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Mutton Mince Curry

Mutton Mince Curry

 Ingredients

Lamb mince/Kheema – 500 gms

Onion – 2 (chop 1 roughly and the other finely)

Tomato – 1 chopped

Yoghurt – 1 cup

Curry leaves – few

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 3 tbsps

W.G.M. (Bay leaf – 1,Cloves – 3,Cinnamon- 1 pc,Cardamom – 2)

For Masala paste,Grind the Below

Ginger – 1” piece

Garlic – 4-5 cloves

Few roughly chopped onions

Green chilli – 1

Black Pepper corns – 7

Method

Wash the mince well and place in a large strainer  to drain the water.

Heat a pan and add oil, drop the W.G.M and stir till they get swollen,immediately add the chopped onion and saute for a couple of mins and add the ground masala paste and fry till slightly brown,sprinkle 2 tsps of water  in between to avoid sticking to the pan.

Now add the drained mince and stir fry well till almost the water evaporates,sprinkle the powder spices and salt .fry 3-5 mins.

Add the chopped tomatoes and curd/yoghurt and cook on low heat covered for 4-5 mins.Stir in between,drop in the fresh curry leaves and cover till done.

This curry is a bit dry type.Transfer into a serving dish and serve as a main dish with rice and rasam or with chappatis.

Caution

While preparing non veg dishes,always take proper care to avoid contamination.so keep your chopping boards seperate for vegetables and meat and wash well and dry them before storing,even the strainers or colanders.

When marinating the meat always cover tightly and place in the refrigerator.

Mutton Methi and Potato Curry

Mutton Methi and Potato Curry

This is a gravy curry with greens and vegetable along with the mutton,using simple garam masala and yoghurt gives wonderful aroma as we add the greens part after cooking mutton curry first and finishing with vegetables lastly.The fresh herbs adds flavour to the dish.

Ingredients

As a first step,cook mutton curry with the things below

Mutton – 400 gms

Onion – 2 med

Ginger – 2 ” pc

Garlic – 6 cloves

Tomato – 2 med chopped

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 2 tbsps

Ingredients to add as a second step in the process

Methi/Fenugreek leaves – 1 bunch picked, washed and chopped

Fresh coriander – a handful washed and chopped

Green chillies -2 slit lengthwise

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Greens

Potatoes – 3 med peeled,washed and cut into chunks and fry in a tsp of oil till crust forms.

Pan fried Potatoes

Yoghurt – 1 cup whisked

(Cloves-2, Cinnamon-1”pc, Cardamom-2, Black peppercorns-4)  grind into powder

Method

First to cook mutton curry with the step one ingredients, chop one onion,and grind the other onion with ginger and garlic into a paste.

Place a pressure cooker pan on stove top and add oil,as it gets hot add chopped onion and fry 2 mins and add the paste of onion-ginger-garlic and fry well till brown and drop in the washed and drained mutton .

Saute well for 5 mins,add powders and salt stir well to combine and add chopped tomato and 2 cups of water pressure cook for 10 mins.

Turn of heat and release pressure and now add the step 2 ingredients,The fried potatoes,prepared methi leaves,fresh coriander,curry leaves,green chillies and powdered masala and stir well.

Things to go as a second step into the mutton curry

Add the whisked fresh yoghurt and stir on low flame for 3-4 mins and cover and simmer till thick and potatoes are done.

Turn off heat and serve hot.This curry has a delicious flavour.

Easy Fish Fry

Fish Fry with Onion Salad

Ingredients

King fish slices or fillets – 5-6 pcs

Red chilli powder

Turmeric powder

Salt as per taste

Pepper powder freshly ground

Oil – for shallow fry

For salad and Garnish

Red onion – 1 med and 1 large sliced onto rings

Carrot – 1 peel wash and use a 5 hole zester to get thin strips

Cucumber – 1 wash and do the same as carrot for thin strips

red chilli powder  – little to sprinkle

Mint leaves

Lemon Zest

Use the med onion rings,lemon zest and mint leaves for garnish.

Serving with Onion rings and lemon Zest

Mix the large onion rings with red chilli powder and top with carrot and cucumber strips for salad.

Fish fry with salad

For Fish Fry

Wash the fish pieces and pat dry ,just add all the ingredients and rub onto the fish pieces and keep for an hour and shallow fry.

Alter the ingredients according to your taste.

This is an easy way to fry fish,We can also add red chilli paste and ginger garlic paste to get more spicy one.Cooking is all fun and creative adding this and that and creating new dishes.

With simple Onion chilli powder rings

These are all the different creative ways to serve a simple dish and make it look like a Gourmet Dish…Thats a Special Presentation…

Serving in Style

Mutton Kofta Curry

Mutton Kofta Curry

This is a tasty meat balls in gravy dish,prepared with the easily available ingredients at home the aroma of this dish is simply superb and tempting..

Ingredients for Koftas(Meat Balls)

Mutton Mince/Boneless mutton – 500 gms

Onion – 1 med roughly chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped

Salt

Cloves – 5

Cinnamon 2 ” pc

Cardamom – 3

To prepare Koftas

First powder the spices using mortar and pestle and keep aside.

I used mince,so just wash the mince well two times and squeeze all the water away and place in a mixing bowl.

Grind the onion and green chilli in a mixer and add to the mince,add half of the spice powder also.Keep the remaining spice powder for later use.

Mix the mince well by adding salt and make small balls (koftas),as shown.

Prepared Koftas

Now place a skillet and add 4 cups of water and a tsp of oil and bring to boil.When water starts boiling gently add the koftas to the skillet and roll after 2 mins to turn them and cover cook 10 mins on med heat.

Remove the koftas and keep,save the broth for later use.

For Gravy you need

Oil  – 5-6 tsps

W.G.M – Cardamom-3,Cloves-3,Cinnamon-1” pc,Bay leaf – 1

Onion – 1 large finely chopped

Green chilli – 2 slit

Tomatoes – 2 med chop,microwave 1 min on high and make puree

Fresh coconut – 1/2 cup grated

Cashew nuts – 8-10 wash and add little water and microwave 2 mins on high

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp heaped

Yoghurt – 1 cup

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

Salt as per taste

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Clove,cinnamon and cardamom powder – saved while making koftas.

Method

Prepare tomato puree,Grind the microwaved cashews and fresh coconut and make a paste,and prepare fresh ginger garlic paste.

Ginger garlic paste,Cashew and fresh coconut paste and Tomato puree

The boiled koftas look like this.

Boiled koftas

 To start the process

Place a heavy bottom kadai or pan on heat and add oil,as it gets hot drop the W.G.M and stir a min,add the chopped onions,green chillies and saute till onion turns transluscent.

Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry well,reduce heat to low and add red chiili,turmeric and coriander powders stir well.

Then add the cashew-coconut paste and stir 3-5 mins till oil seperates,add tomato puree and stir cook increase the heat and continue stiring 4-5 mins.

Then lower the heat and add whisked yoghurt and stir continuosly or it will curdle and ruin the dish stir till it becomes almost thick a ,now add the koftas,salt and broth saved after boiling koftas and remaining clove,cinnamon,cardamom powder stir gently and simmer,add 1/2 cup water if needed and cover cook 6 mins,

Lastly sprinkle fresh coriander and turn of heat.

If you wish to get thick gravy curry keep for longer time and it appears this way.

Mutton Kofta curry in thick Gravy

Serve hot with rotis or chappatis.This is good with Rice too…

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