The surprising part of this mutton recipe is that not a drop of water is used during the cooking process. The magic taste in the dish flares up from slow cooking and the perfect blend of the spices.
Time: 40 minutes
- 300 g mutton, cleaned, chopped and fat removed
- 4 -5 tablespoons oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup coriander leaves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garam masala
- 4 -5 green chilies, whole
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 inches cinnamon sticks
- 2 cardamom
- 3 cloves
- 3 garlic, mashed
- 1⁄2 inch ginger, mashed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 large potato, deskinned & cubed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 cup water
- 1 hard-boiled egg (optional)
- In a pressure cooker heat the oil on a medium flame.
- Add the mustard and cumin seeds and heat till mustard seeds start splattering.
- Add the onions and sauté till golden brown.
- Add turmeric powder and sauté for another minute.
- Add mashed ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté for about 1 minute.
- Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves and sauté for about 2 minutes.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato smell disappears and mash the tomato with your stirring spoon.
- Now add the potatoes and stir for 1 minute.
- Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala and sauté for about 1 minute.
- Add the potatoes and stir well for about 1 minute coating the potatoes with the mixture.
- Add the cleaned mutton pieces and stir till mutton turns slightly pale on the outside – approximately 3 minutes.
- Now add the yoghurt, lime juice and salt and stir well mixing all the ingredients in the cooker. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
- Now add the water and coriander leaves and stir well.
- Close the lid of the pressure cooker and let it cook for about 3 whistles and then off the gas.
- Let the pressure escape from the cooker and then open it.
- Check if the mutton is cooked thoroughly. If not switch on the gas and let it cook on medium flame till the mutton is cooked.
- You may add additional water if you want more gravy or if you need more water for the mutton to cook.
- Check for the salt content and add salt if required.
- You may chose to add one boiled add cut into two halves at the end to the curry for those who love boiled egg.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.