Mutton Curry with Potatoes

Mutton curry with potatoes recipe:

Cooking without a recipe is a lot of fun. Given you know your way around techniques, spices, and flavours. A few days ago, we had a couple of friends over for lunch. They were anticipating a hearty and delicious meal since it was I who was cooking. Had to keep my reputation intact, you see. There was a kilo of mutton and a few potatoes. I figured I’ll make the usual mutton and potato curry. But then I changed my mind the last minute to try something new. And it turned out super tasty! So here’s the recipe for my Mutton Curry with Potatoes.

Ingredients:

Mutton on the bone – 1 kg

Potatoes – 4, boiled and halved

Onions – 4-5 large, sliced

Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated or pieces

Green chilli – 4 (2 chopped, 2 to br ground)

Garlic – 1 bulb

Ginger – 2 inch piece

Cumin seeds/Jeera – 2 tsp

Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Cloves – 1 tsp

Cardamom – 4-5

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Ghee/oil – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Method:

Heat oil and tip the onions in there, add a bit of salt and let it cook down.

In the meanwhile, grind together – coconut, 2 chillies, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, garlic and methi.

In another pan, add some oil and add the potato halves. Let them brown a little and take them off the pan.

Once the onions have browned well (not too dark), add the remaining 2 chillies, mutton pieces, potatoes and the ground masala. Mix well.

Add coriander powder, salt and turmeric. Mix well.

Now add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook till mutton is tender. I do this in a pressure cooker by letting it cook on high flame for 2 whistles and then on low flame for about 20 mins.

Let the pressure drop on its own before you open the lid. Check for salt and adjust if needed. Slice the curry leaves and add. Cover with lid and let it sit before you serve it with rice or roti.

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