What’s that one mutton curry which you think is Rajasthan’s specialty? Yes, it could be none other than Laal Maas. This traditional curry has deep red colour as its name suggests and has a very sharp flavour, thanks to Mathania red chili peppers used in it. For recipe, scroll down.
Rajasthan has given us so many gems when it comes to food. There is a plethora of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in this rich cuisine. One such traditional curry is Laal Maas. Prepared with mutton, this dish is a beautiful blend of Mathania red chili peppers, curd, onions, garlic, coriander seeds, ghee, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon and many other spices. Let us dig back to the history of this dish.
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As per some food experts, this dish which is said to be an integral part of Mewari cuisine could be traced back to 10th century. Translated to ‘red meat’, this dish was cooked in butter due to lack of water and vegetables in the desert. It might have originated like this, but now, this dish has turned into an absolute delight for meat eaters. Earlier, this was confined only within the Rajput homes especially for the Rajput hunters.
Another legend claims that this dish came into being when a Mewar king rejected the deer meat prepared with nothing but garlic and yoghurt. After trying much, the cooks raised the heat of the dish while adding a good amount of Mathania chilies into this. And this is how the dish got its name. No matter how it originated, this dish is an absolute delight. Earlier, this dish was made wild meats, but it is commonly prepared with mutton now-a-days.
So, without any delay, let us give you a quick and easy recipe of this absolutely delicious mutton curry from Rajasthan. Follow the steps below and enjoy!