Thursday, April 25, 2013

Four-ingredient Mutton Curry

Prep time:  5 min           Cooking time: 15 min                         Serves : 4

Making non-vegetarian dishes usually involves a lot of preparation  - peeling pearl onions and garlic, grinding fresh ginger garlic paste, chopping loads of onions and tomatoes, grinding masala paste, et al. All this labour mean non-vegetarian dishes being usually reserved for Sundays. So, when my mother-in-law told me about this simple mutton curry with very little prep and no ginger-garlic, I was surprised and even wary of trying it fearing that the taste might be traded off for all the effort saved. But when I did try, what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be!
Without further ado, here is the recipe:


Mutton - 1/2 kg, cut into small pieces and washed
Onions - 3, cut length-wise
Cumin seeds (jeera) - 3tbsp
Red chillies (dried) - 6-7 depending on your taste


Grind the cumin seeds and red chillies together into a fine powder. It will yield around 4 heaped tablespoons. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and add the sliced onion. Saute lightly and then add the washed and drained mutton pieces. Fry together for 2-3 minutes till the mutton changes color (indicating the beginning of it getting cooked). Now, add around 3 tbsp of the ground powder and mix until all the pieces are coated evenly. Add salt as per taste and 1/2 cup water. Now close the cooker and let it cook until 4-5 whistles i.e until mutton would be well cooked. After cooling naturally (letting steam go on its own), open the lid, add the rest 1 tbsp powder and let the curry simmer for 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves if desired and serve hot with cooked rice or chapatis.

So, when are you going to give it a try? 

P.S: This curry can also be used to make a one-pot dish. While adding the last tbsp of powder, u can add 2 cups of washed and drained rice along with required amount of water and let it cook till done.


  1. try this with chicken for my sake...

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