Mutton Bhuna

AuthorSalmaCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Traditional Bangladeshi Bhuna recipe, the meat is slowly cooked in onions with salt, whole spices and salt until fully tender before adding in the spices which adds to the richness of the curry.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 20 minsTotal Time1 hr 50 mins

 1 ½ kg Mutton Meat
 3 Medium Onions
 2 ½ tsp Ginger paste
 2 ½ tsp Garlic paste
 Salt to taste
 4 Bayleaves
 4 Cardamom pods
 4 sticks Cinnamon sticks
 5 tbsp Oil
 5 tbsp Fresh coriander
 5 Green chillies (optional)
 3 Medium tomatoes
Spices
  tsp Tumeric powder
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 1 ¾ tsp Coriander powder
 1 ½ tsp Cumin powder
 1 ⅓ tsp Hot/Mild curry powder
Optional spices
  tsp Garam Masala powder
  tsp Deggi Mirch powder

1

In a medium size pot, add 5 tablespoons of oil, add more or less as needed.

Add the meat, whole spices and salt.

2

Mix this and put the gas up. Bring the meat to boiling point, once it does then put the gas down and let this cook on medium heat.

Adjust the heat at anytime if required and stir at times.

3

There should be enough excess water coming out the meat, so the meat will cook in the water. Cook the meat for 40-50 minutes. If you're using lamb for this recipe then the cooking time for this stage will be reduced by about 15 minutes.

If the water dries up during this cooking stage then add some hot boiled water, so the meat cooks nicely. You can cook the meat covered for about 15-20 minutes then cook the rest of the time uncovered.

4

After the recommended cooking time, add in ginger and garlic 2 & 1/2 Tsp each, I use my homemade mixed paste of ginger and garlic.

Put the gas up and mix this in. Let this cook for about 5 minutes.

5

Add in the spices:

Tumeric powder 1/3 tsp
Chilli powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Coriander powder 1 & 3/4 Tsp
Cumin powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Hot/mild curry powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp

I like using the Bolst's brand curry powder, you can use any brand you prefer.

6

Put the gas up and mix it in.

Once you have mixed it in, put the gas down to medium heat and let this cook for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure to stir at times and adjust heat if required.

7

After the 10-15 minutes, taste the salt and adjust if required.

Add a little amount of hot boiled water, so the curry isn't too dry by the end of the cooking time.

8

Once you have added the water, bring this to boil. At this stage you can add some tomatoes cut in 1/4 pieces. Adding the tomatoes is optional.

9

Mix this in and let this cook for 8-10 minutes.

10

During this cooking stage, add some green chillies and coriander too. Mix this in.

11

As recommended cook this for 8-10 minutes.

12

All done, turn the heat off.

13

14

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 1 ½ kg Mutton Meat
 3 Medium Onions
 2 ½ tsp Ginger paste
 2 ½ tsp Garlic paste
 Salt to taste
 4 Bayleaves
 4 Cardamom pods
 4 sticks Cinnamon sticks
 5 tbsp Oil
 5 tbsp Fresh coriander
 5 Green chillies (optional)
 3 Medium tomatoes
Spices
  tsp Tumeric powder
 1 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 1 ¾ tsp Coriander powder
 1 ½ tsp Cumin powder
 1 ⅓ tsp Hot/Mild curry powder
Optional spices
  tsp Garam Masala powder
  tsp Deggi Mirch powder

Directions

1

In a medium size pot, add 5 tablespoons of oil, add more or less as needed.

Add the meat, whole spices and salt.

2

Mix this and put the gas up. Bring the meat to boiling point, once it does then put the gas down and let this cook on medium heat.

Adjust the heat at anytime if required and stir at times.

3

There should be enough excess water coming out the meat, so the meat will cook in the water. Cook the meat for 40-50 minutes. If you're using lamb for this recipe then the cooking time for this stage will be reduced by about 15 minutes.

If the water dries up during this cooking stage then add some hot boiled water, so the meat cooks nicely. You can cook the meat covered for about 15-20 minutes then cook the rest of the time uncovered.

4

After the recommended cooking time, add in ginger and garlic 2 & 1/2 Tsp each, I use my homemade mixed paste of ginger and garlic.

Put the gas up and mix this in. Let this cook for about 5 minutes.

5

Add in the spices:

Tumeric powder 1/3 tsp
Chilli powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Coriander powder 1 & 3/4 Tsp
Cumin powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp
Hot/mild curry powder 1 & 1/2 Tsp

I like using the Bolst's brand curry powder, you can use any brand you prefer.

6

Put the gas up and mix it in.

Once you have mixed it in, put the gas down to medium heat and let this cook for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure to stir at times and adjust heat if required.

7

After the 10-15 minutes, taste the salt and adjust if required.

Add a little amount of hot boiled water, so the curry isn't too dry by the end of the cooking time.

8

Once you have added the water, bring this to boil. At this stage you can add some tomatoes cut in 1/4 pieces. Adding the tomatoes is optional.

9

Mix this in and let this cook for 8-10 minutes.

10

During this cooking stage, add some green chillies and coriander too. Mix this in.

11

As recommended cook this for 8-10 minutes.

12

All done, turn the heat off.

13

14

Enjoy!

Mutton Bhuna
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