Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mutton Shorba (Yummy!!)

Mutton Shorba (Soft Juicy mutton in loose gravy)

My first dish for the blog...Yeeeaaahhh!!

I went grocery shopping yesterday and brought some thick naans from an arabic store. As I was coming back from work today I began to think what to cook that goes well with these naans. I wanted something quick and simple. It stuck me then.....Mutton shorba. OMG.....
My family loved it and hope you do too!

Oil : 3 tbsp
Mutton (or beef) : 1 pound cut into medium size pieces
Onions : 1 medium size
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt : 2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste : 1 tbsp
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Lemon - 1/2 lemon for shorba and 1/2 lemon for garish.
Cumin powder (zeera powder) - 1/2 tsp
Corn meal - 3 tbsp (or as required)

Spices (whole):
cloves : 2
cardamon :2
Dalchini sticks : 2 inch stick
black peppercons : 5

Corriander leaves(Kothmir) - 3-4 tbsp
Mint leaves - 2 tbsp (optional)
Green Chillis - 2 nos (optional)

Wash Mutton/Beef well.In a cooker put oil,onions, Mutton,Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric,GingerGarlic paste, 1-1/2 tsp salt, all whole spices ,Zeera powder, 2 tbsp corriander leaves and mint leaves.
Put sufficient water to soften the meat very well. Cook on high flame. (If you dont have pressure cooker you can also cook in cooking pots or a slow cooker).
Once the meat is tender add lemon juice, garam masala powder and remaining Corriander leaves.
Taste and add salt and green chillies if required. Mix Corn meal with a little water seperately and add to the shorba to thicken gravy. Add water to obtain your desired consistancy. Your shorba is ready. Quick and Easy! Enjoy.

Family Rating : 8.5/10


  1. Loved your mutton shorba. Looking for some more tasty recipes. Please post more.

  2. hey Humaira,Salam hope u are doing good, will try out ur shorba soon, u know I am a big fan of quick fix meals, really I hate all the meticulous work:(, I had one question ,since u r from aurora IL, do you by any chance know Batool?plz reply

  3. hi hommade chef!!...will try this 2 nite!

  4. Hey ur recipes looks yummy...enjoy reading ur the way I am also a new blogger..u can visit my blog at

  5. Hello syeda, Thankyou for visiting my blog. I love quick meals too! hmm...Sorry! I dont know anyone named Batool...perhaps my family knows her family by there family name...

  6. Thanks Somesh, Let me know how it turned out.

  7. Thanks shaista for visiting my blog. I will surely visit yours :)

  8. i like ur blog while i was searching a quick shorba recipe, find it here and will try it today thanks

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