This is a dish which i tried for this diwali lunch. We invited my newly wed brother and her wife for lunch that day and i made few dishes like chicken fry, garlic tomato chicken roast, chettinaad mutton curry, and this one. They all turned out great and don't worry i have pictures taken for you.
Now about this mutton masala, it is quite a simple dish, you can make it start from finish in pressure cooker, but i made it in a separate frying pan so you can look what is happening more clearly. So try this out and let me know how it turned out.
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Marinating Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1 Hour 15 Mins
Serves - 3 to 4
Mutton / Lamb - 1/2 kg cut into small pieces
Oil - 3 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Onion - 1 large sliced finely
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Water - 1/2 cup ( if needed)
Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Take cleaned mutton pieces in a bowl. Add in all the marination ingredients in it and mix well. Let this marinate for a good 30 mins. You can leave it in fridge overnight too. If so take it out a hour before you cook so it comes to room temp.
Heat oil in a kadai. You can do this whole thing in pressure cooker. I used a kadai so you can see what is happening in it.
Add in fennel seeds and let it sizzle. followed by onions, chilli and curry leaves. Saute this for 5 mins or so.
Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
Now add in tomatoes. Cover and cook till it turns mushy.
Now add in the marinated mutton along with all the marination.Mix well.
Pour this whole thing in a pressure cooker, add 1/2 cup water if needed and cook for 6 to 7 whistle. Simmer and cook for a 20 mins. Now switch off the flame and let the steam all escape. Open the pressure cooker and mix well.
Serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take mutton pieces|
|Add in yogurt|
|Now add in the spices|
|Mix well and Marinate it|
|Add in fennel seeds|
|Add in onions, chilli and curry leaves|
|Saute for a while|
|Add in ginger garlic paste|
|Add in tomatoes|
|cover and cook|
|cook till it turn mushy|
|add marinated mutton|
|Now add this whole thing into a pressure cooker|
|Cover and cook|
|Till everything is cooked|