectable mixture, it absorbs the spices and browns to perfection, filling your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma. A touch of lime juice and the reserved stock elevate the dish, providing a perfect balance of flavours. A dash of cumin, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom adds magic to the gravy.

Mutton Chops are a fantastic stand-alone dish, but they pair wonderfully with various sides, like fragrant rice or naan. If you’re looking for other equally delicious dishes to complement your meal, consider trying our “Homemade Garlic Naan” or “Biryani” recipes, which perfectly complement the Mutton Chops.

Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops


Mutton Chops
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Mutton Chops

Tender Mutton Chops cooked perfectly with a medley of aromatic spices, creating a mouthwatering, flavorful dish. A must-try for meat lovers!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian


  • 500 grams Tender Mutton Chops
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Refined Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 3/4 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2- inch piece of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom Pod


  • Wash and clean the mutton chops.
  • In a large pan, cook the mutton chops on low heat with a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of water until tender. This should take about 40-45 minutes. Once done, drain the mutton and reserve a cup of the stock.
  • In a separate skillet, heat the refined vegetable oil. Add the finely chopped onions and fry them until they turn a deep brown colour.
  • Stir in the garlic, ginger paste, and sauté until golden in colour.
  • Make a paste by mixing the chilli powder, pepper powder, and turmeric powder with a bit of water. Add this paste to the skillet and fry it well.
  • Add the cooked mutton chops to the skillet and brown them evenly.
  • Pour in the reserved stock and lime juice, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Pow the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom in a separate spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Add this freshly powdered spice mix to the mutton chops and stir until the gravy thickens.
  • Remove the Mutton Chops from the heat once the gravy reaches your desired consistency.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Can I substitute the mutton chops with another type of meat?

Absolutely; while the recipe is tailored for mutton chops, you can adapt it to other meats like lamb or goat. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure your meat is tender and flavorful.

What’s best to ensure the mutton chops are tender?

Slow cooking is the key. Simmer the mutton chops on low heat with salt and water until they become tender. This ensures the meat is succulent and easy to enjoy.

What are some great side dishes to serve with Mutton Chops?

Mutton Chops pair beautifully with fragrant rice, naan, or a fresh cucumber salad. If you’re looking for other dishes to complement this, consider trying our “Homemade Garlic Naan” or “Biryani” recipes for a complete meal experience.

Can I make this dish less spicy?

Of course! You can adjust the level of spiciness by reducing the amount of chilli powder and pepper powder. Taste as you go and tailor the heat to your preference.

Can I prepare the stock in advance?

Certainly! You can prepare and store the stock in the refrigerator for a day or two. This can save you time when you’re ready to make the Mutton Chops. Just skim any fat off the top before using it in the recipe.

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