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Tender lamb/ mutton made on slow cooking on low heat in dum style helps in retaining its moisture, juices and make its extremely flavorsome and sensational. Most non-vegetarian love eating lamb/ meat/ mutton dishes than chicken dishes!  Meat dishes are just mouth-watering and salivating.


Mutton is rich in fat and carbohydrates and feels good eating during winter months as it warms up the body and is also a great source of protein. There are umpteen meat recipes that are especially prepared in Hyderabadi, Lucknowi and Kashmiri cuisines.


They are just exotic, exceptional and unique to taste. Red meat is highly prized and these meat delicacies are especially prepared to grace marriages, parties and special events. They are just rich in taste, aroma and flavor. The fragrance and aroma lingering makes one and all the urge to grab food.


Generally for making meat or lamb recipes, a lot of selective spices are used to make the dish right and unique. Most of the meat dishes are influenced from the Mughlai cuisine which arises from the Nawabi kitchens. Mutton Masala is mildly spiced, has a creamy texture and warm comforting flavours and makes a great side with Biryani, Pulao and rotis.


On Formal occasions, you can also garnish the food with warq (a very fine, pure silver leaf created by prolonged hammering and flattening of a small piece of silver). This incredibly flavored and aromatic dish goes well with any type of roti, naan, chapatti or fried rice.


It makes you feel like you had a wholesome hearty meal raging out with delightful taste. Undoubtedly, most Hyderabadis are compulsive meat eaters. Meat is cooked in different forms of curries that include Korma, pasindas, shorva, pathar ka gosht.


Hyderabadis are finicky in selecting the proper cuts of meat for specific dishes especially in Biryani and pasinda. Meat grounded into keema also takes its creative form in kebabs, koftas that are included for making standard breakfast. Usually these are eaten with different kinds of Indian flatbreads such as naan, paratha or phulka. Some my favourite, most popular and easy lamb or meat recipes are:


Rogan Josh Mutton This is a scrumptious rich delicacy from the Kashmiri cuisine distinguished by its thick, aromatic, flavorful red sauce and tender meat. Most people attribute this dish to the Kashmiri region but few say that it was actually introduced to the Kashmiri people by the Moghuls.


Lentil and Meat Soup This is a famous Moroccan soup Moroccan lamb harira recipe - Bring lamb, onion, lentils and stock to the boil in a ... This is a lighter version of a traditional soup used to break the fast during ramadan season. 

Shikampuri Kabab The Exotic famous Shikampuri Kebab which means 'belly-full' referring to the stuffing in the centre of the kebab is made out of boneless pieces of mutton leg. 

Mince Meat and Beans Masala Gawar beans keema is very popular in South India; it is prepared regularly in Hyderabad, Gawar Beans keema is often served with Rice or Roti. 

Keema Matar Keema/ Kheema/ Qeema Matar: Mince meat of lamb cooked with peas, you can substitute it with chicken, turkey, and beef. Keema matar is delicious meat recipe made with mince meat cooked with green pea. 

Lamb Shank Curry Nice jelly lamb cut of shank cooked without any addition of oil in curry. Lamb Pepper with Chironji Mutton with Peppers and Chironji is a traditional Indian recipe for a classic spicy stew of mutton with ground chironji nuts and black peppers.

Lamb Trimmings Fry This a dish mostly made by labor or low class people because this trimmings were low cost they cook with limited ingredients and lots of spicy and have along drinks like toddy etc. 

Basic Lamb Curry Lamb curry is popular dish from the Kashmiri cuisine known as Rogan josh. Meaty lamb cooked exceptionally well in a delicious blend of aromatic spices and flavors indulging your taste buds in a creamy, rich, spicy, aromatic and exotic meat dish that you will always crave for! 

Raan E Khaas Lamb Leg Roast Curry A whole leg of lamb is marinated with Indian flavors cover it with silver foil and cooked in a oven in slow cooking process because meat normally takes long time to cook by cooking in this method it cooks evenly and remains juicy. 

Lamb Fry Traditionally a lip smacking mutton recipe with a delectable flavors of fresh peppercorns, garlic and cumin seeds embedded in the masalas and mutton pieces. 

Lamb with Indian Corn This curry is also called makai ka soweta its a typical Rajasthani dish made with lamb and sweet corn it is one of excellent combination which can have it with rice and any roti. 

Lamb Vindaloo Lamb Vindaloo traditionally is a spicy hot dish made with coconut, vinegar and lots of hot red chilli peppers. Chili pepper was introduced by Portuguese traders during 16th century and with this came the development of Vindaloo dishes in Goa. 

Spicy Lamb Chops Spicy Lamb chops are delicious and made with Mutton chops cooked with yogurt and a spicy masala. 

Red Curry Lamb Red lamb curry is an exotic dish; tender mutton pieces cooked in a spicy yogurt based gravy. The lamb meat is almost cooked very slowing in its own juices acquiring the flavors from spices. 

