Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Mutton Curry | Mutton Gravy | Mutton Masala

Mutton Curry

Mutton curry/mutton gravy/mutton masala is one of the most delicious and popular nonvegetarian dish relished by mutton lovers in India. Wherein mutton or goat meat is cooked in a flavored thick gravy. Being born and brought up in Odisha, no special occasion is complete without this curry on the platter. For them, mutton curry to a nonveg platter is a delight. Mutton is a slightly tough meat. A delicious mutton curry needs time, love and patience to cook. Slow cooking over a low flame is the key for a succulent, tender, juicy mutton curry. The making of the masala/gravy is the crucial step. The masala has to be cooked well, before adding the mutton pieces. Serve this curry as a side dish with some piping hot rice, roti, naan or paratha and do let me know your thoughts and experiences.  

For marination

  • 500 grams mutton with bone
  • 2 tablespoons curd

For garam masala 

  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (approx 3 inches long)
  • 1 mace/javitri petal
  • 1/6 teaspoon grated nutmeg/jaiphal

 For preparing the masala

  • 4 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/6 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 finely chopped onions, medium size
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 1.5-inch ginger
  • 1 finely chopped tomato, medium size
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly homemade garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili, sliced
  • 1 cup warm water

Other ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly made garam masala


INSTRUCTIONS:



Mutton Curry


 Marination

  • Combine mutton and curd together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and leave it for 45 minutes.

Making the Garam masala powder

  • In the meanwhile heat a pan. And dry roast all the ingredients written under garam masala for a minute over medium flame or until you get a nice aroma. 
  • Once done Transfer them to a mortar and pestle. Grind them to make a powder and set aside.

Making of the curry

  • Heat a pan. Once oil heats up add sugar. It will give a nice color to the curry. 
  • When the sugar starts caramelizing add bay leaf and finely chopped onion. 
  • Saute over medium flame 10-12 minutes or until onions turn almost red. This step is crucial.
  • Now add turmeric powder and red chili powder. Mix well.
  • Immediately add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until the raw smell goes. Sprinkle some water if needed.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and green chili, followed by salt. Saute until tomatoes turn mushy and oil separates.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi and garam masala powder. Saute for 1 minute more.
  • Now add marinated mutton pieces. Cook over a high flame for 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously.
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  • Then lower the flame. Cover and cook until the mutton almost cooked and oil starts separating from the masala. Stir in between.
  • At this point add a cup of warm water and cook uncovered. Once the curry reaches to its right thickness, turn off the flame.
  • Immediately add pre-made garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well  Cover the lid and leave it there for 5 minutes.
  • Now the succulent, tender mutton curry is ready to serve. Serve hot with some piping hot rice.

RECIPE NOTE:

  • The meat I have used here is with fat. If you want this less oily, either discard the fat or use 3 tablespoons oil instead. 
  • Adjust the chili as per your requirement. If you want it less spicy, you can use Kashmiri red chili powder instead. 



Mutton curry


Happy Cooking!

27 comments:

  1. Looks so delicious and flaourful! love to have this with naan...yummm!

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  2. Mutton curry looks super delicious.. perfectly bhuna hua colour looks so inviting.

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  3. look so so delicious !!! One of my fav dish and particularly I love to mop up the plate full of this dish prepared by Maa ;)

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  4. Looks so delicious, I think it tastes good with jeera rice too.

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    1. Yeah Jayashree it goes perfect with jeera rice or any flavoured rice. Thank you☺

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  5. Reminds me of a special Sunday when the kitchen is filled with aroma of spices..Looks super tempting and delicious!!

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  6. Glad you liked this. Thank you so much😊

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  7. Perfect gravy. It looks so good. With those spices, the house must have filled with that gravy aroma. After seeing your post, I really miss my mom food now. This month we (some part of Tamilians) don't eat non veg. I am really missing :(

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    1. Indeed, it was. Love to know about you and Tamilians tradition Malini. Thank you so much😊

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  8. Oh my god this is such a killer gravy just want the whole bowl and some Tandoori rotis to dig in, this is sheer soulfood for sure, loved the recipe.

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  9. Mutton curry looks absolutely delicious. Homemade garam masala powder would have elevated the taste pretty well.

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    1. True, homemade garam masala powder works just like a magic in elevating the aroma and taste both. Thanks so much😊

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  10. I can have whole bowl of the mutton curry. It looks so so delicious.

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    1. I would love to share with you Pavani😊 Thank you so much !!

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  11. Pass the curry I will get the pav!! Looks yum.

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  12. The curry looks so delicious and super tempting ! Drooling over that bowl..would love pairing it with hot phulkas.

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  13. yummy treat for mutton lovers. such a perfect droolicious click, will go well with some naan or some rice or even breads

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  14. It will be very difficult for a non veg lover to control himself from drooling after looking at the pic of this mutton curry

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  15. With all of these whole spices and aromatic masala given this curry a special taste and flavours, beautiful colour too.

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  16. Perfect side dish for the cold weather. Lots of flavour and texture going on and its presented well. :) That must have been one hearty meal.

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  17. 2 spoons of flavour
    Wow, looks like a perfect recipe for non-veg lovers. I will definitely share this recipe with my my friends and cousins. Though I'm a vegetarian but I have to say that this mutton curry absolutely looks tempting and irresistible.

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    1. I am Glad you liked this recipe. Thank you so much😊

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