A classic mutton recipe from my home cuisine – the restaurant style Bengali mutton kosha is a permanent menu in any Bengali restaurant and a celebratory dish in any Bengali household!
Coming from a Bengali family, I have some personal favorite delicacies which has etched ever-lasting impression on my mind and I am sure I would never get over them! This restaurant style Bengali mutton kosha is one such recipe! A very rich and spicy semi-dry mutton curry, this Bengali mutton kosha is flavored with all the aromatic whole spices you can think of and the result is mind-blowing! This is a classic recipe which is sure to impress your family as well as guests; hence it really is worth the effort! This Bengali mutton kosha is little time consuming, I agree, but it doesn’t require much technical skill. Ample amount of patience can guarantee you a super-tasty mutton kosha without fail, only condition being that the mutton you are using must be fresh and of excellent quality.
I prefer to cook my mutton kosha covered in a heavy bottomed pot on medium-low heat so that it cooks slowly as opposed to quick pressure cooking. Slow cooking ensures that the spices penetrate the meat more evenly and gives the meat a succulent, fall-off-the-bone texture which I find trickier to achieve while pressure cooking. You can use a pressure cooker if you are short on time and confident with the time adjustment; for me the heavy-duty pot is the go-to vessel for cooking my favorite mutton kosha! That’s entirely my personal preference and not a mandatory step for cooking up this incredible Bengali delicacy in your own kitchen.