Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Maet'er jhal (Mutton Liver/kaleji Spicy Fry)

This is a very flavourful dish which we often make and my little one is so fond of eating it .Mutton Liver is fried with spices and cooked to tenderness.It is a pure delight for many non-vegetarians.
In Hindi Mutton liver is called Kaleji and in Bengali Maete.Here is the recipe now

Mutton Liver Spicy Fry

Mutton Liver 300-400 gms
2 -3 medium size onions
4-5 garlic pods
½ inch ginger
2 tsp of coriander powder
2-3 tsp of cumin powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
2 green chilly slit in between (adjust according to your preference for spicy food)
Salt as per taste
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of garam masala or you may add in few dalchinci,cloves and loung etc...
½ cup of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
oil for making the spicy fry approx 3-4 tbs
some potato cubes (optional)

Wash the mutton liver pieces in a little lukewarm water.
Chop all onion,ginger and garlic and coriander leaves. Do not make paste.
liver pieces with 1 tsp of turmeric powder and salt.Set aside for ½ hour.
Now heat oil in a kadai/saucepan
Add chopped ginger and garlic first, stir/fry for 1-2 mints.wait till it turns nice brown.
Then add chopped onions (you may use shallots also if purple onion is not available)
Fry at high for 3-4 mints, till onions turn a nice reddish-brown (in Bengali it will sound like-besh laal kore bhaja),at this time add cubed potatoes,fry them well to perfect brown.

Now add in all the dry spices, cumin, coriander, red pepper powder,garam masala ,salt and sugar and little bit of water. If you think you may mix in a bowl all the dry spices with little bit of water to form a uniform paste ,add this paste to the fried onions/ginger/garlic.
Stir/fry well and then add the marinated mutton liver pieces. Add in green chilly.
Cook covered for 10-15 mints at low,do not over cook otherwise it will turn out rubber like…
Now add in chopped coriander leaves and take out in serving bowl/plate.
Have it with roti/rice whichever you prefer.

One More close look

Happy Cooking Friends


  1. Wow looks awesome. The shots are tempting :)

  2. Livers taste great with lotsa spices, this is so tempting and I am drooling over the pictures...

  3. I have never tasted Liver before. Looks great with spices sticking to it! :)

  4. Tumi eker por ek fata fati ranna korcho


  5. koto din pore eta dekhchi... darun hoechey... ami aashbo? :)

  6. pooja,
    That was very fast dear :))...yeah thanks for liking the pics..

    oh! it is indeed and more the spice more good it tastes ..

    you should try making it ,i am sure your kid's will love it :))..

    :)) ...ki bolbo er por ...eyita ami 1 month agey baniye chilaam ..post korte pari ni ..abaar kalke FIL maete niye escheche ,to amaar mone porlo je ami to shudho chobi tole rekhe diyechi post hi korte bhole gechi :))....

    eye je ami wait korbo :))..nischoyi asho go ...okhane paba jaye maete ki na..
    thanks all for coming by..
    hugs and smiles

  7. I made this recently after many, many years of not eating it - it was really tasty!

  8. Sra,
    oh! yeah it sure is very tasty and yummy ..thanks for stoping by..
    hugs and smiles

  9. Jaya ... maa jokhon mangsho koshto tokhon ami cheye boshe thaktam .. maete ar ektu kosha moshla dito cooker e laganor age ... ekdom gorom gorom kheye feltam. :-)
    Tomar recipe ta daruuuun! :-)

  10. Looks really yumm and spicy, liver is something i have never tried.

  11. Sharmila,
    amaar ma o eyibhabhe ranna kore dito amader ..ekdom garam -garam :))..thanks for coming

    i guess you should try once eating it ,hope you will like it ..do you get these in your place?

    thanks for stoping by
    hugs and smiles

  12. Jaya, thanks for stopping by my blog. I really love Indian food. My husband and I go to Indian restaurants often and I only tried to make Indian food at home once or twice. I look forward to more Indian recipes in your blog. Oh, the liver really sounds good; I hope I'll try it sometime.

  13. Oh yummy! I haven't had liver in a while, this looks fabulous Jaya!

  14. dear Nihal,
    thanks for coming here ...and it's really great to know that you n your husband are Indian food lovers :))..may be you can try liver fry someday ,hope you will like it...

    dear Sig,
    you should get some of it and try making it ...these are absolutely delight for my family ..even my lil picky eater can't say no to it hehe...
    thanks for all coming by
    hugs and smiles

  15. Hi Jayshree,
    I am a big big fan of bengali cooking :) I stumbled upon ur blog by chance and I'm am loving it!!!! journey through ur blog was superb the snaps of dishes made me drool. I'll see u more often...lunch box series are just awsome.

  16. Suparna,
    hi and warm welcome ...Thanks for stoping by and yeah enjoy your stay here..
    hugs and smiles


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