Mutton Kheema

My MIL is an expert in mutton kheema. Though my husband and I do not prefer to have mutton, this is one mutton dish we cannot resist!!! My in-laws are here for a short stay and I kept on pestering her to make this..

When I returned home yesterday evening...I could smell the aroma, very typical of mutton kheema, right at the doorstep. I was thrilled at the surprise my MIL and FIL gave.. Both my hubby and me hogged and lapped the whole kheema in a matter of minutes.

Now how could it happen that such an eternal recipe does not enter my esteemed blog. So I made my MIL sit with me and dictate the recipe while I'm typing it out right now.. An equally excited FIL has joined us and giving his expert comments...While I try to figure out what they both want to check out the recipe..


½ kg minced mutton,
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste,
8 medium sized onions, ground to fine paste,
2 large tomatoes, ground to fine paste,
3 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
2 tsp coriander powder,
2 tsp shahi garam masala powder,
¼ tsp pepper powder,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
2-3 cloves,
2 cinnamon sticks, 1 inch sized,
2-3 bay leaves,
Salt as per taste
1 cup oil,
Fresh coriander for garnish, chopped


1.) Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add the mustard seeds, and whole spices (cloves, cinnamon, & bay leaves) and stir for a minute.
2.) Add the onion paste fry until it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and tomato paste. Stir and fry until golden brown.
3.) Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and stir for some more time.
4.) Add the minced meat and fry for about 5-7 mins.
5.) Transfer into a pressure cooker and cook until 2 whistle blows.
6.) Once cooled, keep on sim until the excess water evaporates. Add garam masala powder and pepper powder.
7.) Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice or rotis.

Sneek Peek:

And while I blog this recipe...the only thought that comes to my mind is that is there a substitute for that secret ingredient called "mother's love"...however much I try..I can never make it like my MIL...

Thank you Amma and Appa for the wonderful dinner!!!

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  1. Beautiful blog:).Lamb kheema is too pricey in US,I usually make kheema with lean beef.your in-laws are wonderful cooks:)

  2. First time to this yummy blog, I dont eat Mutton but this looks simply irresistible

  3. hey, that looks usual..especially when makers and eaters are so lovable...

  4. Thanks Yasmeen, Purva & Geeta Akka...

  5. Wow wat a great eyecatching drooling over them..


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