Mutton curry. Skip the takeaway and make the best authentic dish at home with this easy one pot recipe. Flavored with aromatic spices, herbs and yogurt, this curry features melt-in-your-mouth bites of mutton in rich lip-smacking sauce. Enjoy it with your favorite side – steamed rice, naan, or parathas.
Cooking a hearty homemade meal doesn’t necessarily mean spending your valuable time in the kitchen. The fact is that not all dishes are created equal. While some recipes require 2-3 hours of prep, others give you utterly delicious food in no time at all. So, here’s a delicious recipe to cook an easy fancy dinner for your loved ones.
The Best Mutton Curry Recipe
You have three options to cook this dish – stovetop, instant pot or slow cooker. You can find the detailed instructions in the ‘recipe section’ below. But now, let’s talk about the stovetop method of making this amazing curry.
First, marinate the meat. Toss it in a mixture of ground turmeric, red chili powder, salt, minced ginger and garlic, and yogurt. Yogurt is a necessary ingredient in this recipe, it makes the meat more tender and succulent. If possible, marinate overnight for best results.
Second, make onion tomato paste. Sauté onions and tomatoes in a little oil. Once onions are lightly browned and tomatoes turn mushy, let the mixture cool down slightly before grinding to a smooth paste.
Next, make the mutton curry. Start with frying the whole spices including cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and cloves. You’ll also need to fry onions alongside ginger and garlic. Next, fry the powdered spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander and red chili powder. Give this a quick stir fry and stir in the tomato onion paste.
When you start to see oil separating, add mutton, and stir fry over high heat. After some time, you will notice a little water in the water. This is actually released from mutton. At this stage, add water. Cook mutton for about 1 and 1/2 hours.
The final step of making this mutton curry – stir in garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves. And done! Flavorful curry to serve with rice or naan.
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