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14 Lip-Smacking Mutton Dishes In India No Non-Vegetarian Can Ever Live Without!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 14 mutton dishes from India that will make you drool instantly. Every food enthusiast must taste them at least once.

14 Lip-Smacking Mutton Dishes In India No Non-Vegetarian Can Ever Live Without!:

  1. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  4. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  5. Rajasthan
  6. Punjab
  7. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  8. West Bengal
  9. Goa
  10. Kerala
  11. Chettinad (Tamil Nadu)
  12. Coorg (Karnataka)

Day 1. Galouti Kebab, Lucknow

Galouti Kebab, Lucknowsource: media.tumblr.com

This traditional Awadhi recipe is a popular dish in Lucknow. The word 'Galouti' or ‘Galawati’ means ‘ melt in the mouth’. It is said that Galawati Kabab was specially prepared for the aging Asaf-ud-daulah, who had weak teeth but he was a meat lover. This recipe is made up of minced mutton meat and does not require chewing.

HolidayIQ Traveller Hohtasar Hussain explains, “The street food was just mind teaser especially Kebabs, "Tunde ke Kebabs" and Motiya Biryani I visited many places such as Bada Imambara and Chota Imambara, very peaceful place i must say. The people here are very polite and courteous. The food just gives you goosebumps and give you are craving to have more and more. Highly recommended for a foodie and a all-in-one destination lover.”

Day 2. Khatta Meat, Jammu

Khatta Meat, Jammusource: jammulinksnews.com

Khatta Meat is a dogra speciality from Jammu. Don't forget to try Khatta Meat when here. This is a tasty dish where mutton is cooked with pomegranate or lime juice, giving the meat a sour, tangy taste. The most interesting part of the recipe is the flavour of burning charcoal, soaked in mustard oil, that combines with the meat to give it an exotic taste.

HolidayIQ Traveller Farhan says, "I had a great time having the wazwan which was delicious and tasty. The people here were helpful. It really was great to be there."

Day 3. Parsi Mutton Cutlets

Parsi Mutton Cutletssource: spiceroverindia.files.wordpress.com

The golden and crispy mutton cutlets are a famous parsi dish. The dish is made out of minced mutton mince, potatoes, herbs and spices.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajashree Das shares, “There are quiet a few parsi restaurants in Mumbai. When in Mumbai do not forget to try one of these. Berry pulao, patra-ni-machhi, Bombay, caramel custard and a fresh lime soda sweet, to beat the Bombay heat are some dishes that you should try in these cafes.”

Day 4. Hyderabadi Lal Gosht

Hyderabadi Lal Goshtsource: nagpurtoday.in

This dish is a bliss for all mutton lovers! Hyderabadi lal gosht is a special mutton recipe from Hyderabad. This spicy mutton curry is prepared with some very unique ingredients. The taste and flavour of this delectable mutton recipe depends on the yogurt and the aromatic mix of spices which make this dish simply hard to resist.

HolidayIQ Traveller Prayank Jain shares, “If you are fond of non-veg food, you must try keema, paaya or roasted chicken.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller GV, “For traditional Hyderabadi Breakfast including soup of lamb legs (called as 'paaya') with bread (called as Tandoori Roti)."


Day 5. Rajasthani Laal Maas

Rajasthani Laal Maassource: pearlpalaceheritage.com

Dig into this fiery mutton curry from Rajasthan. Best served with bajra rotis, this dish with plain rice won't disappoint you.

HolidayIQ Traveller Laloo says, “Rajasthani lal maas that we had was incredible.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Navneeth, “If you are a non-vegetarian make sure to try their local cuisine Laal Maas (Mutton curry).”

Day 6. Dhabe Da Keema, Punjab

Dhabe Da Keema, Punjabsource: jcisnowjs.files.wordpress.com

This is an authentic dish from the highways of India. Dhabe Da Keema is prepared in pure desi ghee with minced mutton, cooked in Indian spices with capsicum, tomato, sugar, lemon juice and milk. This dish is often served with pav for that extra rustic touch.

HolidayIQ Traveller Bhavna says, "The best way to reach Shimla from Delhi is by road, a journey of about 7 hours by car. Several rest stops, dhabas and restaurants such as Haldirams, Shree Makhan Bhog Restaurant, Zhilmil Dhaba, Punjabi Dhaba and Mayur Dhaba are present on the route."

