Cook With Me: Easy Peasy Lal Maas (Fiery Hot Mutton/Lamb Curry)

Hey Everyone!

In the recent days Delhi has been colder than Shimla and even London! So, on one such cold, cold evening I tried out Lal Maas. I had written down this recipe from a friend. And its really easy! And as my regular readers know, I love easy recipes!

So here goes………….

Warning: Its quite hot/spicy for those who aren’t used to this kind of taste.


1. 500g of mutton or lamb cut in cubes.

2. 5-6 dry red chillies, or if you want it easier, 2 tbsp of red chilli powder.

3. 3 medium onions chopped finely

4. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.

5. 1 tsp Garam Masala powder.

6. 1 and a 1/2 cups of curd/yogurt, hand-beaten to remove lumps.

7. Fresh coriander leaves chopped.


1. Dry roast the whole/powdered red chillies till it changes colour and releases its fragrance. If you’ve used whole red chillies, remove the seeds and blitz them in the dry grinder. Put it in a clean, dry bottle.

2. Heat some oil and fry the washed and pat dried mutton/lamb to seal it. Remove from fire.

3. In the same oil fry onions and ginger garlic paste till translucent.

4. Add the sealed off mutton/lamb. Fry till it begins to change colour.

5. Add the beaten curd/yogurt and cook till the oil begins to separate. Stir occasionally.

6. Add 2 tbsp of the roasted chilli powder and garam masala and give it a good stir.

7. Cook it on low flame for about 2 whistles in the pressure cooker.

8. Sprinkle some chopped coriander and serve hot with steamed rice, roti or some toasted bread.

 Bon Apetit!


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