Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mutton Stew - Kerala Style (Version 1)

Mutton - 1 kg
Onion - 3 large
Ginger - a small piece - finely chopped
Garlic - 6 flakes chopped nicely
Green Chili - 4 slit lengthwise
Potato - 2
Carrot -1
Curry leaves - few
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cardamom - 4 nos
Cloves - 2 nos
Bay leaves - 2
Fennel - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tbs
Pepper - 2 tsp (i used whole pepper)
Salt to taste

Wash the mutton pieces thoroughly and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles and leave aside. Wash potatoes and carrot, peel off the skin and cut into cubes 
Heat oil in a pan and when its  hot add cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom, cloves and fennel and fry till nice aroma comes, then add the  chopped ginger and garlic and saute until the raw smell disappears. Now add the sliced onions along  and green chillies, saute until the onion turns translucent. At this stage add coriander powder and crushed pepper and mix well, add in the pressure cooked mutton pieces, cover with the lid and cook on medium heat. After 5 to 10 minutes add cubed potato and carrot and cook. When its done add coconut milk, give a nice stir and switch off the heat.
Heat a small kadai, add 1tsp of ghee, when its hot add curry leaves to it and transfer it to the mutton gravy.

Serve with appam, idiappam, parotta................. Enjoy!!!!