Saturday, June 14, 2008




Mutton--------------------------------2 pounds/1 kg

Onions--------------------------------1 big one

Tomatoes-----------------------------1 big one

Yogurt---------------------------------1 tbp for marinade

Ginger garlic Paste-------------------1 tsp + 1-1/2 tsp for marinade

Green chillies-------------------------2

Red chillli powder--------------------1-1/2 tsp + 1 tsp for marinade

Coriander powder--------------------1 tbp + 1 tsp for marinade


Cumin/shajeera seeds---------------1 tsp

Dry Coconut powder-----------------1-2 tsp

Turmeric------------------------------1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp for marinade

Oil------------------------------------4 tbp

salt-----------------------------------to taste


1.Marinate the cleaned mutton in 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1-1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tbp yogurt, salt and keep aside for 30 mins.

2.Some people prefer pressure cooking the marinated mutton with some water until 5-6 whistles and then cooking it over the stove-top for few more minutes until tender.this process takes around 45-60 mins. The other way is simply stove-top method(with no pressure cooking) for nearly 1-/1 to 2 hours or until tender.

3.This recipe uses the second method which gives more flavor to the curry compared to the first process. So better plan in advance before going to start it.

4.Heat oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds, cloves,cinnamon,cardommon and fry for a minute. Then add chopped onions and fry till they turn transperent.

5.Now add gingergarlic paste to the chopped onions and fry for 2-3 mins and add then add chopped tomatoes.

6..After the tomatoes turn soft add the marinated meat and enough pour water to cover the meat pieces and cook for 45-60 mins stirring in between at medium-low heat. be sure to add water too if the level is less.

7.Now add salt,red chilli powder and enough water to cover them up. and cook covered for another 30-40 mins. Now check the meat tenderness and taste it and adjust the spices accordingly else cook for few more minutes.

8. Once you feel the meat is prpoerly cooked add coriander powder,coconut powder and cook for 2-4 mins and then turn off.

9.Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve with roti/rice.

NOTE: The meat has to be cooked on medium-low flame for proper cooking. keep adding water if the level decreases.

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