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Thursday, 1 September 2011
Mutton chops curry
Ingredients Mutton Chops – 3lbs
For the marination 1 cup yogurt 2 inch piece ginger chopped 7-8 cloves garlic chopped 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp red chili powder 4-5 green chilies chopped 1 tblsp coriander powder
other ingredients 2 bay leaves 4 cloves 2 small green cardamom 1 black cardamom 2 piece cinnamon 10-15 black pepper 1 tsp cumin seeds 1tsp fennel seeds 2 jumbo sized red onions chopped 3 big tomatoes chopped 1 tsp garam masala 1 tblsp kasoori methi or dry methi green coriander to garnish Oil 5 tblsp salt to taste
Method Marinate the mutton overnight in the ingredients for marinade.
1. Heat oil . Add bay leaves, Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and black peppers. Then add cumin seeds. 2. When they pop, add onions with a little salt. Fry for about 30 mins on medium heat till they turn golden brown. 3. Add the mutton pieces (reserving any marinade) and fennel seeds and fry with the onions till all the water dries up. This will take about 45 mins. 4. Now add the tomatoes ad fry for 15 mins till the oil separates. . 5. Add kasoori methi and garam masla and 1/2 cup water, salt and pressure cook for 10 mins. When the pressure drops, open the cooker and fry for five more mins. Garnish with green dhania.
The trick to this mutton is frying frying frying . The more you fry every thing, the tastier it gets. I make 3 pounds at a time and freeze it in small containers. Garnish with green dhania