Hyderabadi Marag

Hyderabadi Marag
'Marag' is a rich, creamy soup that consists of 'gosht' (goat pieces). It is full of aromatic spices and the addition of cashew-nuts and 'malai' (cream) make it so rich and sumptuous ! This soup is usually served at Hyderabadi weddings and is considered as a speciality dish.

Ingredients :
1 pound goat / mutton - small to medium sized pcs
1 medium sized onion - finely sliced
2 tsp Ginger / garlic paste
Half tsp turmeric powder
Half tsp Garam masala powder
Half tsp black pepper powder
5-6 cashew-nuts roasted and ground to a powder
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cardamoms
1 clove
2 bay leaves
5-6 peppercorns
4-5 green chillies ground to a paste
4 tbsp Thick cream / Half a cup low fat milk (if you want a low fat dish)
A handful of finely chopped cilantro and mint leaves
Salt to taste

Method :
In a pressure cooker on medium heat , pour about half a cup of oil and start frying the onions. Add the cinnamon stick, cardamoms, clove, bay leaves, peppercorns and fry well until the onions turn pinkish in color. As soon as you notice the onions change their color add the meat, ginger garlic paste and turmeric and fry for about 5 minutes. Now add the cashew-nuts powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, green chillies, cream and salt. Pour about 2 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook at high heat until the first whistle and then reduce to low heat and cook for another 15 minutes so that the meat becomes tender and juicy ! After 15 minutes , remove from heat and let the pressure completely dissipate. Now uncover the cooker and cook on low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, add the cilantro and mint leaves.

Garnish it with crispy fried onions and serve it with hot parathas or naans :)


  1. Assalamu alaikkum Aisha,

    came across ur blog.....lovely collection of recipes u have.....this Marag is new to me...would love to try it !

  2. Dear I tried it 2-4 times and it comes out so delicious..... good job!

  3. I tried it 2-4 times and it came out sooooooo delicious...... good job!


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