How to make Mansaf - A traditional Jordanian dish of mutton cooked with almonds and served with roomali roti and pulao.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Mutton On The Bone, Hung Yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Jordanian

Course : Main Course Mutton

Mansaf Recipe Card


Lamb or mutton is something that features in all meat eating cuisines of the world and fits perfectly into each one of them. The high fat content of this red meat does give it some bad press but the fact that when cooked correctly lamb can be the most divine meat ever does make up for it.

For more recipes related to Mansaf checkout Mutton Curry, Kolhapuri Sukha Mutton, Mutton Mirch Korma. You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Pudina Gosht, Anjeer Gosht, Mutton Razala, Mixed Grill Sizzler.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mansaf Recipe

  • Mutton On The Bone cut into 1½ inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Hung Yogurt 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds blanched and peeled 1/4 cup

  • Pinenuts 1/4 cup

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Hung yogurt 5 tablespoons + 1/2 cup

  • Cornstarch 3 teaspoons

  • All spice powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Roomali roti for serving

  • Pulao for serving


Step 1

Heat 8-9 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add mutton pieces, bay leaf and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil.

Step 2

Heat ¼ cup ghee in a non-stick pan, add almonds and sauté till lightly brown. Add pinenuts and sauté further for a minute. Strain the ghee and place the nuts in a bowl.

Step 3

Heat the strained ghee in the same non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till translucent, add ladleful of stock from the mutton pan.

Step 4

Switch off the heat under the pan with mutton and strain the stock.

Step 5

Add mutton pieces to the pan with ghee and mix well.

Step 6

Mix 5 tbsps hung yogurt with salt and 1 tsp cornstarch in a bowl. Add 4 ladleful of mutton stock and whisk well.

Step 7

Add ¼ tsp all spice powder, black pepper powder and yogurt mixture to the mutton and mix well. Cook till the mutton becomes soft.

Step 8

Take ½ cup hung yogurt in a bowl, add remaining cornstarch, salt, remaining all spice powder and 2 ladleful of mutton stock and whisk well.

Step 9

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in another deep non-stick pan, add cinnamon, yogurt-allspice mixture and mix well. Add 2-3 ladleful of mutton stock and mix well. Add pepper powder and mix well. Add remaining mutton stock and cook till the mixture thickens. Transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 10

Place roomali roti on a serving platter, pour the mutton gravy on top, place pulao in the center, top with cooked mutton pieces and sprinkle the fried nuts. Serve hot with the cooked yogurt-all spice mixture.