Laal Maas Recipe

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Laal Maas also known as Laal Maans is a popular Rajasthani royal dish which is Tender mutton cooked in a yogurt sauce made with a paste from mathania red chilies, onions, ginger and garlic. In this recipe, i have shown how to prepare this curry using a pressure cooker to save the time. Mathania red chilies are similar to Kashmiri chilis but they are more vibrant in color and spicier than Kashmiri chilies. However the spiciness can be controlled by removing the seeds before making the paste as shown in the video.

Laal Maas Recipe



  • 500gm Mutton
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Heaped Ginger Garlic paste(12 Garlic cloves, 1/2 inch ginger)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vinegar/Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup |ย 125 gย Curdย 
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder


  • 10 Mathania Red Chilis Soak in hot water for 30mins


  • 3 Tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 Black cardamom, 10 peppercorns, 4 Green Cardamom, 4 Cloves
  • 1 Bay leafย 
  • 2 medium sized | 170gms Onions sliced
  • Marinated Mutton
  • Mathania Chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp Gheeย 
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 5 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves, chopped


  • Marinate the Mutton with Yogurt and spices. Keep it airtight refrigerated either overnight or atleast 30 mins at room remperature.
  • Make a chili paste by soaking Mathania Red Chilis in hot water for atleast 30 mins or one hour. They are easily available in Amazon and Kashmiri chilies can be used instead if you are still unable to get them.
  • Saute whole spices in mustard oil in a pressure cooker. Let them sizzle for a few seconds. Add sliced onions and saute till golden brown. Add the marinated mutton and fry on High Heat for 5-10 Mins. Add ghee. Mathania Chili paste. Saute for 5-10 Mins on low heat.
  • Add a Cup of Hot water and pressure cook on medium heat for 5-6 Whistles or till fork tender.
  • Add some more hot water, few crushed garlic and garam masala. Cook on low flame for 5-10 Mins. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



Choose bone in mutton pieces for this curry for better flavor.
Marinating the meat ahead makes it more tender and juicier, also helps in tenderizing the meat.
If Mathania Chilies are not available though they are easily available online, i ordered from Amazon India,ย  the link is You can use Kashmiri chilies instead.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bihari mutton curry, laal maas, mutton recipes, rajasthani laal maas, spicy mutton curry

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