Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Mutton Curry

Hubby's special : And it was one of those days when hubby says , "Why don't you rest and i will cook today"...Blissssss...
This weekend was one such bliss when hubby wanted to eat meat and decided to cook it himself, and for me he would make egg curry ( me being an eggetarian)...So, i just relaxed with a mug of coffee watching television, and hubby was in the kitchen enjoying the cooking :) Yes, Thankfully he loves to cook...And he does make some awesome curries :)

Coming from the home of die-hard non-vegetarians, he had always seen his mother and even father cook some really awesome dishes. And the ones he remembers and tells me stories about, are when they used to cook in the farms, with the age old stove of coal and mud vessels... Ahhaaa, am sure it would have tasted heaven ! I also remember him keenly watching his mother cook whenever she's making a special dish on the menu... So i guess, half of his work was done with observation and the other half practicing cooking living alone as a bachelor all the years away from home for work !!!

What we did was, when the gravy was cooked, we removed half in another pan and added boiled eggs to it. You can even add paneer or any other vegetables to the gravy if you like. So, the gravy ingredients quantity are according to meat curry and egg curry both together.

 My Twist :  My mother has given me this roasted dry coconut that i normally add to any gravy, curry, or vegetable. It tastes yumm. You can simply grate the coconut and dry roast it on tava/pan and store it in air tight container. It comes in handy to add taste to any dish. It looks like this :

Ingredients :

Meat pieces : 250 gms
For marination - Curd : 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

For gravy : Onions : 2 large
Dry coconut powder - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Green chillies - 2
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Corriander seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 4 cloves
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 8-10
Cinamon - 1 stick
Cloves - 3-4
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green cardamom - 3
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp
Corriander leaves - 1/2 cup

Recipe :

Wash the meat pieces well and marinate them with Ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and curd. Keep refrigerated as long as you can. We kept it for 3-4 hours.

Dry roast Corriander seeds, Kasuri Methi, Black Pepper, Cinamon, Cloves, Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Green cardamom, Mustard seeds and sesame seeds in a pan. Let it cool and then grind them in a mixer to fine powder. 

Slice the onions lengthwise. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in the same pan and saute the onions and ginger and garlic till brown. Let it cool.

Grind the onions-ginger-garlic to a smooth paste along with the coconut powder.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add a pinch of Asafoetida, Bay leaf and the onion-coconut paste. Let it fry for 2 -3 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes in large pieces and make a paste along with corriander leaves and green chilli. Add this to the onion paste and mix well. Saute for a minute and now add the powder masala that we grinded, along with kashmiri red chilli powder, corriander powder and amchur powder.

Now let this cook on low flame until the masala starts to leave oil ( add water little by little if needed ). This will take around 10-15 minutes. The masala will start sticking to the sides of the vessel. This is when you know it's cooked.

Now is the time to separate the masala if you want to cook any other vegetarian dish or egg curry too. If not, add the meat pieces, salt and water ( as much as you want the gravy ). We added 2 cups for 250 gms of meat. Let it cook for 5-6 whistles.

Yummyliscious Mutton Curry is ready :)

Happy Cooking :)

Linking this recipe to Meat Lovers Month event at Recipes Passion and Haffa Bexi's Kitchen


  1. Thanks my dear Gauri for linking this beautiful looking mutton curry to my event :)


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