Mutton rezela

Mutton rezala

Mutton rezala is a bengali dish in which mutton is cooked in yogurt based gravy.


mutton                 - 400 g
shallots paste       -1/2 cup
onion rings           -1 medium
ginger garlic paste-21/2 tsp
green chillies        -8
beaten yogurt       -1 cup
salt                        -to taste
oil                         -1 tbsp
cinnamon             -1 '
cloves                   -2
cardamom            -1

To grind:

Cashew nuts         -10
poppy seeds          -1 tsp

Preparation time:40 min
Cooking time     :40 min


  •  Marinade the mutton with shallot paste, chopped green chili ginger garlic paste,oil and salt and refrigerate it  for at least an hour.


  • Soak poppy seeds and cashew nuts in  water for 30 minutes.
  • Blend it into a  smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker  and temper with cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and red chili.


  • Add the marinated mutton and fry until the raw smell goes off.

  • Then add onion rings .


  • once onion gets cooked add beaten yogurt and ground paste.


  • Cover and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles adding adequate  water .
  • Once the pressure goes off open the cooker and check the consistency .If you need thicker just cook open for few more minutes.

  • serve with chapathi /paratha/Dosa

Serves  3

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