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04 December 2012

Varutharacha Mutton curry

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Ingredients
  1. Mutton-500 gms
  2. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf- 1 no
  4. Cardamom pods- 2 nos
  5. Cloves- 2 nos
  6. Cinnamon-2" piece
  7. Ginger ( chopped finely)- 1" piece
  8. Garlic (chopped finely)-  5 to 6 cloves
  9. Onion ( sliced )- 2 medium 
  10. Shallots ( sliced)- 1 cup
  11. Green Chilies (cut vertically)- 2 to 3  ( see note)
  12. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  13. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  14. Red chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp( see note)
  15. Garam Masala powder-1/2 tsp
  16. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  17. Tomato ( sliced)- 1 small
  18. Oil
  19. Water
  20. Salt to taste
Todry  roast and grind
  1. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  2. Black pepper corns-1 tsp 
For tempering
  1. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Coconut ( sliced)-3 tbsp
  3. Curryleaves- 1 sprig


Method
  • Place the mutton pieces in a pressure cooker along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt to taste and 1/4 cup water.Cook until mutton is just done.Separate the mutton pieces from the stock and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile  add grated coconut in a pan and dry roast it until it turns brown.( Be sure not to burn it).Switch off the stove and add black peppercorns .Grind this to a smooth paste without adding water.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil  in a pan add bay leaves,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.Saute for a few seconds.Now add ginger,garlic, onion,shallots , green chilies and salt to taste.Saute for about 10 to 15 minutes on a medium flame, until it turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the flame to low  and add coriander powder,red chili powder,garam masala and fennel powder along with 2 tbsp water.Saute for about 5 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Now add the cooked mutton pieces and mix well until combined.Add the coconut paste ,tomato and sufficient quantity of stock.Adjust the salt level at this point.Cover and cook over a medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or until gravy is thick enough.
  • Now for tempering,heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add shallots ,coconut slices and curry leaves .Saute until it turns golden brown.Pour this over the curry.
Note:
I used 5 green chilies and did not use red chili powder.You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.




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21 comments:

  1. stunning side :) love your clicks

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  2. Great click. . .Kandittu kothiyavunnu

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  3. Super clicks... Thats a lip smacking curry

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  4. Omg, who can resist to this mouthwatering curry,yummy.

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  5. I love read meat and mutton is one of my fav. Out here, I rarely find good muttons. Lambs are more popular and not something I enjoy that much. I have to go back that shop and get some mutton soon. This looks utterly delicious!

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  6. This dish looks so good, I love to have mutton and this looks too good:) Do send this for my December event http://blog.spicenflavors.com/2012/11/December2012Event.html and win prizes and awards. Happy to join and follow:) your blog

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  7. Kothipikunna mutton curry...Love the presentation and clicks...Beautiful..

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  8. Love the masala used...Superb clicks!!!! Perfect dish for the winter as its spiced up with pepper!! :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. This looks delicious and your photographs are gorgeous! I am new to Dubai and wondering where to buy mutton. Any suggestions gratefully accepted!

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    1. Thank You Stacy!!
      I normally buy mutton from Lulu ..n i prefer Indian mutton for it is more tender!Happy cookin!!

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  11. OMG...stunning recipe...I feel like just running home and start preparing this dish...Pics are awesome too!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi Vidya...
    Thanks for your submission to DMBLGiT January 2013. Your photo has been uploaded to gallery. Wishing you good luck !

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  13. Yummy !! My mouth is watering.. i have tried this & i liked the most. Thanks for sharing, & even i found amazing link of 'Indian Cooking Recipe', 'Indian Recipes cooking show' You will also like it.

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  14. too good ,yummy, tempting clicks..................

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