Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mutton Pepper Masala

Mutton Keema, Masala Mutton Curry, Mutton Kurma, Mutton Dalca, Pepper Mutton Curry, Mutton Parathal & Mutton Varuval. Says its all, isn't it? Our love, our Indian love for mutton? Of course. Obviously. Mutton loved to its core and I, mind you have already exhausted my avenue for the standard mutton dishes. All of it already repeated I don't know how many times before I decided I should invent a new dish. Pepper being the main highlight for this Mutton Pepper Masala, a dry style, mint for aroma and minty zesty, and like I have already said before, potatoes by far will swim into a mutton or even a lamb dish (Lamb Pho). Oh yes, yogurt tipped in as well for the natural burst of creaminess and tanginess.   

400g mutton - cut into thin long stripes and rinse
2 ( about 300g) potatoes - dice with the skin on.
6 shallots - slice thinly
1 inch ginger - slice into thin long stripes
20g (or one small bunch) mint leaves - pluck the leaves out of the stems.
100g yogurt
1/2 tbsp crushed black pepper seeds
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 3 cloves and 1 star anise
Salt for taste
Oil as needed
Season potatoes with salt.
Deep fry, remove and keep aside. 
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
Saute spices, shallots and ginger. 
Add mutton and 1/4 cup of water (or as needed ) to cook mutton till soft and tender.
Tip in yogurt and season with salt. 
Stir and cook till gravy thickens.
Goes in fried potatoes and mint leaves.
Stir and remove from heat.


  1. my mouthwatering,i love using of shallots on this kind of foods,sound really yummy nava looks better with my breakfast now LoL

  2. I do not even think I have seen any mutton at the grocers, you are lucky to have this variety of meat available. The way you described this does make me want to try it, especially with that gravy-yum! Thanks for sharing this Malaysian cuisine!

  3. Yummy,yummy,can i have some?Hah!hah!

  4. too had left eaten mutton almost a decade....but I surely loved this recipe with yogurt...loved the pics :-) wishing u n ur family happy new year in advance !

  5. mmmm....I would certainly like a taste of that

  6. WE, THE TURKS LOVE YOGHURT!!! The word is derived from Turkish: yoğurt, and is related to the obsolete verb yoğmak 'to be curdled or coagulated; to thicken'. The letter ğ was traditionally rendered as "gh" in transliterations of Turkish prior to 1928. In older Turkish, the letter denoted a voiced velar fricative /ɣ/, but this sound is elided between back vowels in modern Turkish, in which the word is pronounced.

    The use of yogurt by medieval Turks is recorded in the books Diwan Lughat al-Turk by Mahmud Kashgari and Kutadgu Bilig by Yusuf Has Hajib written in the 11th century. Both texts mention the word "yogurt" in different sections and describe its use by nomadic Turks.

    Thanks for sharing..

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  8. Mutton and Lamb are great with mint, love the recipe

  9. This looks good--I love lamb in yogurt mint sauce!

  10. Like Tina, I don't think I've ever seen mutton in our butcher shops, but believe I would like your tender, flavorful recipe!

  11. just wondering, will the yoghurt mint gravy taste as good as in pork? coz i can't eat mutton :/

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  12. Even tho' I'm not a fan of mutton but I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy this recipe. Love the presentation!

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  13. I'm not a big fan of mutton but this recipe sounds super delicious! Thanks for sharing Nava!

  14. I'm not a mutton girl, Nava, but you certainly make this look delicious!

  15. I am a big fan of mutton! This looks really tempting. I usually make yogurt chicken but this too is a good variation. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Looks delicious! Mutton has to be done right, and this looks perfect. :) I would love to try this!

  17. Thank you everyone for all the sharing and comments but you know what, mutton can be replaced with lamb and yes, chicken will also do for this recipe.

  18. That mutton in yogurt mint gravy looks scrumptious. My husband would love this without potatoes.

  19. Great recipe. I love mutton. Gonna give this a try..... Thanks.....

  20. i haven't had mutton yet.. this dish looks gorgeous...

  21. My husband would love this mutton recipe -- so drool-worthy :D

  22. Ahhhhh, this looks so flavourful! Am definitely making this on weekend for hubby Nava! He is a big fan of Mutton


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