Mutton Masala

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH

Ingredients:

  • 750 gm mutton/lamb/goat’s meat
  • 3 medium onions
  • 1 1/2 spoons Meat masala
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 medium potatoes halved
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Black pepper
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1/2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 cup mustard oil

For the Sauce:

  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt (curd)
  • 1 1/2 inches ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered red chillies
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Mix together garlic, ginger and onions.
  • Grind them together in a mixer to make a smooth paste.
  • Wash and clean the mutton.
  • Add to it the ingredients for the sauce – yogurt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red pepper powder, some mustard oil, and half of the ginger/garlic/onion paste.
  • Set aside for about 2 hours.
  • Prick the mutton with a fork so that it absorbs all the flavours.

Instructions :

  • Heat 2 tbsp mustard oil in a wok.
  • Fry the potatoes till golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • Now, heat the remaining mustard oil in another wok.
  • Add turmeric. Temper it with the black pepper, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves, and cardamom.
  • Also, add some sugar to it.
  • Add the remaining onion paste along with meat masala.
  • Fry for 5 minutes. You’ll notice the oil separating from the mixture.
  • Now add the marinated mutton.
  • Cook on low flame for about 30 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups water and cover the wok.
  • Let the mutton cook for an hour till it becomes soft and succulent. Now, add the fried potatoes and garam masala.
  • Stir well.
  • Let cool for some time.
  • Then garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with plain steamed rice, pooris or parathas.

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