Pahadi Mutton

Today sharing delicious pahadi mutton recipe from a restaurant chef. Pahadi mutton is very easy to make yet taste is scrumptious.

You may like two more mutton recipes from this blog.

1. Rara mutton

2. Railway mutton curry

As I mentioned above recipe is very simple and easy to follow. Please watch the YouTube video recipe to know all the process of chef Jeevan.

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Mutton – 1 kg

Onion – 1 kg, peeled and sliced

Ginger – 2 inch piece, julienne

Garlic – 1 whole bulb, finely chopped

Green chilli – 4, chopped

Black cardamom – 2

Cumin – 1 teaspoon

Bay leaf – 2

Black pepper – 1 teaspoon

Cloves – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Tomato – 4 large, ground

Coriander powder – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Red chilli powder – 1 tablespoon

Kitchen king masala – 1 tablespoon

Water – 2-3 cup

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1/2 cup, chopped


1. Clean, wash and drain the mutton pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Add cumin seeds,,whole black cardamom, cloves and black pepper. You can use 1/2 teaspoon black pepper instead of 1 teaspoon if you want. Use according to your taste.

3. Add chopped garlic and fry for a minute. Now add sliced onion, chopped green chilli and ginger julienne. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

4. Add Kashmiri red chilli powder and tomato paste saute for a minute. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, kitchen king masala and coriander powder. Kitchen king masala is optional. You can skip or you can also use mutton masala, chicken masala etc. Saute till oil leaves the sides.

5. Add mutton and salt. Saute till everything dried up and oil separates. Add 2 cup water, mix and cover. Cook on simmer for 4 minutes.

6. Transfer the mutton to a pressure cooker with 1 cup water and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Pressure cook on simmer for 4-5 whistle.

7. Let the pressure settle down on its own. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves, ginger julienne and onion rings. Serve with steamed rice, jeera rice, pulao, roti, tandoori roti, naan, paratha or any bread.

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Aloo Ke Gutke

Aloo ke gutke or pahari aloo. A spicy, delicious and easy to make dry potato recipe from Uttarakhand or Devabhumi.
If you have boiled potatoes ready then you can make it in a jiffy. Serve it as a side dish with dal chawal, roti, paratha, puri or any Indian bread or serve this spicy mouthwatering aloo ke gutke as a starter.

I have so many memories with Uttarakhand. Not only beautiful Nainital but Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Ghorakhal, Jageshwar dham and so many other places. Few years before I had to visit Naukuchiatal regularly with my brother. My nephew and niece were studying there in a boarding school. Loved that place.
And how could I forget Sattal. An interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes near Bhimtal. Sharing some pictures of this beautiful state.


Jageshwar Dham

According to Wikipedia Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the “Devabhumi” (literally “Land of the Gods”) due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai.



Cuisines of Uttarakhand are simple and made of locally grown ingredients. The cuisines don’t have complex spices. The two regions in Uttarakhand have different cuisines, so there are Garhwali Cuisines and Kumaoni Cuisines. Some popular cuisines in Uttarakhand are:

Gahat (Kulath) Soup

Stuffed Gahat Chapatis

Gahat (Kulath)

Rasmi Badi (Kofta)

Bhangjeera ki Chatni

Aloo Ke Gutke



Urad Ke Pakore (Wada)


We are talking about Uttarakhand because this month in Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge facebook group we are sharing different dishes from Uttarakhand cuisine.
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly a group started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes, is where every month food bloggers are paired up and give each other 2 secret ingredients to cook with according to the theme chosen.
This month my partner is lovely Aruna SarasChandra who blog at Vasusvegkitchen.
Do visit her space for different types of mouthwatering recipes. I love her podi or masala powder recipes along with other vegetarian recipes. She has a vast collection of spice powder recipes. I have bookmarked her milaga podi recipe to try.
Aruna gave me turmeric powder and cumin seeds and I made this delicious aloo ke gutke with these ingredients. I gave her asafoetida and ginger. She made tasty Phaanu with these ingredients.

I have tasted this aloo ke gutke first time in road side stalls of Uttarakhand. Loved the taste and now I make it so often. Usually jakhya is used in tempering with cumin seeds. But I made it without jakhya.
Jakhya is the seed of the Cleome viscosa plant used for tempering on culinary dishes. It is mostly grown and consumed in Uttarakhand and in the Terai regions of India and Nepal. The seeds are dark brown in color, and crackles on being heated in oil. It is used in the Garhwali and Kumaoni styles of cuisines.

If you have jakhya add 1/2 teaspoon with cumin seeds in tempering. I don’t have it so skipped. You can also make it without jakhya. I usually don’t use jakhya and the potatoes are equally delicious without it. But if you have it, use it in tempering.


Potato – 4 medium, boiled

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

Mustard oil – 2 tablespoon

Dry red chilli – 2

Cumin or jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander or dhania powder – 1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Turmeric or haldi powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Cilantro or coriander leaves to garnish


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.

2. In a bowl mix cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and 2 tablespoon water. Stir and keep aside.

3. Heat mustard oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and hing or asafoetida.

4. When the seeds starts to splutter add the water mixed spices. Stir for a few seconds.

5. Add cubed potatoes and salt. Mix well.

6. Reduce the heat. Cook on low heat till potatoes coated well with spices and becomes light brown. Keep stirring.

7. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with dal chawal, roti, paratha, puri or serve hot as a starter.


Use red chilli powder according to your taste.

Here are some more recipes from Uttarakhand cuisine from my fellow bloggers.

1. Mandua ki roti from Archana

2. Phaanu from Aruna

3. Gahat kulath ki dal from Mayuri

4. Kafuli from Jayashree

5. Udad dal ke pakode from Shobha

6. Palak ka kaapa from Renu

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