Darbari Mutton Curry


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Darbari Mutton Curry

Darbari Mutton Curry is from Pakistan cuisine. It is initially cooked in earthen pots on a wooden fire in a slow process. Now, it can be cooked in a pressure cooker or in a heavy bottom pan. The quantities of ingredients must be in a proper portion to get that exact flavor. Here I’ll show you the exact amount of each ingredient and the process.. So, lets start making Darbari Mutton Curry


Mutton- 1/2 kg(with bone)

Cashew nuts- 12

Black peppercorns- 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Cloves -3 Black Cardamom -1

Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp

Dry Red Chillies- 2 (If you have  can use Kashmiri Dry red chillies)

Sesame Seeds- 11/2 Tbsp

Poppy Seeds – 1 tsp

Bay leaf -2 Oil- 1/4 cup

Onions- 1 medium thinly sliced

Ginger Garlic Paste- 11/2 Tbsp

Turmeric- 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli powder -2 tsp 

Tomatoes – 2 medium

Salt – a/c taste

Coriander leaves- few for garnishing


  • Wash mutton thoroughly and strain the water completely, set aside.
  • Dry roast Cashews, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, mustard, dry red chillies, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, bay leafs roast till nice aroma comes.
  • Let them cool completely and grind them into a thick fine paste with water as required. Set aside.


  1. Heat oil in a pan or pressure cooker fry sliced onions till golden brown, add ginger garlic paste fry for a minute and add washed mutton pieces and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt mix well, close the lid and cook till mutton is tender, adding sufficient water.
  3. Open the lid and add the above-grounded paste and cook for another 8 minutes till the paste is well incorporated with the curry. 
  4. Finally, garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot and Enjoy!!!
Darbari Mutton Curry
Darbari Mutton Curry


  • Serves 3-4.
  • Goes well with lacha paratha or Butter Naan.
  • If you are cooking in pressure cooker have an idea about your mutton that in how many whistles it is cooked. Overcooking the mutton will spoil the taste.


Author: Hash Shaik

Homemaker. Born in Andhra Pradesh,India. Living in Hyderabad, India. I am here to help for people like just married couple, students in abroad, don’t know what & how to cook etc. If you love  Indian & Continental food, Veg & NonVeg, this website is very helpful for you. I try to upload new recipe posts

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