Mutton Mandi

A must try Mutton Mandi recipe tailored to our local taste. Enjoy this lovely meal with your family. #HappyCooingToYou.

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  • Mutton shoulder 1 kg (approx.)
  • Meat tenderizer 1 tbs or as required

Mandi Spice Mix:

  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 2 tsp
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 whole
  • Sonth (Dried ginger powder) 1 tsp
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2 tsp
  • Laung (Cloves) 2 tbs
  • Oil ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 5-6
  • Laung (Cloves) 5-6
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 4
  • Pani (Water) 1 & ½ liters or as required
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Makhan (Butter) melted 2 tbs
  • Prepared mandi spice mix 1 tbs
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) 1 pinch or as required

Mandi Rice:

  • Oil ¼ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 1
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 5-6
  • Laung (Cloves) 5-6
  • Gajar (Carrot) chopped ½ Cup
  • Shimla mirch (Capsicum) chopped ½ Cup
  • Chawal (Rice) sella 2 Cups (soaked 1 hour)
  • Yakhni (Stock) 3 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke


Wash and pat dry mutton shoulder.

On mutton leg,add meat tenderizer and apply evenly,prick both sides with fork and marinate for 1 hour.

For Mandi Spice Mix:

In spice mixer,add black peppercorns,nutmeg,mace,dried ginger powder,green cardamom,cloves and        grind to make a coarse powder & set aside.

In pot,add oil and onion,fry until translucent.

Add green cardamom,cloves,green chilies and mix well.

Add marinated mutton shoulder,water and salt,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & cook on low flame until done (approx.2 hours).

In separate bowl,add butter,prepared mandi spice mix,yellow food color,mix well and set aside.

On baking tray,place cooked mutton shoulder and remaining cooked marinade.

With the help of the brush,spread spiced butter on both sides and grill in preheated oven until golden brown color appears.

For Mandi Rice:

In pot,add oil,onion and fry until translucent.

Add bay leaf,green cardamom,cloves and mix well.

Add carrot,capsicum and mix well.

Add rice,stock and salt,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook until done.

On serving plate,add cooked rice and mutton mandi,give a coal smoke for 2 minutes & seve.

Recipe By: Sameen Moiz

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