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Authentic Mutton Karahi (Karahi Gosht)

Mutton Karahi

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Sarah- Oh My God! I created something out of this world. It’s my Authentic Mutton Karahi recipe. I have been cooking this recipe since I started cooking but I think I can safely say I have reached perfection. It taste like the same karahi that I used to eat in a restaurant on a highway in Karachi. Oh my god, I have no words to explain how authentic and delicious this recipe is.

Mutton Karahi

WHAT IS AN ANTHENTIC MUTTON KARAHI?

Authentic Mutton Karahi is goat meat wrapped around a tomato based curry but you don’t want to include a lot of tomatoes, just the right amount. Although you’re going to include some tomato paste as well.  However, you should let the seasonings and spices do their chemistry in order to bring an authentic flavor to your table. This recipe requires only 3 tomatoes.

Mutton Karahi

IS AUTHENTIC MUTTON KARAHI HEALTHY?

While the saturated fats in mutton (goat meat) holds risk for cardiovascular health, however, the unsaturated fats helps maintain good cholesterol level and a healthy heart heart along with other great health benefits. This Authentic Mutton Karahi has over 200-300 calories per average plate.

Mutton Karahi

HOW TO PREPARE MUTTON KARAHI?

Make the masala – Dry roast dried red pepper, coriander seeds, black peppercorn, cumin seeds. cool it down for 5 minutes and crush them in a mortar & pestle. Set aside. Cook the Mutton (goat meat)- Turn on the Instant Pot and Turn it to Sauté Mode. Add the olive oil and heat it up then meat and ginger garlic paste Mix it. Next add salt and 2 tbsp of Karahi masala that you made earlier. Now sauté that for 5 minutes. At this point add water and mix well. Seal it and put pressure for 17 minutes or until it’s 90-95% fully cooked.

Authentic Mutton Karahi

HOW TO COOK MUTTON KARAHI?

Add oil, and add in the slit serrano peppers, black cardamom, green cardamon pods, cinnamon stick, sauté it for 2 minute and next add the onion, sauté it until they get translucent. Now add 2 tomatoes, and mix well.  Add tomatoes paste, ginger garlic paste, add  Karahi masala, red chili powder, salt, lemon juice, garam masala powder, cilantro, and coriander powder. Next add some stock from the IP. Mix everything well and now turn the stove on medium heat. Now Add the meat add one more tomato. Next add the remaining of the Karahi masala that we made earlier and mix well. Add some stock, add some more tomato paste and some red chili powder. Cook it open it on medium heat for few minutes. Mix well and cover it for low for few minutes.

Mutton Karahi

I have achieved the perfect version of the Karahi that I used to eat at a restaurant on a highway in Karachi. It taste exactly like it. I am very surprised that I have achieved that level. Clearly we’re hooked on this flavorful and a perfect tasting recipe. I hope that you try this recipe.  I hope you find it delicious and love it as much as I do, and we have a lot of our family recipes on our blog like Kofta Curry (Meatball Curry)  , Paya Curry (Mutton Trotters)  , and Instant Pot Shami Kababs . If you have any questions about our recipes, techniques, or  recipe request and please feel free to message us. As always, if you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot. Find us on Pinterest too, @twoclovesinapot. Please subscribe to our newsletter. We value honest feedback.

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5 from 8 votes

Authentic Mutton Karahi (Karahi Gosht)

Authentic Mutton Karahi is a tomato based curry but you don’t want to include a lot of tomatoes, just the right amount. The seasonings and spices do their chemistry in order to bring an authentic flavor to your table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pakistani
Keyword: karahi
Author: Sarah Mirza

Ingredients

Karahi Masala Mixture

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 dried long red pepper break apart
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

Instant Pot

  • 1 lbs Mutton goat meat
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp karahi masala mixture that you made

Karahi

  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 serrano peppers slit
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt as needed
  • a pinch garam masala
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • cilantro to garnish
  • ginger to garnish (julienne)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice to garnish

Instructions

Karahi Masala

  • In a fry pan, on medium heat, dry roast dried red pepper, corinander seeds, black peppercorn, cumin seeds. Cool it down for 5 minutes and crush them in a mortar & pestle. Set aside.

Instant Pot

  • Turn on the Instant Pot to Sauté Mode
  • Now add olive oil, let it heat up.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, sauté it for about 30 seconds.
  • Next add the mutton and mix it together for 2 minutes.
  • Now add 2 tbsp of Karahi Masala that you made earlier and give it a good mix.
  • Now add water and 2 tsp salt give it a good mix.
  • Cook for 5 minutes (remember you're cooking in sauté mode right now).
  • Put Pressure for about 18 minutes by clicking the pressure cooker setting so your meat will be done 90-95%.
  • Let it vent after it's done.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off and set aside.

Karahi

  • In a wok, on medium heat, add oil, and add in the slit seranno peppers, black cardamom, green cardamon pods, cinnamon stick and sauté it for 2 minute (it will sizzle).
  • Next add the onion, sauté it until they get translucent (make sure they don't turn brown)
  • Add 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste and mix it for 30 seconds.
  • Add 2 finely chopped tomatoes, and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the stove on low when doing the next time.
  • Add 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste, add 1-1/2 tsp of karahi masala (that you made), 1 tsp red chili powder, salt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, garam masala powder, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 1/2 cup of stock from the Instantpot, and coriander powder . Mix everything well.
  • Now turn the stove on medium heat.
  • Add the meat (by hand so you wont get extra stock as of yet)
  • Mix it by putting the masala on the meat (don't mix it like normal or your meat will start breaking).
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add one more tomato and mix it well.
  • Now add the remaining of the Karahi masala(that we made earlier) and mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of stock from the Instant Pot. (Discard the rest or use it for something for later.)
  • Add 1 more tbsp tomato paste and 1 tsp red chili powder and mix it well.
  • Cook it open it on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Mix well and cover it and turn your stove on low for 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with ginger and cilantro.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon on top. (your karahi should be red, if it's brown then look over the recipe, and find out what you did wrong.)
  • Add 1/4-1/2 cup of water if you want at this point if you want the consistency of the gravy to be more runnier, (remember this step is completely optional.)
  • Serve it hot with naan.

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Rani
Rani
5 months ago

5 stars
The most authentic finger licking recipe

Henna
Henna
5 months ago

5 stars
Love this recipe!

Zunaira
Zunaira
5 months ago

5 stars
This is such an amazing recipe! Just like the traditional kinds from back home!

Bushra
Bushra
5 months ago

The best karahi out there! It was delicious!

Anjum Amanali
Anjum Amanali
3 months ago

5 stars
Really tasty recipe. Thank you! How much of the stock do you add in step 13? I think I added too much, as it took while to cook down

Sadaf
Sadaf
1 month ago

5 stars
Tried this recipe of mutton Karahi today and I must say it was spot on. The masala, dry roasted spices and stock add such a depth of flavour . Definitely a very delicious recipe. Thank you so much we loved it ❤️❤️❤️

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