Kosha Mangsho – Spicy Bengali Mutton curry

Kosha mangsho is the best accompaniment to Mishti pulao 🙂 A perfect romance between the lightly sweet rice and spicy mutton curry ❤

These two food items are a must of a Wedding or a Durga Puja menu 🙂 As i have confessed earlier, we Bongs live to eat !!! 😛 Kosha mangsho is another traditional Bengali cuisine. I remember mom cooking in a big degchi ( a large, deep and round pan) for us and the horde of family friends who used to descend on us during the puja holidays or any kind of ceIebration. 🙂

had invested in one such degchi couple of years back. Though i do not use it often, but for such a traditional food , i never take shortcuts 😀 🙂



kosha mangsho - spicy bengali mutton curry

Here’s what i did…….


For 2 -3 persons :

1/2 kilo – mutton

3 nos – medium sized onions

11/2 tsp – ginger paste

11/2 tsp – garlic paste

1 tsp – garam masala (Indian spice mix)

11/2 tsp – cumin powder

1 tsp – tumeric powder

1 tsp – chili powder

3 tbsp – curd/yogurt

1/2 tsp – coriander powder

2 nos – bay leaf

1 stick – cinnamon

2 nos – cardamom

1 /2 tsp – peppercorns ( crushed)

3 nos – cloves

1/4 tsp – cumin seeds

2 1/2 tbsp – mustard oil

salt to taste


Marinate the mutton with 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1/2 tsp garlic paste, 3 tbsp curd/ yogurt, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1/2 tsp chili powder, for 3 hours.

Meanwhile, grind the onions to paste.

Heat mustard oil in the degchi . Temper with crushed peppercorns, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seeds. Add the onion paste and fry till translucent. Now add the remaining ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2 mins. Add the rest of the condiments, except garam masala, and pour 1/4 cup of water. Once the spices are cooked and releases oil, add the marinated mutton to it. Check for salt, lower the flame.

Slow cook the meat in its own juice. Will take approx 1  1/2 hour to cook through. Sprinkle the garam masala 10 mins before taking off the fire.

kosha mangsho - spicy bengali mutton curry

Serve with Mishti pulao.

Alternatively it can also be served with chapati or roomali rotis.

Happy cooking !!! 🙂

Cheers !! 😀



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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7 Responses to Kosha Mangsho – Spicy Bengali Mutton curry

  1. Jayeeta says:

    mouthwatering 😀

  2. I really love this dish 🙂

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