Laal maas
Alternative namesRatto Maans
Place of originIndia
Region or stateRajasthan[1]
Main ingredientsMutton, curd, hot spices (red chillies), garlic

Laal maans (Hindi: लाल माँस) or Ratto Maans (in native Rajasthani: रत्तौ मांस)[2][3](lit. "red mutton")[1] is a meat curry from Rajasthan, India. It is a mutton curry prepared in a sauce of yoghurt and hot spices such as red Mathania chillies. This dish typically is very hot and rich in garlic. The gravy may be thick or liquid and is eaten with chapatis made out of wheat (usually eaten in summers) or bajra (a millet grown in Rajasthan and eaten in the winter months).[4]

Chef Bulai Swain said that: "Traditionally, laal maans was made with wild game meat (jungli maans), such as boar or deer and chillies were used to veil the gamy odour of the meat. It was a favourite among the royalties. While the spicy flavour is remained intact now, the meat used is tender mutton."[5] It is predominantly in the mode of tamas and rajas.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Jungli Laal Maas". Archived from the original on 4 January 2011.
  2. ^ "राजस्थानी सबदकोश". Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  3. ^ Baradāī, Canda (1963). Saṅkshipta Pr̥thvirāja rāso (in Hindi). Sāhitya Bhavana.
  4. ^ Petrina Verma Sarkar. "Red Meat Curry (Laal Maas) Recipe". Food. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Relish Rajasthani delights". The Hindu. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.