How to make Almond mutton - Rich and flavourful - mutton cooked with spices and almond paste.

This recipe is contributed by Member Pamela Basu.

Main Ingredients : Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम), Mutton (मटन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Mutton

Almond mutton Recipe Card

Almond mutton

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Banjara Gosht, Mutton Rogan Josh, Mutton Bhatinda, Lagan Ka Keema.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Almond mutton Recipe

  • Almonds 20

  • Mutton cut into 1 inch cubes 1 kilogram

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 500 grams

  • Ghee 400 grams

  • Green cardamom 4

  • Cinnamon 2 piece

  • Cloves 6

  • Onions finely chopped 4 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 5 tablespoons

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons

  • Green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Coconut milk 3 cups

  • coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Blanch, peel and grind twelve almonds to a fine paste with sufficient water. Chop remaining almonds.

Step 2

Marinate mutton with salt, half of the turmeric powder and yogurt. Set aside for four hours.Heat ghee in a non stick pan.

Step 3

Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves. Sauté for thirty seconds. Add onions and sauté till golden brown.

Step 4

Add ginger- garlic paste and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, green chilli paste, remaining turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.

Step 6

Add marinated mutton and sauté for fifteen minutes. Add one cup water. Cook for ten minutes.

Step 7

Add coconut milk and cook till mutton is almost done and dry.

Step 8

Add almond paste and cook for a minute more.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.