Kashmiri Mutanjan Recipe

Kashmiri Mutanjan Recipe
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Kashmiri Mutanjan is a very popular non vegetarian recipe from the Kashmiri cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Kashmiri Mutanjan by following this easy recipe.
Kashmiri Mutanjan Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 250 g Rice
  • 500 g Lamb (cubed)
  • 2 large Onions (quartered)
  • 2 piece Cinnamon Sticks
  • 12 Cloves
  • 12 Peppercorns
  • 6-7 Cardamoms
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon (juice)
  • 1 tsp Almonds, crushed
  • ½ tsp Saffron (soaked in 1/4 tbsp milk)
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt, to taste
How to make Kashmiri Mutanjan:
  • Take a medium sized bowl and add onions, cinnamon, cloves, 8 peppercorns, 4 cardamoms, and coriander in it. Now, take a clean cotton cloth and tie all the above ingredients to make a potli. Keep it aside.
  • Now, heat a pan and put the potli prepared along with lamb, salt and enough water to cover it. Cook it till the water is reduced to half and let it cool a bit.
  • Remove the potli and squeeze out the flavor in the pan itself.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice in the same pan and cook it till it gets syrupy and glazy. Keep it aside.
  • Take another deep pan and boil rice in water with the other left spices and some salt. Cook till the rice is half done and then drain out the water.
  • Take a casserole and grease it. Now, arrange a layer of rice, then the lamb and again the layer of remaining rice.
  • Pour saffron milk over top, sprinkle crushed almonds over it, cover it tightly and let it bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Serve hot.