Kaleji Masala or Mutton Liver Masala is a semi dry preparation of mutton liver that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, with Rotis or Kerala Parotta and even plain white rice. Here is how to make it.
Weekends are for Mutton or Chicken curries at home!
With weekdays being super busy and hectic, I tend to cook meals which are easy and takes me less time, but weekends we do make elaborate meals together and enjoy it either for our Brunch or Dinner.
When it comes to Mutton and Chicken curries, there is one specific curry which is a favorite at home, it is this Kaleji Masala.
Made from the liver of Chicken or Mutton, it has unique flavors and tastes just delicious when cooked in a spicy gravy.
So whenever we buy Chicken or Mutton, we make sure to make him add extra kaleji so that we can make this delectable curry.
I learned this recipe from my mother, who used to make this at least once a month, and I including my sister used to love this dish.
So whenever I make this dish at home, it takes me back to my childhood memories.
My mother still makes it whenever we visit home, and we love to relish it with hot Laccha Parathas.
Here are some more Chicken and Mutton recipes that you can make for your weekend meals – Coriander Chicken Curry, Mutton Kulambu, Chicken Angara, Railway Mutton Curry, Mutton Korma, Malabar Chicken Curry, Bhuna Gosht, Kadai Chicken and Achari Chicken.
What is Kaleji?
Kaleji is the liver of Mutton or Chicken. It is a common preparation in India and can be made as masala or fry.
Here, I have used Mutton Kaleji, but you can instead use Chicken Kaleji too.
What is Kaleji Masala?
Spicy, scrumptious, and a great coming together of most of the common Indian spices, Kaleji Masala is a common semi-dry preparation that is made with ingredients such as whole spices, onion, garlic, green chillies, curd, spice powders, tomatoes, and fresh coriander.
The mutton liver is considered to be very healthy meat and is often eaten for nutrition, to recover from sickness and in places where the temperature is very low, for maintenance of body heat.
Although many may not be used to the taste of kaleji, the authentic masalas used in the preparation will ensure it is something that will be prepared for a get together of the family.
Another common preparation that uses Mutton Liver is Keema Kaleji which is a spicy curry made using minced lamb mutton and Mutton Liver.
How to make it with chicken kaleji?
To make chicken liver instead of goat liver, keep the process mentioned below the same except reduce the cooking time for Chicken Kaleji.
It is much softer and takes very little time to cook as compared to the mutton liver.
You can also serve it with plain Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.
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Step By Step Recipe
Heat ghee and oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add tej patta, black peppercorns, cinnamon, and black cardamom and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and fry until onion is pinkish in color.
Now add ginger and garlic and fry until onion turns golden brown.
Add green chilli and tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and cumin powder and fry for a minute.
Now add little water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add kaleji and salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Now add yogurt and cook for another 6-7 minutes.
Add garam masala powder, salt, and fresh coriander and cook for a minute. Serve hot with Naan or Phulke.
Kaleji Masala Recipe
- 500 g Mutton Kaleji
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 2 Tej patta
- 5-6 Black peppercorns
- 1 inch stick Cinnamon
- 2 Black cardamom
- 1 cup Onions (Finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
- 1 tsp Garlic (Grated)
- 2 Green chillies (Chopped)
- 1 cup Tomatoes (Chopped)
- 2 tsp Coriander powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- Salt (To taste)
- 1 cup Yogurt
- 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
- 2 tbsp Fresh coriander (Chopped)
- Heat ghee and oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add tej patta, black peppercorns, cinnamon and black cardamom and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion and fry until onion is pinkish in color.
- Add ginger and garlic and fry until onion turns golden brown.
- Now add green chilli and tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder and fry for a minute.
- Add little water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Now add kaleji and salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add yogurt and cook for another 6-7 minutes.
- Add garam masala powder, salt and fresh coriander and cook for a minute.
- Serve hot with Naan or Phulke.