There are sooooo many ways to cook mutton – you can make curries with it or just make a briyani. Here is a “gravy kind” mutton recipe that I have tried and has turned out well. Plus it has a spicy taste to it, so that’s always good 🙂 YAY! for heat…. It is also easy to put together
- Mutton: Washed (and pressure cooked, I don’t prefer boiling the meat in water at all)
- Ginger and Garlic Paste
- Green chilli
- Potatoes (optional)
- Cumin Seeds
- Garam Masala
I clean the mutton really well, until the water no longer is red (I don’t do blood). I pressure cooker it with some water, salt, a bit of tumeric. I don’t use the water after its cooked, cause its FAT :), but you can if you would like. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, marinate the washed mutton in some garam masala, garlic and ginger paste for a little while.
Cut the Onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
Heat some oil in a deep pot. add the cumin seeds, followed by the onions, green chillies, pepper corns and cloves. Cook it until the onions become transparent. Then add the tomatoes and some ginger and garlic paste. I just add a bit even if there is some in the marinade, but you can always opt out. Add a tbsp of garam masala, and let it cook really well. You might want to add some water to get a nice gravy.
Add the meat next. Add some water if you want more gravy, some more garam masala (if needed) and the required amount of salt.
– Onions: Onions tend to intensify the flavor, so add more of the onions and cook it really well before the rest of the stuff goes in.
– Potatoes: If you want to add potatoes, add it before the meat and let that cook. The potato-meat combo is ALWAYS good!
– Meat: If the meat is already pressure-cooked, then the cooking process will be quick, but if its not, the meat will take a while to cook. Make sure you have enough water in the pot for your gravy. If there is enough liquid, your curry won’t burn up on the bottom of the pot.
– Gravy Consistency: This may not be good for your health, but if you want a thick goovey mixture, add lots more oil 🙂 BAD BAD BAD!!!! And if you want more gravy, make sure you add the water in the beginning and not at the end since the flavors go unbalanced
You can serve this with rice or roti or chapathi ….