Mutton Chops Curry
Updated: May 27, 2020
Hey it’s mutton curry today! It has been a very very long time since I cooked mutton at home.
Eventhough my mom cooked mutton curry for Idli during Deepavali last month but I was still craving for it. Therefore I decided to prepare my very own mutton curry at home.
I made this recipe by referring to yummytummyarthi whereby she had also referred to Chef Damodaran ‘s cook book. But as usual, I modified it to suit my preference.
Ingredients : Mutton chops – 5 block cubed (around 1/2 kg) Turmeric powder Badam Cashew Lemon juice Coriander leaves Onion sliced thinly – 1
Masala : Dry chilies – 10 to12 Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp Fennel seeds – 1 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds – 2 tsp Ginger – 4cm peeled Garlic – 10 1 tbsp curry powder (opt)
Seasoning : 1 big red onion sliced Cinnamon – 1 Cloves – 6 Star Anise – 1 Cardamom – 6 Coconut Oil
Step 1 : Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add one sliced onion and saute till it turns brownish or caramelized. Add a pinch of salt and sugar. Remove the sauteed onion sliced from pan and grind into smooth paste. Keep aside.
Step 2 : 1. Soak cashews and almond in a water for 15 minutes. 2. After 15 minutes grind the cashews and almonds into fine paste. 3. Grind all the spices under masala into fine paste by adding little water. Keep aside.
Step 3 : 1. Take a heavy bottom vessel. or better to be pressure cooker. 2. Heat up little coconut oil. Add in mutton chops salt , turmeric and grinded masala paste. 3. Close the lid and allow to cook for at least 10 whistle.
Step 4 : 1. Take the same pan which sauteed onion slices earlier. 2. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil if needed. 3. Heat up the oil then add the seasonings. 4. Add in sliced onions. Saute till turns transluscent. 5. Add in cooked mutton from the pressure cooker. 6. Boil the gravy and let it simmer for 10 minutes. 7. Add in badam -cashew paste. 8. Let it simmer for few minutes. 9. Finally add in onion paste and check the salt. 10. Simmer for another 3 minutes. 11. Finally add in half tablespoon lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 12. Turn off heat.
Serve hot with rice, rotis as per your wish. Its truly out of the world. Throughout the recipe I used coconut oil because I believe coconut oil has its very own taste and its actually healthy too. If you prefer to use coconut milk instead of badam and cashew, go ahead.I wont be angry. 🙂