Saturday, September 11, 2010

Masala Mutton Curry


I met the mutton man again. Of course I met him at the wet market and not anywhere else, unless he is my personal friend. Then again, come to think of it, don't you think I would benefit if he is my friend? All the better, all to my advantage, fresh mutton at my door instead of being pushed aside in front of his stall by heavy duty Indians, especially the ladies. Oppsie! Did I hurt any of you? If I did, I'm so-so sorry. I can't help it. If you still don't believe me, how about going to any mutton stall to find out for yourself. Better still, or maybe, you should go on weekends, better still again, on Deepavali eve. The truth is there to find out how you will feel, not only standing in the long queue, but crushed in between the Indians. Even so, even if fellow Indians stare at you as though you are their mutton, don't let go. Nope. nope. Make sure you return home with your mutton you paid for. The mutton which may be in your fridge or you're gonna buy this weekend, is the most important core ingredient for this Masala Mutton Curry (Dalca/Dhal Mutton Curry & Mutton Kurma).

Are you ready people? Or should I only call upon the ladies because in an Indian family, maybe there are rare species, but generally, the men only know how to eat. Whereas we ladies are the poor things. We are the ones who cook daily, that too, to proudly win the love of our Indian husbands. Okay ladies, a shout out also to Chinese ladies who may be busy doing their hair and face in the saloon and to the Malay ladies who may be busy running after don't know how many children, let us come together forever and make this spicy, thick, smelling heavenly and really eye-popping Masala Mutton Curry.

Ingredients
I kg mutton (trim the fats and cut into small pieces)

Blend/ground:
1 medium size onion
1 inch ginger
10 garlic
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp black pepper

Other ingredients:
2 tbsp plain chilli powder
1/4 tsp all spice powder/garam masala
1 tomato ( slice)
1 tsp turmeric powder
Spices - 2 bay leaves, 3 cardamom, 3 cloves, 2 cinnamon and 1 star anise
2 potatoes - remove skin and cubed/cut into medium size pieces
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

Method:
Mix chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric powder in the grounded/blended ingredients. Keep aside.
In heated oil, sauté spices.
Add masala mixture and tomato.  
Season with salt. 
Stir and cook over low heat till aromatic and oil splits. 
Put in mutton and potatoes. 
Stir, pour 1/2 liter of water, stir again and close with a lid. 
Simmer to soften both; mutton and potatoes.  

Open lid and allow the the gravy to thicken up. 
Stir and dish out/remove from heat. 
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5 comments:

  1. I have saved this recipe. Wow, what a winner!

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  2. Need to archive these recipe curry chicken love it and you made it look easy and simple to make.

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  3. Always a favourite... n you have done so much of justice to it...

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