Spread the Joy!
Have you been familiar with chef damodaran. I totally like his recipe, it is so authentic and simple to make. But gives you the punch of authentic southindian food. This recipe is from his cookbook which is dedicated to complete non veg. I made this for todays lunch along with his crispy lamb chops as well. Will share it soon.
This curry is made with mutton with bones and the pieces are cut into big chunks. It taste so yummy with pretty much anything, specially chapati, rice, curd rice, coconut rice, parota or anything your heart desire..
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins to 1 hour
Serves : 4 to 6
Mutton with Bone – 1/2 kg cut into big pieces
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Fresh Coconut – 3/4 cup + 3/4 cup grated
Lemon Juice to taste
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Poppy Seeds / Kasa Kasa / Khus Khus – 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chillies – 10 to 12
Coriander Seeds / Mullu Malli – 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1.5 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 2 tsp
Ginger – 4 cm piece peeled and chopped
Garlic – 10 cloves
Coconut Oil – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 stick
Cardamom / yelakai – 6 crushed
Cloves / Krambu – 6
Star Anise / Anasipu – 1
Onion – 1 large sliced thinly
First grind all the ingredients given for masala to a smooth paste. Set aside.
Now grind 3/4 cup of coconut to a fine paste and extract thick milk from it.
Grind other 3/4 cup of coconut to a fine paste and mix it with the masala made.
Now take mutton in a pressure cooker, add in the masala, coconut milk, salt and turmeric. Mix well.
Cover and pressure cook for 10 whistle, simmer for 15 mins. Turn of the heat and let the steam escape all by itself.
Now heat oil in a pan, add in whole spices and let them splatter. Add in onions and cook till golden. Pour this into the curry and simmer till oil separates.
Now add in coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.
|Take all your ingredients..Before we start cooking,
lets prepare few steps..
|These are the ingredients for masala|
|First take poppy seeds in a blender|
|add in dry red chillies|
|add in the other ingredients|
|make it into a smooth puree|
|take them in a bowl, i washed the blender jar with some
water and poured that in as well
|Now take 1/2 of the coconut in a blender|
|Make it into a smooth puree by adding some water|
|Pour them into a strainer|
|pass through the sieve and extract as much milk as possible|
|this is thick coconut milk, set aside|
|now take the remaining coconut in the same blender|
|make it into a smooth puree|
|add it to the masala|
|Take mutton with bones in a pressure cooker|
|add the masala in|
|pour in coconut milk|
|add in salt|
|add in turmeric powder|
|mix well..now pressure cook this till done|
|Now the mutton is all cooked|
|Now lets make the seasoning, heat coconut oil.
add in the whole spices
|let them crackle|
|add in onions|
|cook them till light golden|
|now it is all golden|
|pour that into the curry|
|Simmer till oil floats on top|
|now take it off the heat and add in lemon juice|
|and lots of chopped coriander leaves|