Barbecue Flavored Lamb BBQ Flavored Lamb Chops Recipe: Tasty lamb chops, marinated and pan grilled, BBQ Flavored Lamb Chops Indianised preparation made of lamb chops. 

Lamb Pepper Chops Curry Style Lamb pepper chops cooked in curry style a lip smacking mutton recipe with a delectable flavors of fresh peppercorns, garlic and cumin seeds embedded in the masalas and mutton pieces. It is a dry dish and goes well with chapatti, roti, naan or even best with hot rice and rasam. 

Dappadam – Lamb Kadi Dappadam lamb kadi is a traditional dish made with lamb bones cooked in tamarind and spices. 

Lamb Kofta Curry Lamb koftas cooked in thick spicy gravy. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad. 

Green Lamb Curry Hariyali Gosht Hariyali Gosht is a traditional mutton delicacy from the exquisite kitchen of Mughals, famous for its rich & palatable food varieties. Generous mutton pieces that are soft, juicy & succulent cooked in green gravy and with fresh herbs, spices, cream & butter will melt in your mouth to give you a lavish ‘King-Like’ treat. 

Lamb and Spinach Roasted Mutton Curry Rara Gosht Mutton steeped in gravy of spicy mince, soaked with rare spices, rara gosht is every bit regal in taste and appearance. 

Kashmiri Mutton Curry Aab Gosht This dish is made in several ways but the two popular versions are Kashmiri and Iranian. The authenticity of this dish is because of the gravy that is made with milk or coconut milk and all the flavorful spices.

Mutton with Aloo Mutton with aloo is a remarkable Bengali dish, mildly spiced and flavorful. Steaming hot pot of mutton chunks simmered over low heat with cubes of potatoes dunked in freshly ground spices to make rich, thick gravy. Traditionally, the preparation involves slow cooking method so that the meat is cooked thoroughly well in its own juices so that the flavor of the spices penetrates into the meat and aloo and gives an enticing taste to your palates.The dish goes well with jeerarice, ghee bhath, roti, naan, chapatti, parotta and poori etc. 

Gongura Mutton Curry Gongura mamsam is a spicy lamb curry with the distinctive taste of it main ingredient gongura or sorrel leaves. 

Mutton bones Rasam Mutton bones rasam is a luscious, flavorful, tangy and spicy soup made of tender mutton bones and fat cooked with punchy aromatic spices that every sip you take will tickle your taste buds. Every tit-bit of the fatty mutton piece when eaten would burst out with flavorful juices and dribble you asking for more. This dish goes well with cooked naan or rice. 

Mutton Kheema Masala Kabab Mutton Keema Kebab, is a dish hailing from Hyderabad and widely liked all over the World. 

Shami Kabab Traditionally shami kebabs are made using spices minced meat and chickpeas and are cooked in both India and Pakistan.Shammi kababs is a small pan fried patties that is made with minced meat, added to spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, stuffed with onion and coriander, rolled into thickish patties, dipped in egg and fried in ghee (clarified butter) to create a meal that is exquisite to eat. 

Paya Attu Kalu Curry Feet of lamb cooked into curry. Paya Attu kalu curry is an authentic dish where legs of lamb cooked into thick soup with Indian spices. 

Lamb Fry – Chettinad Uppu Kari – Salted Mutton Curry This is yet another Chettinad delicacy mutton curry. Chettinad cuisine is very famous all over India and popular .The speciality of this lamb curry is the real taste of mutton is fully brought out without using any masala.No coriander powder or chili powder used.The hot taste needed is from whole red chillies and the garlic used only .

Mutton Stew Mutton stew cooked traditionally combining the juicy cubes of lamb or mutton tossed in seasoned flour, browned & blended with array of veggies like the potatoes, leeks, carrots and celery in one big hearty pot. 

Mutton Masala Hyderabadi Style Popular Eid recipes are mutton biryani or mutton masala/curry. This mutton gravy is well known as the Hyderabadi mughlai gosht/mutton masala curry. It is smooth, creamy and delicious with mutton cooked to perfection with yoghurt and spices in true Mughlai style. 

Afrodisiac Drumsticks and Mutton Curry Meat lovers will relish this mutton curry which is cooked in combination with drumsticks. The meat becomes succulent and flavorful from the slow simmering to absorb the spices and the drumsticks give the taste buds a good tingle. Very easy preparation and makes a good curry with hot rice or roti. 

Cucumber Mutton Curry Yellow Cucumber Dosakaya Mutton combined with yellow cucumbers for an enthralling experience and goes nicely with rice. 

Mutton and Ridge gourd curry Mutton and ridge gourd curry is an excellent meat preparation with mutton cooked with ridge gourd in a yummy and spicy masala gravy. This dish is popularly known as Beerakaya mamsam. 

Mutton Sambhar Sambar is a common traditional South Indian dish that’s frequently prepared with vegetables like drumstick, carrot, potato, bottle gourd, ladies finger, mango, beans, brinjal etc. Mutton Sambar is quiet unique and delicious in taste but its not prepared so frequently as compared with the vegetable sambar. 

