Mutton curry is an Indian dish that is prepared from mutton and vegetables. Mutton is a strongly flavored meat which needs to be marinated and cooked well with the right spices to bring out its unique taste. The recipe to make mutton curry is quite easy. The process doesn’t require much time and effort if you have got all the required ingredients.
Steps to make Mutton Curry at Home
You need to have all the ingredients when making mutton curry at home and the requirements are as below. Goat meat or mutton needs to be very tender for which the meat is usually marinated well before cooking. The ingredients required are:
- Boneless mutton- 300 grams
- Curd/ yogurt- 2 tbsp.
- Red chili powder- ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp.
- Ginger garlic paste- 1 ¼ tsp.
- Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp.
Ingredients for the Curry
- Green cardamoms- 2
- Slit green chili- 1
- Water- ½ cup + 2 tbsp.
- Meat masala – 2 tsps.
- Cinnamon stick- 1 inch
- Oil- 1 ¼ to ½ tbsp.
- Finely chopped onions- 1 cup
- Tomatoes puree- ¼ cup
- 1 large sprig curry leaves
- Coriander leaves for garnishing
Preparation of Mutton Curry
Wash the meat properly and drain the excess water. Marinate the meat with yogurt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, salt and chilli powder. Refrigerate and keep it for at least 2 hours. It is usually recommended to keep it marinated overnight so that meat gets tenderer. Chop onions very finely and slit a green chilli. Next deseed and puree the tomato. The curry leaves are to be washed and set aside.
- Heat and temper cinnamon and green cardamom with oil in a pressure cooker.
- Next add the onions, slit green chilli, and sauté until it is soft and golden in color.
- Add ginger garlic paste to it and sauté it for some time to get rid of the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste.
- The next step will be adding the mutton pieces into it and roast them well until the mutton changes its color.
- Cook this under cover for at least 10 minutes.
- When you see that the moisture begins to release, add the meat masala and sauté it for another 2 minutes.
- Make a good choice of the meat masala since the curry gets the flavor from the masala used.
- Add the curry leaves as they add a great aroma and continue sautéing for another 2-3 minutes.
- You will notice that the oil begins to separate.
- Once done, add the tomato puree and sauté until the raw smell of tomatoes goes away. This will take almost 5-7 minutes.
- You may also add yogurt or fresh curd instead of tomato but not sour curd.
- Add water and pressure cook for about 3 to 4 whistles on a medium flame.
- When the pressure cooker goes off, stir and simmer further more if the curry is runny.
- Check for the taste and adjust salt and seasonings. For garnishing, add the coriander leaves.
- You can also drizzle with fresh lime juice if you wish to, before serving.
Your mutton curry is ready to be served with rice or roti. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can make this curry in a non- stick pan with tight lid.
The Last Words
Do not rush this process. Cook this dish slowly to lend a lovely taste and texture to the meat and body of the curry. The cooking time will also depend on the quality of the meat. Hence, always buy tender meat so that it easy to cook and takes less time.