Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe

A delicious mutton curry made with caramelised onions and Tomatoes, flavoured with some whole spice like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf. These whole spices helps to enhance the flavour the mutton and also brings out a delicious curry that can be serve along with Whole wheat naan and salad by the side.

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Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe
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Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe is mutton cooked in a spicy yogurt curry. The recipe uses ghee to caramelize the onions and tomatoes. The use of whole spice like the cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf helps to enhance the flavor into the mutton pieces.

The recipe calls for a curry cut mutton pieces that will also help to develop more flavor as the bones will give away good taste as well.

Pahari cuisine are famous among the mountain regions where they have limited resources and their cuisine are simple and less complicated.

Serve the Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe along with Whole Wheat Palak Naan or just plain tawa paratha to enjoy your mutton curry on a Sunday evening. 

If you are looking for more mutton recipes here are some : 

  1. Pakki Mutton Biryani Recipe
  2. Mutton Do Pyaza Recipe
  3. Mutton Keema Recipe

Cuisine: Himachal
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Mutton , with bone
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 4 Cloves (Laung) , chopped
  • 2 Onions , chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 Green Chillies , slit
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil

How to make Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe

  1. To begin making the Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe, marinate the mutton pieces with curd and leave it aside for 1 hour.

  2. We will heat a pressure cook with oil, add whole spice like bay leaf, big cardamom, green cardamom and cloves.

  3. Allow the spice to roast for few seconds. Add ginger and garlic and saute until it softens. Add in onions and saute till they turn translucent.

  4. Add marinated mutton pieces along with the curd and also add chopped tomato and give it a stir.

  5. You will see the curd will start curdling a little, add coriander powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder.

  6. Keep stirring and sprinkle salt and cover it and cook in the pressure cooker for at least 6 whistle and serve hot.

  7. Serve the Himachali Pahadi Mutton Recipe along with Whole Wheat Palak Naan or just plain tawa paratha to enjoy your mutton curry on a Sunday evening.