We Indians always prefer to go with spicy dishes and here is another spicy side dish for you. I cooked this mutton chops without adding a single drop of water! Yes…you heard it right! No water has been added to cook the mutton. Only moisture from onion and tomato helped to cook the meat. Quite interesting right?! It was delicious too!!
Aromatic combination of all spices with tender meat… aww it was heavenly! I served it with chapathi and cucumber raita. It was really an amazing combination. This will also go very well with white rice/ ghee rice, Layered Paratha/Lacha Paratha (Multi Layered Indian Flat Bread), any other flat bread, Unsweetened Kalathappam/Kalthappam(Rice cake), pathiri, Chinese Steamed Bun etc….
I will give you one Tip for cooking mutton. Even if you are using pressure cooker or any other vessel to cook the mutton (for any other recipes), before adding water to cook the meat, simply saute it for some time in the oil first. After that you can add water if recipe asks to do it (usually we add mutton and water together in pressure cooker for Indian curry and all).Then you will get juicy and tender mutton.
Give your family a feast with this recipe, when you cook mutton next time. And let me know how you enjoyed it 😊.
Recipe inspired from Chef Herpal Singh’s show. Lets get started……
Health Tips :-
- Mutton consumption may lower the risk of inflammation in blood vessels and stabilize the heart beat.
- There are CLA in goat meat and which is a cancer preventing fatty acid.
- Vitamin B in it helps to burn body fat.
- Which is high in protein than beef.
- It is good for pregnant women since which will prevent anemia and birth defects.
- Mutton is also good for bone health.
- Some other health benefits are Here.
- Mutton/Lamb chop – 500 g
- Oil – 3 table-spoon
- Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch
- Cardamom – 4 to 5
- Cloves – 4 to 5
- Whole Black pepper – 1 tea-spoon
- Onion – 3 medium (300 g), finely chopped
- Green chilli – 1 or 2
- Ginger garlic paste -1 table-spoon
- Salt – to taste
- Red chilli powder – 1 tea-spoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tea-spoon
- Garam masala powder (1 tea-spoon)
- Tomato – 2 medium (200 g/ 1 1/4 cup) very finely chopped/puree.
- Mint leaves -1 tables spoon chopped
- Coriander leaves – 1 table-spoon chopped
- Yoghurt – 1/3 cup
- Wash and clean the mutton-chop , pat dry and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a non stick pan and add whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom,cloves,black pepper ) and saute untill you get nice aroma.
- Now add chopped onion and saute well untill it turn to soft and pink color ( about 4 to 5 minutes on medium flame)
- Then add ginger garlic paste and green chilli.
- After that add cleaned and dried mutton chops and saute well.
- Add salt to taste and close the lid and cook the meat for about 20 to 25 minutes by stirring time to time on medium flame. ( make sure not to burn the onion and mutton mix, you have to keep eye on it)
- After that, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garama masala powder to it and mix well.
- Now add very finely chopped tomato and chopped mint, coriander leaves and mix well. Cook again for another 15 to 20 minutes by stirring in between on low flame.
- After mutton cooked well, add yoghurt to it and mix well and switch off the flame.
- Garnish with mint leaves and serve hot.
Tips & Tricks :-
- Adjust the chilli/pepper as you prefer.
- It took me total 45 minutes to cook the meat completely. Cooking time may vary as per meat and flame used. Adjust the time accordingly.
- You must keep eye on the flame and meat. Since we are not adding water, it tend to burn. If your masala is too dry, you can add little drops of water while adding chilli, turmeric powder. But for me it wasn’t too dry, so did not add water.
- Use non stick pan and cook mutton slowly. That is the magic in this recipe.( don’t use pressure cooker)