Friday, March 28, 2014

Nadan mutton curry (Serves 5)

Nadan mutton curry


1. Mutton/goat meat 1 kg, cut to medium pieces
2. Cinnamon stick(പട്ട) 1 inch stick
    Cloves (ഗ്രാമ്പു) 4 nos
    Cardamom (ഏലക്ക) 5 nos
    Fennel seeds (പെരുംജീരകം) 1 tsp
3. Onion 2 medium, thinly sliced
    Shallots (ചെറിയുള്ളി) 15 nos, thinly sliced
4. Ginger 2 inch piece, julienned
    Garlic 5 large cloves, chopped
    Green chilly 3 nos, slit
    Curry leaves 2 sprigs
5. Red chilly powder 1 tsp
    Coriander powder 3 tsp
    Turmeric powder ½ tsp
    Black pepper powder ½ tsp
6. Tomato 1 big, chopped
7. Coconut oil/Oil 2 TBSP + ½ TBSP
8. Salt as needed
9. Water ~ ¾ cup
10. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
11. Coconut slices (തേങ്ങക്കൊത്ത്) ¼ cup


  • Using a blender, powder ingredients numbered 2 to a fine powder and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add 2 TBSP oil preferably coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds. Follow up with ingredients numbered 4 and cook till aromatic about 3-4 minutes.
  • Next add sliced onions and shallots and saute at medium heat until translucent, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Now add ingredients numbered 5 one by one and saute until the raw smell from powders goes away, around 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the cleaned, cut mutton/goat meat and mix well. Adjust salt and cook this for 5 minutes.
  • Add the powdered spices along with tomato and water. Mix well and close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Switch off and allow pressure to release by itself.
  • Open lid, and cook the curry for another 10-15 minutes at medium heat until a thick gravy is developed.
  • Switch off and keep covered for 15 more minutes, by then the curry will attain a dark brown color.
  • Just before serving, heat ½ TBSP oil and fry the coconut slices to a golden brown color. Pour this over the curry mix well and serve with rice, idiyappam, appam, chappathi etc.


1 comment :

  1. Everytime i come here, i couldnt stop myself drooling over ur beautiful dishes Suji.. Mutton curry is just breath taking.


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