Day 7. Rogan Josh, Kashmir

Rogan Josh, Kashmirsource: ndtvimg.com

Originally a Persian dish, popularised in India by the Mughals who in turn frequented Kashmir during the summers, Rogan Josh got embedded into the traditional Kashmiri cuisine. Usually cooked at a high flame, this one is sure ti tickle your taste buds.

HolidayIQ Traveller Atul Sharma says, “Kesar of Kashmir is the best buy. Unique Kashmiri food will test the capacity of your stomach.”

Day 8. Bengali’s Favourite Kosha Mangsho

Bengali’s Favourite Kosha Mangshosource: indianfoodfreak.com

This fiery mutton dish from Bengal never fails to impress anyone. Chunks of goat meat and potatoes are cooked in an onion-ginger-garlic gravy with generous amount of tomatoes, yogurt and mustard oil.

HolidayIQ.com Traveller Deeptendu from Kolkata, "Local 'dhabas' at Murshidabad serve tasty local cusine like rice along with fish, mutton and chicken curry."


Day 9. Mutton Xacuti, Goa

Mutton Xacuti, Goasource: goanwiki.files.wordpress.com

This dish is made with fresh goat meat and consists the flavor of coconut milk, curd and rich spices.  Xacuti is a classic Goan dish that is not for the faint of heart. Fiery and loaded with flavour, it's absolutely delicious!

HolidayIQ Traveller Sushil Chopade says, “Goa is the best destination. Goa has some of the best mouth watering fish curries.  Ross Omelette, xacuti are a few dishes one must try.”

Day 10. Kerala Mutton Curry

Kerala Mutton Currysource: blogspot.com

Kerala mutton curry is a special aromatic dish that goes well with rice and chapattis. The mutton pieces are cooked in a blended mixture of roasted red chillies and other ingredients.

“The colorful fishes, turtles, squids and jellyfishes won't let you get bored. The view is relaxing, even on a hot summer afternoon,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Sushma Biswas.

Day 11. Chettinad Mutton Varuval

Chettinad Mutton Varuvalsource: staticflickr.com

Chettinad cuisine is widely known for its spice indulgence in any curry. Mutton pieces are marinated in a spicy mixture before cooking.

HolidayIQ Traveller Harihara says, “The best part was the food it’s very tasty and be it the breads or the humble Dhal, the taste was authentic and homely. They strive to make the foodie's experience good. Their Biryanis were tasty and spiced just right not taking away the aroma and the blending it for the right taste. The meat succulent and easy on the jaws and the Chettinad was very well balanced. The pepper and masala just well married to the chicken giving it a very wholesome spicy taste. The Urulai roast did justice to the little roasted potatoes, sinfully good never thought that term fitted a potato.”

Day 12. Yarchi Nad Kanne, Coorg

Yarchi Nad Kanne, Coorgsource: ndtv.com

Coorg is famous for its mutton curry. The curry  here is made with bones with a slim layer of meat. The mutton curry has the flavour all the aromatic home grown spices. Being a hilly area, the spices in most Coorgi recipes are fresh and play a vital role. Yarchi Nad Kanne too makes it spiced with fresh pepper. An innovative twist is added to this Indian recipe for mutton curry. Yarchi Nad Kanne is cooked like a broth of bones instead of a meat curry.


Day 13. Boti Kabab, Hyderabad

Boti Kabab, Hyderabadsource: ksmartstatic.sify.com

Mutton Boti Kebab is a delicious Hyderabadi recipe served as a starter. Intensely marinated mutton pieces are either baked or grilled on a barbeque with garden-fresh herbs. Drool!

HolidayIQ Traveller Biswadeep shares, “Try the boti kababs and sheekh kababs at Bade Miyan Kababs. Patthar ke gosh inside half parathas with some onions is also a must-taste.”

Day 14. Hyderabadi Mutton Pasinde

Hyderabadi Mutton Pasindesource: news.yahoo.com

This meat recipe from Hyderabad will instantly drool you. Mutton is marinated in ginger-garlic paste, yogurt and other spices after which it is  pressure cooked. Try the dish with  hot tandoori rotis.

HolidayIQ Traveller  Sonu Ds shreas, “Especially when it comes to food you can get all varieties in the best price. You can get north Indian and south Indian food alike. Hyderabad is a city which mix up both north and south Indian culture.”

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