Mangshor Jhol Recipe

Mutton Cooked in light gravy. An all time favorite in East India.
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Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 40 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Lamb/Goat meat2 Pound
 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm)
 Ginger1 1⁄2 Inch
 Onion2 Medium
 Dried red chili pepper To Taste
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Inch
 Mace1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Coriander powder1 Teaspoon
 Cumin powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Potato2 Large
 Cooking oil5 Tablespoon
 Ghee1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Cilantro1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Turmeric powder1 Teaspoon
 Sugar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf2
 Red chili powder1 Teaspoon


1. Marinate the Meat first:

2. For the masala paste: Grind from Garlic to Peppercorns in a mixer. Add 4 tbsp water also use only half onion for the paste. Now extract the juices from the paste.

3. Cut the meat into small cube like pieces of 1 inch by 1 inch. Wash it properly.

4. Add the half cup yogurt, masala paste juice from 2, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Mix it properly with the meat and let it marinate for an hour. (the more the better)

5. Peel and cut the potato into large pieces of like 1 inch by 1 inch and keep it aside.

6. Heat the oil, add the bay leaves, sugar and fry for 1 min. Add the sliced onions, and fry till light brown.

7. Add the marinated meat and bring it to full boil. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to medium heat. Cover the pan and let it fry for 20 min.

8. Check to see if the potato is boiled properly. Remove the potatoes once boiled, and keep it aside.

9. Cover the pan and fry it till oil starts coming out. (Remember not to be hasty and keep on stirring frequently till oil has come out completely)

10. Next add the water and bring it to boil on full heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and let it simmer for 20 min. (till the meat has become tender)

11. Add the potatoes and let it simmer for another 10 min. Remove from heat and add the ghee. Garnish it with finely chopped cilantro. Serve hot with plain white rice.