This recipe is a hand me down recipe from my great grand mother to my grand mother then to my mother and finally to me. So this is as authentic as it can get.
- 1 kg front leg goat (you can also use lamb - cook for half hour less) cut in small squares (curry cut)
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 ½ tbsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp black pepper freshly crushed
- 6 large onions medium slices
- 3 tbsp mustard oil
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 dried red chilies whole
- 1 tsp salt
- Handful or coriander leaves for garnish
Marinade the mutton pieces with all the marinade ingredients and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for succulent tasty meat.Get the meat at room temperature when you are ready to cook.
In a large hot pan, add the mustard oil. After 30 seconds add the dry spices – bay leaf, dried chilies and stir for 30 seconds in low heat to perfume the oil with the spices
Now, add the onion slices and sweat them out till they are pink and tender. At this point, the onions will start leaving out the oil. Add the salt.
Add the marinated mutton. On full flame toss them around for 5 minutes to caramelize the pieces
Reduce the low flame and cook the meat with the lid on for 3.5 hours, turning the pieces once a while. If the meat pieces start to dry out in between, add 1/4th cup water.
Take the lid off and add the spinach and garam masala. Cook in open flame for around 10 -15 minutes to get the right gravy consistency. The curry will also start to leave oil around the edges, thats when you know its cooked. Test the meat before switching off your gas. If you want it softer cook for another 15-20 mins
Garnish with Coriander and fresh green chilies and serve the delicious mutton curry with steamed rice or litti chokha
Food Marriage Tips
- Spinach puree might sound weird with lamb or mutton, but it totally boosts the flavours of the meat especially with mustard oil Lamb/Mutton Curry and Rice are a match made in heaven
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