Kadai Gosht Mutton Kadhai Gosht is a Mughlai dish, quite popular in wedding menu. Lamb pieces nicely cooked until luscious in aromatic and flavourful spicy gravy. 

Meatball Curry Kheema Che Andey Meatball curry, a mutton kheema recipe cooked in Indian spices, is classic Anglo Indian food. The koftas (meatballs) in this dish can be made with beef, lamb or chicken. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad. 

Sweet Meat Balls This is an excellent and spicy meat balls thick gravy fry dish that is spiced with coriander powder, green chillies, and little chilli powder. Tastes well with rice or roti! 

Garlic Pepper Meat Balls Garlic pepper meat balls are a popular snack dish. It is made of mince goat meat mixed with other ingredients made into small sized balls and fried. There are a variety of meat ball recipes using different kinds of meat and spices. The meat balls are one of the varieties from the kofta family. 

Safaid Gosht (White meat curry) It is an awesome, delicious and very healthy food from the tribal areas of Pakistan

Dabba Gosht Dabba Gosht is an Eid recipe you must have in your family feast. Baked dabba gosht with mutton stock's white sauce, meat, macaroni and vegetables is a scrumptious casserole dish. A complete meal for whole family! It’s a rare, exquisite, delicious, succulent, melt-in-the-mouth boneless mutton delicacy dish and only very few select eateries feature it on their menu. 

Bhuna Gosht Bhuna Gosht is a traditional Indian recipe of a delicious classic lamb curry made with lamb, spices, fresh fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) and bell pepper. Bhuna Gosht means pan fried lamb curry. What makes this curry special is the bhuna part as this consists of pan frying the meat with spices without adding water. The meat cooks in its own juices which give the deep flavors. Cooking takes a little extra time but its worth it as the end result is a luscious rich dish. 

Tabak Maaz Kashmiri Gustaba Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani Hyderabadi mutton biryani or kachche gosht ki biryani is a traditional style of making the biryani by cooking the raw meat with spices for couple of minutes and then covered with rice and kept on dum until done. 

Hyderabadi Haleem Haleem is one of the most popular dishes available all over the streets, food stalls, restaurants etc. in the city of Hyderabad during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Hyderabadi Haleem is a type of stew consists of meat, lentils and pounded wheat which is cooked on slow heat for long hours to make a thick porridge like paste. This is served with ghee, browned onions, dash of lime juice and garnished with coriander leaves. 

Hyderabadi Kheema Kheema with Coconut Curry Kheema with coconut curry is an amazing dish, flavorful and deliciously made with minced meat cooked in freshly ground coconut and mint masala spiced with green chilies and aromatic Indian spices. This is a very popular non-vegetarian dish from the cuisine of Kerala. Goes excellently well with Malabar paratha, roti, chapatti or rice! 

Kheema Channa Dal Keema Channa dal is a yummy and spicy dish. Keema or minced meat cooked with channa dal in a amazing spicy masala gravy. 

Keema Paratha Keema paratha is a popular unleavened flat bread stuffed with spiced minced meat. 

Keema Khameeri Roti Keema Khameeri Roti -- Fermented dough roti topped with a spicy keema mix. 

Kheema Mutti Indian Meat Patties Kheema mutti is an excellent dry snack item made with lamb meat, mince and spices combined together and made into dumplings and deep fried until done.

Boti Curry Boti curry or Gizzard curry is made with Lamb gizzards cooked with India spices in a nice spicy gravy.super offal curry made from lungs stomach lining, large & small intestines. 

Goat Head Curry This is a very popular Hyderabadi hard core non-vegetarian delicacy. 

Liver Masala Curry Liver masala is a nice dry dish and a popular dish in dhabas and restaurants especially to have with drinks. This is made with combining liver and spices delicately cooked until tender. 

Bheja Fry (Brain Fry) Bheja fry is a classic recipe made with goat brain. This lamb recipe basically involves scrambling the brain with spices and then frying it. lamb brain cooked with onions and Indian spices. 

Chinta Chiguru Mamsam Chinta chiguru mamsam, a classic dish from the Andhra cuisine, meat cooked with tender tamarind leaves. It has a unique taste and freshness in the dish. Chinta chiguru" is a highly recommended green to all the nutrition-conscious. ... Chintachiguru pappu and Chintachiguru Mamsam (meat). 

Kolhapuri Tamda Rassa Kolhapuri Tamda Rassa mutton preparation in red sauce. Tamda Rassa is a famous dish from Kolhapur, Kolhapur is actually a city from Maharashtra state of India. Tambda means red and rassa stands for gravy. 

Seena with raisins curry Seena with raisins curry is made of tender lower ribs of lamb and raisins cooked in a spicy gravy. Tender lower ribs of lamb cooked with raisins. 


Meat and mutton dishes are widely liked and eaten by most hard core non-vegetarian eaters. The most important or highlighting part is the flavor as they're really delectable and tasty when cooked! I wish you all must surely try these recipes as it’s just worth tasting most of these delicacies.


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