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Kosha Mangsho By Chef Pankaj Bhadouria

Kosha Mangsho

Kosha Mangsho is a mutton curry from Bengal. Chef Pankaj Bhadouria brings this traditional dish to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

1 Hour

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Kosha Mangsho

    • 7-8 garlic cloves

    • 2 green chillies

    • ¼ cup curd

    • salt to taste

    • 500 gms mutton

    • ½ cup mustard oil

    • ½ cinnamon stick

    • 2 bay leaves

    • 2 black cardamoms

    • 8-9 green cardamoms

    • 5-6 cloves

    • 2 sliced onions

    • salt to taste

    • 1 tsp sugar

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • 1 tsp Bengali garam masala

    • 1 tsp coriander powder

    • 1 tbsp ginger paste

    • 2 green chillies

    • 2 cups curd

    • 2 tbsp ghee

    • freshly chopped coriander

    • ginger juliennes for garnish


  1. 1

    Grind cloves of garlic, onion, green chillies, curd, and salt into a smooth paste.
  2. 2

    Marinate the mutton with the curd mixture and keep it aside.
  3. 3

    Heat mustard oil in a pot until it starts to smoke. Switch the flame off and cool it slightly. Add black cardamoms, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  4. 4

    Switch on the flame and add 10 green cardamoms, cloves, sliced onions, a pinch of sugar and saute.
  5. 5

    Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, Bengali garam masala, coriander powder, water and saute. Once the masala is cooked add ginger paste.
  6. 6

    Add marinated mutton and slit green chillies. Fry mutton on high flame. Add curd and mix well. Let the mutton cook for an hour.
  7. 7

    Heat ghee in a tadka pan and pour it in the Kosha Mangsho.
  8. 8

    Add chopped coriander and garnish with some ginger juliennes.

Kosha Mangsho is a Bengali mutton curry in which the mutton is cooked on a slow flame for hours on end. The pieces of meat are mixed with curd, turmeric, chilli, cumin, coriander powder and salt and kept overnight to soften. A bevvy of spices is added to the curry, which makes it flavourful and aromatic.

If you like to eat non-veg food, then you will definitely like this mouth-watering Bengali mutton gravy.

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