Konkani Mutton Curry
May 30, 2015 Posted by Shweta Shanbhag
Ever since I have come to Hyderabad, I have tasted some awesome mutton preparations like Mutton Biryani, Haleem, Patthar ka Gosht and many more. I have now developed a taste for Mutton so much that I have started preferring it to Chicken.
My mom and grandmom used to always cook mutton in one particular way. It had all the familiar spices and herbs used in Konkani cuisine. Needless to say, it tasted awesome. The other day when my sister was here tried to recreate this dish after taking the recipe from my grand mom.
Here is my grandmom’s mutton curry recipe.
500 gms of mutton with bone
4 onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
2 green chillies
7-8 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
handful of mint leaves
1 cup of coriander leaves
2 tbsp curd
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
2tsp coriander seeds/dhaniya
2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
2 tsp fennel seeds/saunf
4-5 dried red chillies
1 inch cinnamon stick
5-6 pepper corns
3 tbsp of freshly grated coconut
- Prepare a paste of 2 green chillies, 7-8 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger, handful of mint and around a cup of coriander leaves. Marinate the 500 gms of mutton with this paste. Add curd, 1 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chilli powder and salt. Leave to marinate for at least an hour.
- Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds 4-5 dried red chillies, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 5-6 cloves, 5-6 pepper corns, 2 cardamom with 3 tbsp of freshly grated coconut.
- When slightly brown remove from flame and let it cool. Then grind in a blender to get a fine paste.
- Take a pressure cooker and add 2 tbsp oil or ghee. Add onions finely and saute it till translucent. You can add more onions as onions imparts a sweetness and volume to the gravy.
- Add 2 finely chopped tomatoes and saute till cooked. Now add the marinated mutton and mix well and cover the cooker. Cook for 4-5 whistles – mutton takes longer to cook.
- After the whistles remove the pressure cooker lid and add the finely ground paste and bring to one good boil. Adjust the salt according to taste.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
This mutton goes well with rice rotis, pav or rice.