Looking to indulge in a simple yet delicious Mutton feast? This one is just the right recipe for you then. Arrange the ingredients and get ready to cook some fabulous Mutton curry!
- Mutton – 2 pounds (small sized 15 pieces)
- Onion – 1 1/2 cup
- Tomato – 1 small
- Cumin seeds – 3 tsp
- Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or more
- Whole Garam masala – Cinnamon stick (1), Cloves (4), Black pepper (4), Bay leaves (1), Cardamom (3)
- Mustard oil – for cooking
- Salt to taste
- Water – ½ cup
- Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
- Wash mutton pieces.
- Cut onion longitudinally and tomato in small cubes.
- Grind cumin and poppy seeds in a blender using little water. If you have problem grinding poppy seeds, try this alternative method. Put poppy seeds, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste, 4 tsp of onion and little water in a blender. The rest of the ingredients will aid in giving a base to poppy seeds and aid in grinding.If you chose to do this, then you need not separately grind ginger and garlic.
- In a pressure cooker, pour mustard oil. Heat well until it smokes and emits flavor. Turn off the heat and let it cool for couple of seconds. Immediately, put whole garam masala and let them splutter. Throw in turmeric and red chilli powder and turn around for a second. This will give the mutton a brownish tinge. Turn on the heat.
- Add onion and stir until it turns brown.
- Pour the cumin and poppy seeds mix and stir. Put ginger-garlic paste, tomato and salt. Keep stirring until tomato becomes soft and oil separates from the masala.
- Put mutton and in medium heat saute until it turns brown and becomes a bit tender, do this for around 15 minutes. This is an important step so bear the pain because how you do here will reflect in the taste later.
- Put water and close the lid. Cook until 6-8 whistles or until your mutton cooks thoroughly (stick to your normal whistle count when you cook mutton).
- Uncover and in medium high heat, cook for another 5-10 minutes till water evaporates or it acquires the desired consistency. Don’t make it watery or too dry.
- Mutton Mazedar won’t fail to please you. Guaranteed. Enjoy with white rice and lentils.
Yield – 3-4 servings
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