Spice Up Christmas Pakistani Style

Florina Silvio shares her Mutton Curry recipe with us

Popular at Christmas time in Pakistan is some sort of red meat curry, lamb, goat or mutton. Served with fresh naan bread or rice.


750g mutton piece

2 large onions

3tbsp oil

3 cloves garlic crushed

2tsp ginger paste

1 green chilli (optional)

1 large juicy tomato

1 cup plain yoghurt

1tsp salt

½ tsp turmeric

1tsp paprika

1tsp ground coriander

1tsp ground cumin



1.In a heavy based pot, sauté onions in oil till translucent.

2.Add mutton, mix well, add garlic and ginger. Fry a bit on medium heat for 2-3minutes.

3.Add salt and turmeric and continue cooking on medium heat for further 2-3minutes.

4.Add paprika, cumin and coriander. Lower the heat and cook till spices get aromatic .

5.Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn into puree.

6.Then add chopped chilli (seeds removed) and a cup of yoghurt.

7.Cover with lid, keep stirring constantly till oil separates from sauce and meat is cooked through.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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