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White Mutton Pulao

White mutton pulao is my recipe for my twin nephews. They love the boti in it ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen


  • 3 cups Basmati rice (soaked 30 mins before use)
  • 1 kilo mutton with bone (ideal is chops)
  • 1.5 large brown onion (sliced thinly)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (smashed roughly)
  • 1 tspn ginger paste
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tspn coriander seeds
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 2 small cardamoms (lightly smashed)
  • 5 to 6 peppercorns
  • A small piece of mace and nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup oil & 2 tbspns full of ghee


  1. In a pot put mutton, 1 litre water, half of the onion, green chillies, smashed garlic, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, coriander, mace, nutmeg and cardamom and cook until mutton is 100% done. Strain the mutton and take out all the whole spices from it and keep the stock aside.
  2. In a separate thick bottomed pot, heat oil and ghee and add rest of the onions and fry until they are golden. Now add ginger and garlic paste and fry for further 1 minute.
  3. Add mutton and fry for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add 6 cups of stock and bring it to a boil. Now add soaked rice in the stock and cook until very less water remains. Cook on low heat with the lid on for 10 mins or until all the water evaporates.
  4. Take off the lid and move the rice a bit. Keep it open for sometime and the serve hot.

Tawa Keema/ Tawa Qeema

This recipe is my very own version of tawa keema. It is a very chat pata, masaledaar dish which can be made in minutes and loved by all. A very easy and rich recipe for you one dish girls party or just a casual dinner when you dont feel like cooking a time consuming dish.

Ayesha’s Kitchen


  • 4 tbspns oil
  • 500 gms chicken/ lamb/ beef keema
  • A generous pinch of meat tenderizer (only if using beef or mutton)
  • 2 tbspns fried onions (crushed)
  • 1 tbspn ginger and garlic paste (fresh)
  • 2 tomatoes blanched, peeled and chopped fine
  • 3 tbspns green chillies (chopped fine)
  • Salt to taste
  • A generous pinch of chicken salt
  • 1 tspn Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn cracked coriander seeds
  • 1 tspn crushed roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn pan roasted anardana (crushed)
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
  • A generous knob of butter
  • A pinch of methi leaves
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice


  1. Add a generous pinch of meat tenderizer to the mincemeat and mix. Keep aside for 30 minutes. If you are using chicken mince, eliminate this step.
  2. Heat oil on a tawa and fry ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Add the mince and stir fry. Break it into pieces while stir frying on medium heat. Add tomatoes and all the ingredients accept lemon juice, methi leaves, black pepper and butter and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  3. Add butter and stir fry until the food looks cooked and the oil starts separating. Add rest of the ingredients and give a quick last stir.
  4. Serve hot with roti.

Shorba Boti

Shorba boti….. famous in Pakistani home cooking and very nutritious to eat.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen



  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 kilo mutton (leg or chops)
  • 1 tbspn ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 large tomatoes (sliced)
  • 6 – 8 green chillies
  • 1 cup coriander chopped
  • Water as required


  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn fenugreek leaves
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 big cardamom
  • 1 green cardamom


  • In a pressure cooker, add mutton, 3 green chillies, ginger and garlic paste, onion, salt, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and 2 cups of water and cook until the meat is 80% done.
  • Remove the lid carefully and cook on high heat to evaporate the moisture. Add oil and fry the meat and add tomatoes and other spices except garam masala and fenugreek leaves.
  • Boil 4 cups of water.
  • Add a splash of boiled water whenever needed and stir fry until the masala is cooked. Add rest of the green chillies and mix and add rest of the boiling water.
  • Cook on low heat until the meat is cooked and the oil comes up to the surface. Garnish with some coriander, fenugreek leaves and garam masala and serve hot.

Mutton Yakhni Pulao

There are many ways of making Mutton Pulao but this is my very own recipe and whenever i make it everyone loves it. The tender pieces of mutton and aromatic basmati rice cooked in mutton stock and spices gives a very mild and royal taste to this dish.

Pilav or Pulao is originally the feed of Mughal emperors so it has to be royal. My trick of making the perfect rice is adding 1 cup less stock than required, this keeps the rice in shape and dont overcook them. The meat is cooked 90% in yakhni and 10% in the process of making pulao. This prevents the meat from getting mixed in the pulao.  If you have chosen the best kind of meat (20% fat and 80% lean), the best of Basmati rice and spices, and cooked everything to perfection, and added everything at the right time, then there is nothing better than this. ❤

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen



  • 2 kilo mutton (goat meat with bone) (cut into curry pieces) (leg or chop)
  • 1 large onion (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 1 whole garlic (cut into two parts)
  • 6 green chillies
  • 1 tbspn freshly crushed ginger
  • 1 tspn pepper corns
  • 1 tspn cloves
  • 4 large cardamom
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 1 large piece of cinnamon
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn coriander seeds
  • 1 tbspn fennel seeds
  • 1 piece of mace
  • 1 nutmeg (cracked)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 9 cups of water
  • Salt


