18 July, 2011

Chettinad Mutton/ lamb curry

Chettinad mutton / lamb Curry:
         It is an Chettinad cuisine served along with steam rice. It is the Yummiest Curries under the category of Lamb. the addition of potatoes in this curry makes it more tastier n adds in much of volume to the curry.

        Here in this recipe, i've added potatoes for taste n volume. if u r in need of more volume, can add in grinned cashews(3) and coconut( 2 tbsp), but remember too much of coconut and cashews spoils the dish.

Chettinad Mutton Curry - without coconut
Chettinad Mutton curry - with coconut n cashews

Let'a grab the Ingredients:

For Grinding:

Ginger - 1 tsp.
Garlic - 6 cloves.
Onions - 1 (medium).

Dry roast the following ingredients b4 grinding:

Coconut - 3 tbsp(optional).Coriander seeds - 5 tbsp.
Dry red chillies - 8 (adjust accordingly)
Peppercorns - 1 tsp.
khus-khus / poppy seeds - 1 tsp.
Saunf / fennel seeds - 1 tsp.
zeera / cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.

For tempering:

Bay leaf - 1/4 leaf.
Cinnamon stick - few.
kal pasi / black -stone flower - few.

Main Ingredients:

Mutton / lamb - 1/2 kg.
Onions - 1/2 cup (chopped).
Tomato - 2 (medium- chopped)
Garlic - 10 pods.
Potato - 2 (medium-diced)
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp.
Oil - 3 tbsp.
Salt - as needed.


=> chop the mutton/ lamb into small pieces.

=> clean n marinate it with 1 tsp of salt n lemon juice ( it's to tenderize the meat) for 10 minutes.

=> Grind all the ingredients.

=> heat oil in a pan, add kal pasi, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.

=> add in garlic pods n onions, saute for 5 minutes, add tomatoes, saute for 2 minutes.

=> add in mutton / lamb pieces n saute till 80% of the water evaporates (this step is one of the secret for a tasty mutton curry), add in potatoes.

=> now add in  the grounded masala, 2 cup of water, needed salt and tamarind juice, give in a quick stir.

=> close the lid And pressurize till mutton is cooked.

=> open the lid and garnish it with cilantro leaves.

it'a done, yummy mutton curry is ready to b served with steam rice or roties.

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Cook n enjoy.....Try it n let me know!

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3 Post a comment:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Meena,first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..hope to hear a word from u too...
this looks deliciousssssss ..any leftovers pls.?..Lip smacking curry..following u

Saras said...

Awesome pictures..Love the way you prepared the gravy. Yummyyy

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Reva said...

Mutton curry looks lovely... I love Chettinad preparations and this curry is the best of its kind..:)

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