Sunday’s menu has always been special for our family. And it’s all the more important now since all other days of the week I cook for the family in a jiffy and focusing on their health needs. After all, cooking takes a lot of your time on palate and when you are a working mom it’s a luxury to be honest. My husband had bought a kilo of mutton last Sunday for poila baishakh. I cooked half of it and half of it I had stored for the next Sunday. The mutton I had cooked on Poila baishakh was awesome. That was with the meat masala readily available in the market. But today I planned to cook something right from scratch. I had time of course in my hand. And yes something our family had never tasted before. It had to be original as well😊 So here goes my mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves.
Time required to cook mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves: 1 hour (including marination)
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Ingredients to cook mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves:
- Mutton – 500 gms
- 1 big potato cut into halves
- 2 tbsp hung curd
- 2 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 green chillies
- 10 garlic cloves
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tomato
- 1 big onion sliced
- Whole spices: 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamom, 1 cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1/2 nutmeg whole, 5 black pepper corns1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- Mustard oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
The method :: mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves:
- Make a paste of all the whole spices mentioned in point #11 in ingredients list, garlic, ginger, tomato, green chillies
- Now, Marinate mutton with the paste, curd, salt, dried fenugreek leaves (kasauri methi)
- Now, heat Mustard oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. Let it splutter
- Add sliced onion and stir till they turn brown
- Add the marinated mutton and rest of the marinades and stir cook till the oil starts to separate
- Now in a pressure cook, heat water (2 – 3 cups). Now put the mutton inside the cooker. Add potato halves and close the lid of the cooker
- Pressure cooker for 5 – 6 whistles or till the mutton pieces are cooked. Let vapour settle down
- Now open lid and put mutton on simmer in the cooker for 5 – 7 minutes to get the gravy if your choiced consistency. Put off flame and serve hot!
- A plate of boiled rice with it is just apt for your Sunday brunch