  • 4 cups basmati rice soaked in water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 tbspns crushed ginger garlic
  • 2 tomatoes chopped or 3 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 2 big cardamoms
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon
  • 4 cloves


  • In a cooking pot combine all the ingredients for stock/ yakhni and cook covered. If using pressure cooker cook for 1 hr, if using normal cook pot cook for 2 hours.
  • Remove the lid carefully and check if the meat is 90 percent cooked.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan and fry onions until they are brown. Add ginger and garlic and fry further for a minute. Take out the meat pieces from the stock and add them to the onions and fry. Add all the whole spices and other spices and mix. Add yogurt or tomatoes and let it cook covered for 15 minutes. Add a splash of stock whenever needed and let it simmer.
  • When the masala is cooked add 7.5 cups of stock (strained) and bring it to a boil.
  • Add soaked rice and cook on medium high heat. When rice starts soaking yakhni and very little yakhni remains, place a griddle (tawa) under the cooking pot, cover the cooking pot and cook for 15 minutes on low heat.
  • Open the lid and gently stir the pulao and serve hot with raita and salad.

Bhuna Gosht (Mutton)

Bhuna Gosht has many variations in Pakistan but this is my very own recipe. I find it more flavorful and desi, the tempering of kashmiri chilli powder and fenugreek leaves make it more special. Try my recipe and let me know how you go with it…. I am sure your family and friends would love it.



  • 1 – 1.5 kilo mutton with ones
  • 2 medium sized onions, sliced
  • 4 – 6 green chillies
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tbspns heap full of fresh ginger and garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup oil or ghee + 2 tbspns extra
  • Some water


  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn heap full turmeric
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn garam masala powder
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn whole cloves
  • 1 tspn whole peppercorns
  • 2 cardamoms, slitted
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)


  • Green chillies
  • Fresh coriander


  • Heat oil or melt ghee in a cooking pot and fry onion until it is translucent. Add ginger, garlic, cumin, cloves and peppercorns and fry until the onion is golden brown and ginger garlic is cooked.
  • Add mutton pieces and fry until the meat changes its color.
  • Add salt and fry until the water from the meat gets dry. Add 2 cups of water and cook until the meat in tender or add one (1) cup of water and pressure cook for 30 mins after the whistle.
  • When the meat is 85% cooked and the water is dried from the pot, add rest of the spices, tomatoes and green chillies and cook for further 10 – 15 minutes on medium flame. The moisture from the tomatoes will cook the remaining 15% of the meat. Add a splash of water if needed.
  • Meanwhile in a frying pan, melt 2 tbspns of ghee or heat 3 tbspns of oil and fry cardamom, fenugreek leaves and Kashmiri chilli powder for 30 secs and add this to the cooking pot.
  • Give it a final mix and garnish with some green chillies and coriander.
  • Serve hot with roti or naan.

Namakeen Gosht Kadhai

Namakeen gosht kadhai is a famous dish of Pakistani Cuisine mostly in Home cooking. Making this dish is always a delight for me as it makes everyone happy on the dinner table. The smell and the look is so tempting that you cant stop yourself once you start eating it….

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  • 2 kilo goat or lamb curry cut meat (mix of chops, leg and shoulder meat)
  • 4 onions, large sized, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbspns ghee


  • Salt
  • 2 tbspns red chilli flakes
  • 2 tbspns cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds


  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 by 2 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • A bunch of coriander


  • Ginger juliennes
  • Green chillies thick cut
  • Fresh coriander chopped


-In a pressure cooker add 1 cup water, meat, salt and onion and cook for 45 mins on medium low heat.

-Meanwhile prepare the “Masala” for the curry.

-Crush all the ingredients given for masala in a mortar and pestle, until crushed well but not ground. Add all the spices to this mixture except black pepper and garam masala.

-Carefully remove the lid of pressure cooker and check if the meat is tender and cooked to 3/4th strength.

-In a wok or kadai heat oil and melt ghee. Add 1 tbspn of ginger garlic mixture and fry until it starts splattering. Add meat pieces and fry them for 5-7 minutes.

-Now add remaining mixture in the pressure cooker (onion and broth).

-Mix for 2 minutes and add rest of the ginger garlic mixture.

-Whip the yogurt until its creamy and add it to the meat. Mix well and cook covered, on low heat for 20 minutes or until the oil comes up. Add ginger, chillies, black pepper, garam masala and coriander and serve hot with naan or roti.


It looked like this when I made it last time 🙂