This happened when Gurgaon was not figuratively, but also literally cold. Very cold. Chicken curry was becoming too mainstream. Next up was mutton. No beef or pork available at local stores anyway.
Mutton – 1/2 kg
Onion – 4 chopped (keep aside a small bowl of onions aside)
Tomato – 4 chopped
Green chillies – 2 chopped
Ginger – 1/2 inch chopped
Garlic – 5 pods chopped
Whole pepper – 1 tbsp crushed
Spice powders (cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli) – 1 tsp each
Garam masala – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves and fried onions to garnish
1. In a pressure cooker saute onions in hot oil along with chillies, pepper, sugar, ginger and garlic till soft.
2. Add spice powders, garam masala and salt to taste.
3. Add mutton and stir for a minute before adding enough water to cover the mutton.
4. Let it come to a simmer before putting on the lid of the cooker.
5. Take lid off after 2 – 3 whistles and check if meat is cooked. If not cook it till another whistle is let off.
6. Let it simmer in low flame. Add more water if needed.
7. In another pan fry the chopped onions kept aside earlier till dark brown.
8. Garnish with coriander leaves and the fried onions.
Serve with rice or rotis. I prefer rice because, South Indian FTW.