Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mutton Pepper Fry

It is one of the easiest recipe for me to make. Does not need of grinding or roasting. I love this with rasam rice or just to mix with rice and eat. Even Marination in not mandatory. Since I used to marinate and refrigerate, I used the marinated meat this time. If it is fresh, you can just mix with the spices and cook.


Ingredients:

Mutton / Lamb - 1 lb (Preferably boneless and chopped into small pieces)
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
pepper powder - 2 -3 tsp (adjust according to your taste)
Oil - 2-3 table spoons
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - a fistful
Garlic - 2 cloves (finely chopped) (optional)
salt - as per taste

Dry garam masala:
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaves - 1
cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
star anise - 1 flower
cloves - 2

To marinate:
Chili powder - 1 tsp
garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Curd - 1/4 cup (thick curd)
salt - a pinch


Preparation:

1. Wash meat with turmeric and salt, drain water well and keep aside.
2. In a vessel, mix the ingredients given under "To Marinate" and add the meat to it.
3. If time permits let the mix to marinate for an hour or two.Otherwise just skip to the next step.
4. Pressure cook the meat along with dry garam masala  for 5-6 whistles or until it cooks soft.


5. In a pan, Heat 2 tbsp of oil, then add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
6. Then add Finely chopped Onions and saute until they turn soft and transparent.
7. Then add Finely chopped Tomatoes and saute until they turn soft and merge with onions.
8. Now add the cooked meat along with the water in it.
9. Let it cook until all the water is absorbed.
10. when almost all the water is absorbed, add pepper powder and check for salt. Add salt if required.
11. add chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped garlic and switch off the flame.


Notes:
1. Be cautious while adding salt, add very minimal initially. check for it at later stage, when all the water is absorbed.
2. once the water is absorbed, do not fry it for longer time, as it will get too dry.
3. Adding garlic is optional, but it gives some extra flavor to the dish.