Mutton Dopiaza

It is time for some mutton again. Dopiaza is a dish where onion is used in huge quantities in two batches. I have used whole onions in this recipe which become very delicious after it gets boiled in mutton juice.


  • Mutton – 1 kg
  • Mustard Oil – 5 tbsp.
  • Onion – 6, chopped
  • Potato – 4, halved
  • Curd – 2 tbsp.
  • Small onions, whole – 8
  • Kashmiri Chilli POwder – 4 tbsp.
  • Ginger Paste – 4 tbsp.
  • Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp.
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin whole – 1tsp
  • Green Chilli – 6
  • Cinnamon, clove, cardamom – 3 each
  • Salt , Turmeric – as required

 Marinate the mutton with salt and turmeric for half an hour.
Fry chopped onions till golden brown and keep aside.

In the same oil add the sugar and let it caramelize. Add the chilli paste ,ginger paste and coriander powder mixed with water. Immediately add the marinated mutton and mix well with the masalas. Add curd and green chilli and continue frying.

Now put the whole thing into the pressure cooker and cook till the meat is done.

Put the cooked mutton in the pan and stir fry with sprinkle of garlic water. You may have to add the potato and whole onions at this point.

Stir fry till all garlic water is finished and oil comes out of the mutton. Add the fried onions and mix well. Add a cup of hot water into it and let it boil till the potatoes and whole onions are cooked through.

Remove from heat and add a tbsp of ghee. Sprinkle some garam masala powder and keep covered for 15 minutes before serving.