Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Varutharacha Mutton Kulambu

Back home when my mom cooks chicken or mutton curry she will always opt this method. Since we used to buy chicken or mutton on all Sundays in my parents home i grew eating this most of my early days. But never got bored of this. Now if i have this also it tastes great and it tastes even more delicious if my mom prepares it for me.......

Ingredients :
For Masala:
Coconut - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp (optional)
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Black Pepper - 4 or 5
Star Anise - single petal (optional)

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp

1.Saute the coconut in a kadai with the above said ingredients in a medium flame. Don't burn the coconut.Keep sauteing it continuously. If it sticks to the kadai add little oil.

2.When the coconut becomes light brown add turmeric, Chilli powder, coriander powder and saute it again well.

The masala should become nice reddish brown. Then remove from fire. Allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste.

Clean the mutton and marinate it in 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.Allow it to marinate for 15-30 min.

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 large (Sliced)
Tomato - 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 Tbsp
Pudina Leaves - 2 stems
Coriander Leaves - 4 to 5 stems
Potato - 1 small (optional)
Tamarind juice - lemon size ( Soak it in water and extract the juice)
Salt to taste.

1.Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, when they pop add onions.Saute it.

2.When the onions become soft add ginger garlic paste and saute.When the raw smell goes off add chopped coriander and pudina leaves and saute it for 1 min
3.Add the marinated mutton and mix well.Allow it to cook for 5 min sauteing in between.

4.Then add the tomato along with the ground masala and mix well.

5.After 3 min add the tamarind juice along with 1 cup water.Depending upon the consistency we want we can add or reduce the water.
6.Add salt to taste and pressure cook until the mutton is cooked.



  2. Hi Priyanka.I have been asking Navis about this recipe . Thanks fot posting this . I am gonna try this soon. Keep posting ur recipes


  3. hi Priya
    I tried it and it tastes very good..


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