Kolhapuri Tambda Rassa | Maharashtrian Goat Meat Curry | Mutton Rassa Recipe

This recipe was sitting in my drafts since long time. I didn’t post it because I wanted to post ‘Kanda lasoon masala’ recipe first, as this is the key ingredient for making bright red (tambda in marathi) mutton curry. If you haven’t checked out yet, here is the link – Kanda Lasun masala Recipe


tambda rassa recipe

  • Goat meat – 500gm
  • Onions – 2
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
kolhapuri tambda rassa recipe kanda lasoon masala

To make a coarse paste

  • Dry shredded coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Cloves of garlic – 6
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Some fresh coriander leaves


How to make ‘Kolhapuri tambda rassa’?

mutton rassa recipe marathi

  •  In pressure cooker, heat 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Add ½ of chopped onion, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Sauté onion till translucent.
  • Add meat pieces and mix well. Cook until they change their colour a bit. It may take 5 minutes. Keep stirring in between.
  • Now add around 4 cups of water and put the lid on. Cook until 6-7 whistles as goat meat takes a long time to cook.
  • Meanwhile mutton is cooking, make the masala paste.
masala vatan for mutton rassa
  • Dry roast coconut and sesame seeds until they turn light brown. Dry roast cumin seeds also until you smell nice aroma coming out.
maharashtrian masala for mutton rassa or tambda rassa
  • Ground roasted coconut, cumin seeds and sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle. You may use mixer to make paste. Then add ginger, garlic, and chopped fresh coriander. Grind them to a coarse paste. Keep it aside.
mutton rassa recipe
  • In a big vessel, add 3 tbsp of oil. Once heated, add remaining 1 and ½ chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
tambda rassa recipe in marathi
  • Then add ‘kanda lasun masala’ and ground paste.
kolhapuri tambda rassa recipe step by step
  • Reduce the heat and cook until oil starts to separate from masala. It may take around 3-4 minutes.
tambda rassa recipe maharashtrian
  • Now add cooked mutton along with water (mutton stock) in it. Stir and increase the heat. Bring it to boil.
  • Consistency of rassa is always thin, so you can add more water at this point if required. I prefer my curry to be bit thick. Hence I didn’t add more water. As we have already added salt while cooking meat, be careful while adding salt.
  • Once the curry comes to boil, reduce the heat to low and allow curry to simmer for 20-25 minutes. This way oil (kat) floats on top.
kolhapuri tambda rassa recipe or Maharashtrian got meat curry
  • Switch off the heat and serve hot with ‘bhakari’ (Jowar roti). It tastes heavenly delicious on second day when it gets stale.

Traditionally, ‘kolhapuri mutton tat (thali)’ contains ‘tambda rassa’, ‘pandhra rassa’, ‘sukha mutton’, ‘bhakari’ or ‘chapati’ , plain rice along with onion and tomato salad.

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  • pooja shinde

    My husband love this dis very much…I will surely try this;-)

    • PoonamB

      Hi Pooja, Thank you for dropping by. Try and let me know how you like it :)