Umair’s Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe

Last week we had an office barbecue party. The weather was perfect, and a day out with work-mates proved to be a great way to unwind after a long week.

Our colleague Umair Ahmad, who is the Finance Manager in our team, is an exceptional cook. He took charge of the menu of the day, and we enjoyed a smorgasbord of grilled delicacies including Masala Salmon, skewered kebabs that had the rustic aftertaste of charcoal, and a very delicious Peshawari Mutton Karhai.

This mutton dish was by far the highlight of the evening, and I coaxed Umair to share his special recipe with us. Do try it, its super easy and I’m sure it will soon become a favorite on your family table!

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Umair’s Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 kilos mutton
  • oil for frying
  • 4 medium-sized onions, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ginger, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 packet Shaan Meat Masala
  • 2 kilos soft, ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • green chilies to taste, chopped
  • a few sprigs fresh coriander

 

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large pan. There should be enough depth of oil to deep-fry the onion.
  2. Test the oil heat by adding a slice or two of onion. If it turns a golden brown almost instantly, the oil is ready. Add the remaining onion, and fry till golden brown. Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe Step By Step Dubai UAE Food Recipe Blog The Tezzy Files Blogger Pakistani Cuisine Authentic Shaan Mutton Karhai Masala (3)
  3. Add the mutton, fry a little till brown and add the salt.
  4. Add the ginger, garlic, sliced chilies and 2 tablespoons coriander powder on top of the mutton. Do not mix. Cover and let the meat cook till almost tender (approximately 20 minutes). Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe Step By Step Dubai UAE Food Recipe Blog The Tezzy Files Blogger Pakistani Cuisine Authentic Shaan Mutton Karhai Masala (4)
  5. Stir, then add the tomatoes and the remaining coriander powder on top of the mutton. Do not stir.
  6. Add 4 teaspoons of the Shaan masala on top of the tomatoes. Cover, and allow to cook for another 15 minutes on low flame. Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe Step By Step Dubai UAE Food Recipe Blog The Tezzy Files Blogger Pakistani Cuisine Authentic Shaan Mutton Karhai Masala (2)
  7. Add hot water if the consistency is getting too dry or sticking to the pan. Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe Step By Step Dubai UAE Food Recipe Blog The Tezzy Files Blogger Pakistani Cuisine Authentic Shaan Mutton Karhai Masala (6)
  8. Stir well, and garnish with fresh coriander.
  9. Enjoy! Peshawari Mutton Karhai Recipe Step By Step Dubai UAE Food Recipe Blog The Tezzy Files Blogger Pakistani Cuisine Authentic Shaan Mutton Karhai Masala (1)

PS: If you want to give your karhai that smokey barbeque flavor when cooking on your conventional stove at home, simply heat a cube of charcoal till it glows a bright red. Place a slice of crusty bread on the karhai, and add the charcoal on top. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking oil on top of the charcoal, and cover as soon as it starts to smoke. Remove cover after 5 minutes. The charcoal smoke will penetrate into the dish.

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