Kashmiri Harissa: This Mutton Recipe Will Keep You Warm This Winter Season


The snow-covered mountains, enchanting valleys and pristine beauty, all make Kashmir what it is rightly said ‘Paradise on Earth’. Besides its scenic landscape, Kashmir is known for its authentic and extraordinary culinary offerings. This cuisine not entirely but heavily relies on meat-based recipes. From the classic Rogan josh and mutton yakhni to mutton koftas, each and every mutton recipe in Kashmiri cuisine is nothing less than a heaven on the taste buds. Another such amazing recipe is Kashmiri harissa, one of the most popular winter dishes that define this cuisine.

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Kashmiri harissa is basically an authentic and traditional mutton curry recipe that is usually eaten during winters and best served with Kashmiri bread known as Kashmiri Tchot. The inclusion of creamy milk and rice paste along with whole spices like cardamom, cinnamon et al adds a luscious and piquant texture and taste in this recipe. Cooking this recipe might seem like a monotonous process but trust us this recipe is worth all the efforts and patience. Wondering how to make it? Read below for the recipe.

Here’s How To Make Kashmiri Harissa | Easy Kashmiri Mutton Recipe:

To prepare this recipe all you need to do is add chopped mutton in a pressure cooker along with water, salt, cardamom, garlic, fennel, cinnamon to it. Pressure cook it until 2-3 whistles or slow cook it for 45 mins. Once done, separate the bones from the meat.

Now add rice water paste into this mixture and stir fry. Then add milk into it to give it a thicker consistency. Now, put the pressure cooker back on flame and add the rice flour paste and keep stirring the mixture. Add milk and cook again until the curry thickens and becomes more fragrant. Kashmiri harissa is ready to savour!

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Ps: The key to this recipe is patience. The more you wait, the better results will appear.

This Kashmiri delicacy requires quite a few ingredients to get ready at home. Try it out and let us know how you, your friends and family liked it.