Hyderabadi style spicy lamb shorba is comforting and filling. This spicy lamb meat on bone shorba is nutritious, healthy and flavoursome. Lamb Shorba is best winter and rainy day delight. Give this recipe a try today!
What is Shorba?
Shorba or Chorba is commonly used word for hot soup or stew recipes. Shorba is mainly a slow cooked meat-based recipe. Traditionally this is prepared by simmering lamb or chicken (curry cut) pieces along with vegetables, spices and herbs.
What is shorba eaten with?
Shorba is generally eaten with bread. In Hyderabad, shorba is often served with sheermal (a special Hyderabadi bread), roti, phulka, rumali or any normal bread.
Hyderabadi Mutton Shorba Recipe
Delicacy of Hyderabad, Mutton Shorba is extremely flavorsome, spicy and protein-rich stew. Tender curry cut lamb meat on bone pieces are used in making this recipe.
Lamb meat on bone is marinated and then cooked on slow-fire by adding stock and herbs. This is cooked till bone of lamb turns soft and easily chewable.
Is mutton a goat or lamb?
Usually people ask me, what is mutton? Lamb meat or goat meat? To say it in simple words, lamb meat or goat meat, both are called mutton.
Lamb meat comes from young sheep. Whereas goat meat comes from fully grown goat. But in India, both lamb and goat meat are called mutton.
So, when I say lamb meat in the recipe, then it is mutton. I use the word lamb meat because, tender meat is usually used in making curries, stews and soups. For yakni, biryani and pulao I use goat meat.
Mutton Shorba Benefits
- This is one of the simple stew or you can say soup recipe.
- Mutton shorba is nourishing and soul hugging.
- Shorba is often made during rainy or winter days as it helps in strengthening the immunity.
- The cartilage is the great source of collagen, a kind of protein which helps in body building.
- The spices present in this shorba will bring warmth in the body.
Lamb Shorba or Indian Style Lamb Stew
Made in breakfast or dinner, lamb shorba is bakrid special food. You can find this in menu in almost all the houses of Telangana on the eid day or next day.
This bakra eid special recipe is everyone’s favorite recipe. I still faintly remember, my nanima (Grandma) use to cook a big pot of shorba on the next day of bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha). She used to keep a big vessel on stovetop with all the ingredients needed for lamb shorba and cook on slow fire overnight.
The aroma that lingers and the flavour of the soup is still fresh in my mind. I call this soup well balanced recipe, as it contains protein, fat, carbohydrates and other nutrients.
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Main Ingredients Needed To Make Lamb Shorba are,
The star ingredient of this lamb shorba recipe is tender pieces of lamb meat on bone. Mainly ribs and shoulder pieces are used in making this shorba. Apart from this, we need,
Ginger-Garlic Paste: Used for flavoring and to remove the smell of meat.
Garam Masala: I used powdered garam masala which is made by crushing cardamom, cinnamon and cloves in 1:1:1 ratio. My grandma and mom use whole spices in making this stew.
Black Pepper: This is one of the most important ingredient in this recipe. Used for bringing heat, spice and taste in this stew.
Green Chillies: Generally red chili powder is not used in this shorba. So, heat and spice is purely from black pepper, garam masala and green chillies.
Coriander and Mint Leaves: These herbs bring aroma and flavour in shorba.
Ghee: In the end, pure desi ghee is used for tempering (tadka) this shorba.
Stock: Vegetable or Meat stock is used in making this shorba. You can use water too.
Choice of Vegetables: You can use green peas, carrots, corn, etc; I used green peas, as they were available in my pantry.
Quick Stock Recipe:
- Take 1 cup of diced carrots, ½ cup of roughly chopped onions, handful of coriander stems and add these to 1 litre of water.
- To this add 1 tbsp. peppercorns, salt and bay leaf.
- Bring to simmer and cook until the water is reduced to about half.
- Strain, collect water and leave this to cool. You can use these boiled vegetables in any curry or in making cutlets.
- Upon cooling, store this in a clean and dry airtight freezer bottle. Stays fresh for 2-3 weeks, if refrigerated properly.
- Alternatively, you can freeze them in ice tray. Pour the stock in ice tray, place the lid and freeze it. Store the stock cubes in zip lock back in freezer. Use when needed.
- If you want to make mutton or chicken stock, then add it pieces along with carrots and onions.
- Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Strain and collect the stock. Use the cooked mutton or chicken pieces in curry or soup.
- 200 gms. Tender lamb bones
- 1 Onion, sliced
- ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 2 Green chillies, slit length-wise
- 1 tbsp. Black peppercons
- ¾ tbsp. Garam Masala
- 10 Black Peppercorns
- ½ tbsp. Garam Masala
- ½ cup fresh Coriander leaves
- ¼ cup fresh Mint leaves
- 3 cups Stock, optional
- 2 Cloves
- 2-3 tbsp. sliced Onions
- ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
How to make Quick and Easy Lamb Shorba in Pressure Cooker
- Add all the ingredients mentioned under “Ingredients” section except coriander leaves and mint leaves to pressure cooker and add 2 cup of water.
- Pressure cook for 6-8 whistles or until the lamb bones are soft (they should be so soft that you can easily chew with your teeth).
- Once the lamb bones turn soft, turn off the flame and wait till steam settles. Open the lid and add 3 cups of stock and 3 cups of water. If using only water, then add 6 cups of water.
- To this add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
- Allow it to boil, and once it starts to boil check for salt.
- Simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or till the water is reduced to ¾ consistency. Turn off the flame and set aside.
For Tempering | Tadka:
- Meanwhile in a heavy bottom cooking vessel, add oil and when it heats up add cloves and sliced onions.
- Fry till onions turn nice golden. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell of ginger-garlic disappear.
- Turn off the flame and pour this tempering over the stew.
- Cover with lid for 5 minutes (by doing so you will seal the aroma and flavours of tempering).
- Serve hot by garnishing with fried onions, minced coriander and lemon wedges.
- Add love to make this Lamb Shorba taste 'Yummy'.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
You can serve this lamb shorba | mutton shorba recipe with,
You can even serve this with steamed and mashed hot rice (gullati).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g
This warming, comfroting and soul hugging soup, is going to participate in Winter Warmer Recipe Challenge @ Sayantani’s A Homemaker’s Dairy and also going to participate in Priya’s Valentine’s Day Recipe Contest @ Priya’s Versatile Recipes.