Special delicious mutton curry is the best recipe that gives delicious and soft tender mutton chunks with spiced onion tomato gravy.
Have you ever wondered how the mutton gravy served in restaurants is so soft & tender?
The below steps will help you prepare such a one.
Mutton Curry – Recipe Preparation
Be ready with below Ingredients
- 500 grams mutton with bone
- 2 tsp curd or yogurt(to tenderize the meat)
- One half tsp ginger garlic paste
- Half tsp salt (use as needed)
- Quarter tsp turmeric powder
- Half tsp red chili powder (less spicy variety)
- One half tbsp oil
- 2 green cardamoms
- 1-inch cinnamon
- 1 cup onions chopped
- Quarter cup tomato puree (1 large de-seeded)
- 1 to 2 green chilies chopped
- 2 tsp garam masala or mutton masala
- Half a cup of water
- curry leaves or 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp Coriander leaves
How to make special delicious mutton curry
Step 1: Choose the meat
The Choice of meat is important because to make the mutton curry delicious.
- Choose fresh and tender cut meats and the bones, because mutton bones give a delicious gravy by transferring flavors from it to the gravy. This thickens the gravy.
- Thigh meat is the best part of mutton for the curry. You can include the liver to enhance the flavor.
Step 2: Clean meat with running water
Wash the meat under running water because it clears the specks of dirt and blood particles. And wash it a second time with turmeric water and drain it.
Step 3: Marinate the meat
Marinating the meat will make it soft & tender. Marinate meat with salt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, chili powder, and curd/yogurt. Keep it aside for 1 hour.
You can also marinate for longer to make the meat softer and tender. I usually refrigerate it for at least 2 hours to 8 hours.
Keep the marinated meat outside of the refrigerator at least 30 mins upfront to cook.
Step 4: Fry onion until it turns golden
Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon, and cardamom and saute for 2 mins. Add chopped onions and green chilies. Saute until onions turn golden.
Step 5: Add marinated meat
Cook curry on a low flame to maintain the nutritional value of mutton and to add flavor to the curry. And add the marinated mutton and saute for 5 to 7 mins. Cover and cook for another 10 mins. Keep stirring occasionally.
Step 6: Add Masala and spices
When you see the moisture release, add garam masala or mutton masala (I prefer Everest Meat Masala), red chili powder (if needed) & curry leaves (optional). Saute for another 2 to 3 mins.
Step 7: Add tomato puree
When you see the oil separates from gravy, add tomato puree and saute until the raw smell of tomatoes goes. This takes 5 to 7 mins.
Step 8: Add water
Add water and give a good stir on a medium flame. Cook until soft & tender. If gravy is thin, lower the flame and cook until the curry becomes thick and consistent. Sprinkle some coriander leaves if you have.
Serve special mutton curry with rice, naan, roti or plain paratha.
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