How to make Kaleji Pav -

A favourite street food of Mumbai - spicy mutton liver mixture served with pav.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mutton liver (मटन लिवर/जिगर), Pavs (पाव)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Mutton

You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Kolhapuri Sukha Mutton Aleti Paleti Kashmiri Gushtaba Mutton Mirch Korma

Kaleji Pav

Kaleji Pav Recipe Card


Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kaleji Pav Recipe

  • Mutton liver cut into small pieces 500 grams

  • Pavs 4

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder ¾ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli slit 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo for garnishing

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon ½


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add peppercorns, cardamoms and cumin seeds and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste and little water, mix and sauté for a minute. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and mix. Add little water, mix and cook till the oil separates from the sides of the pan.

Step 4

Add green chilli and mix well. Add mutton liver, mix and cook for a minute. Add salt and some water, mix and cook for a minute. Cover and cook till the liver is fully done.

Step 5

Add mint leaves and coriander leaves and mix. Add butter, mix and let it melt. Add lemon juice, mix and switch off heat.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with pavs, onion rings and lemon slices.

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