Raarha Ghosht ~ Special Mutton Curry

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Somehow, good days always seem to come to an end much faster than you would like it to. My parents went back after a month’s stay yesterday morning and dreading going back home, I took the kids out to their favorite play area, and then got a few things done for the car plus a little bit of shopping. Nothing really helped me actually – a lot of things are very peripheral, you think they would help you overcome when they really don’t! πŸ™‚ It took me time to go off to sleep but then I told myself that I am not alone as far as not having parents close by is concerned. All those who stay abroad miss their parents irrespective of how your relationship is with them… Also I consider myself unromantic, as seeing a lot of red all around thanks to February 14 being Valentine’s Day is making me sick in my stomach. πŸ˜€ I am sorry, but I can’t help it… hehe…


Coming to today’s recipe, I have no clue why the curry is called so, but when I saw this recipe in one of my cookbooks called “The Indian Bible”, I had to make it. Actually what intrigued me was how adding fennel at the end, since normally we add fennel at the beginning of making the dish by spluttering it in oil, just like in this recipe. The yogurt also gives a nice tange to the curry. It is simple to make, so do try it next time you get your hands onto some nice mutton and pair it with some plain rice – truly yum!


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Raarha Ghosht ~ Spicy Mutton Curry

Course Mutton
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 500 gm mutton cleaned and drained
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 cup yogurt whisked
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till nicely wilted.
  • Add the garlic, sprinkle a little water and cook till a nice aroma comes.
  • Add the tomatoes, powders and salt and cook till oil start to separate.
  • Add the meat and mix well to coat in the masala. Cook for five minutes, add around 1/2 cup of water.
  • Close the lid and cook for a whistle. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Whisk the yogurt, fennel powder and pepper together and combine into mutton. Cook on simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve hot with rice or rotis.

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  1. Yum! I have began to like mutton and have made some curries each time adding something different to make just to experiment and I had once marinated the mutton in yoghurt and fennel too..it is yum! fennel is mostly added in bengali cuisine and it gives a very distinct taste…. do you know when a recipe calls for fennel powder, and I get lazy.. i still add just the seeds πŸ˜› Reminds me I should get a small batch powdered.. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I love mutton but then it is so expensive and difficult to get good mutton that we buy only when the craving hits really hard… hehe… Adding the powder would spread the flavor, more than the seeds… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear as usual for your paragraph like comment… πŸ˜›

  2. That looks so delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

  3. Oh the curry looks so yummy Rafee!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Rekha…

  4. Wonderful curry! Finally something un-Valentine’s Day :-))

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… thank you so much Angie… πŸ™‚

  5. We are romantic but not to the extend of flaunting on social media. Love we believe we should appreciate instead of announcing to the whole world. Mutton curry always makes me wobble. I just so love this thick mutton curry.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nava…

  6. This curry looks scrumptious. Lovely and yummy. Awesome πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ritu… πŸ™‚

  7. it looks just beautiful curry πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Monu… πŸ™‚

  8. 5 stars
    Gorgeous curry! Mixing the fennel with yogurt & adding it at the end is typically done in Kashmiri dishes.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for that input, Bibi… It is a new information…

  9. looks super tempting dear…i love to add fennel in my curries..gives a nice aroma…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  10. This dish looks so delicious! I love the addition of fennel, something that I don’t do often. Would love to make mutton one of these days…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak… Fennel is a major part of our cooking, so we always have them…

  11. This curry looks delicious! I am getting so hungry right now!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Cathleen…

  12. 5 stars
    I love Raara ghosht. I order this one if I could find one in the menu while ordering in a restaurant. Thank you for posting

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kenz…

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