Eid Mubarak with Traditional Mutton Curry recipe

Eid-ul-Adha mubarak!

Another Eid away from family and this one was even away from in-laws house. Not a very exciting day as compared to what I’ve had till now celebrating Eids at home. On Eid days my routine used to be pretty simple. Get up, bathe, spend all day on dress-makeup, and all the cooking done by mother. But so long to those easy days. This Eid I had to clean house, cook food and be presentable; everything at a time.  I’m afraid that’s how it is going to be till forever.  So as long as life is like this I may as well enjoy my cooking.

Here is the mutton recipe that I’ve seen Mom cooking ever since, well not sure since when. This morning I called Mom and asked how to cook mutton, that I’ve never done in my life. Cooking chicken is ok with me but when it comes to mutton you have to be perfect. This mutton curry will be more on soupy side but it is a curry. I can’t think of a specific name cause when we say ‘mutton’ we mean this and for any other type of mutton dishes we have specific names. Name debate aside the mutton turned out delicious so I though it would be good to share. No pictures, cause by the time it was ready to eat we were too hungry to think anything else. I must also prove why I say the mutton was delicious cause husband was happy with it and he gave one thousand rupee as a reward for cooking such a delicious lunch. 🙂

Mutton curry with soup

Will be enough for two persons

Ingredients :

  1. Mutton – 250 grams; washed 3-4 times or till water comes out clear and not red
  2. Cooking Oil – 7 tbsp
  3. Green chillies – 2; just chop off the head
  4. Black cardamom – 3
  5. Pepper and cloves – 3 each
  6. Bay leaves – 2
  7. Onion – 3 medium; finely chopped vertically and not in cubes
  8. Ginger-garlic paste – 3 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
  10. Red chilli powder – 1 or 1/2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt – 1 tsp

Now to the cooking

Take a pressure cooker, heat oil. Drop pepper, cloves, bay leaves. Wait till pepper pops, then add two green chillies. Just wait for 30 seconds and then add onions (not chopped in cubes but long and fine). Stir and let the onions turn brown, oh this all is done on medium heat, you know on number 3 on your gas stove. Ok, so when onions are brown add ginger garlic and stir quickly. Now take all the dry masalas (coriander powder, red chilli, turmeric, salt) mix in a small bowl and make a runny paste like by adding water. Quickly pour this paste in cooker and stir-stir. Stir for 5-6 minutes, and then add mutton. Now you got to keep stirring this all mixture till oil starts separating. Finally add 2 cups of water and close the lid of pressure cooker, keep on medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15-16 minutes turn the heat off and leave the cooker closed for another 15 minutes, then open it and transfer the mutton curry-soup in dish and sprinkle chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Tada!

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