Mutton curry is a simple dish which is flavorful and a delighting dish to serve your family at the dinner table accompanied by hot fulkas or Chapati and salad on the side. If you are a beginner in the kitchen or if you do not have a lot of time to cook every day, and still craving for some non-vegetarian serving on your plate, this mutton curry recipe is for you to try tonight. So, let’s know how to make Mutton Curry.
- 500 gms Raw Mutton
- 4 tbsp Edible Oil
- 2 Bay leaf
- 3-4 cardamoms
- 5-6 Black Peppercorns
- 2-4 cloves
- 2 Cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 4 chopped Onions
- 2 chopped Tomatoes
- 2 chopped Green chilies
- 2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- as required Salt
- 1 tsp Red chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1 tsp Degi mirch Powder
- Handful Chopped Coriander leaves
- To get started with the Mutton Curry Recipe, take a Pressure cooker and turn on the flame.
- Once the cooker is heated, add 3 tbsp of edible oil and allow it to warm for a couple of seconds.
- Add cumin seeds and whole spices to it and mix it well for a minute. Now, throw in finely chopped onions and allow it get a nice golden brown color, which will take at least ten minutes (Tip: if you want onions to cook faster, add some salt and it will fasten up the cooking process.)
- Once the onions are cooked, add in all the powder masala (Salt, red chili, Turmeric and coriander powder) and keep on adding little amount of water in between so that the onion masala do not get burnt.
- Now it's time to toss in some chopped tomatoes in the cooker. Allow it cook for 5-10 more minutes with continuously adding water as well. Then add ginger garlic paste and again mix everything well.
- Once you see oil coming on the surface, after about ten more minutes or so, carefully add the meat and mix well so that masala coats perfectly in the meat.
- Add a generous amount of water, and add garam masala powder now as well for a perfect Mutton Curry Recipe. Put on the lid and allow it to cook for about 15 minutes ( It also depends on the quality of the meat)
- Turn off the heat and give it a rest for 5 minutes. Now open the lid and garnish some coriander leaves.
- Enjoy an easy Indian recipe for the mutton curry with some fulkas or even plain rice; the choice is up to you.
- Remember, in mutton curry recipe, we prepare it with onions and tomatoes which is different from korma recipes in which we add yogurt to the curry. This mutton curry is cooked with fewer ingredients only and does not take much time either.
- You can always use blended tomatoes, tomato paste or tomato puree.
Mutton Curry Recipe
Mutton curry is made from goat or sheep meat
Mutton is the meat of mature sheep or goats. It is considered a lean meat because it is low in cholesterol and saturated fat and is a good source of protein and iron. Mutton can be served in curries, soups, salads, and other dishes. Mutton can be seasoned with spices or marinated. This delicious meat can be used in various types of Indian dishes. Here are some tips to make mutton curry.
It is cooked in a pressure cooker
Mutton curry is made in a pressure cooker, and this method will give you tender mutton within 35 to 45 minutes. Mutton that has been marinated for a few hours is ideal for mutton curry, as the flavors and nutrients found in the bones will be transferred to the mutton’s flesh. You can also use chopped onions and tomatoes instead of paste. If you are using boneless mutton, it is best to use only four whistles in the pressure cooker.
It is served with steamed rice or jeera rice
Mutton curry is traditionally served with steamed rice or jeera. The rice should be long-grain Basmati rice, preferably dawat or Tilda. In some cases, a small amount of fresh water should be added to the pot along with the rice. Green chillies are also used in the preparation of the dish. Green chillies are healthier than red dried chillies and reduce cooking time without sacrificing the aromatic properties.
It is a traditional Punjabi dish
Mutton Curry is one of the most popular dishes in the Punjab region of India. Mutton can be pressure cooked or marinated overnight for maximum flavour. Adding tomatoes or other acidic ingredients to the meat will result in a tougher piece of meat. If tomatoes are used, you should add them only after the mutton has reached the desired tenderness. Mutton should also be marinated with yogurt as this will help retain moisture and enhance the flavour of the dish.
It is a non-vegetarian dish
Mutton Curry is a common and easy to prepare dish in India. The name’mutton’ refers to the older goat meat, while lamb is the young goat’s meat. Mutton is cooked with aromatic spices and is often eaten as a side dish. This dish is best enjoyed with hot rice and can be easily made at home with basic cooking tools. Here are some simple instructions to follow when cooking mutton.
It is made with basic spices from the pantry
Mutton curry is a traditional dish which can be prepared in a pressure cooker in an easy manner. The basic ingredients for this dish include curd, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice. Mutton must be soaked in this mixture for an hour to make it tender and juicy. Once the mutton is soaked, it should be cooked in a pressure cooker for 3 to 4 whistles on medium heat. After cooking, stir the curry and serve with rice, plain paratha or naan bread.
It is a popular dish during the British Raj
The Railway Mutton Curry, developed during the British Raj, is a throwback to the aristocratic lifestyle of the time. Traveling by train in India was an aristocratic affair during the pre-independence era. It is a milder version of a classic mutton curry that is made with a combination of English and Indian spices. It is served with rice, bread, and dinner rolls.