March 02, 2016

South Indian Mutton Curry with coconut

Ingredients for the South Indian style mutton curry
1/2 kilo mutton, clean and cut it into small pieces
1 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup chopped Tomato
1 tsp chilli Powder
2tsps coriander powder
1 tsp chopped garlic
2 tsps ginger, crushed or chopped very fine
3/4 cups grated coconut
4 cloves crushed
2 pieces cinnamon  crushed
3 tbsps oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

How to prepare the Mutton Curry?
Heat oil in a pressure pan, add onions ginger and garlic. Fry well till they get brown in the edges and somewhat golden.
Add the powder masalas, crushed cloves and cinnamon and mix well. Stir till it loses the raw smell.
Add mutton pieces and stir well till the colour changes and the masala blend well with the mutton.
Add a cup of water and pressure cook till three whistles or about 10 minutes after you put the weight on.
Meanwhile grind the grated coconut, and cumin seeds to a nice paste .
When the mutton is cooked and tender add the chopped tomatoes.
when the tomatoes turn soft add the ground coconut paste,and salt to taste.
When it comes to boil remove from fire and cover it. Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve with steaming rice or chapathies or rotis.

This is a very simple and easy to make curry. If you do not want coconut then leave it and add a little more chopped tomatoes. This will taste just as nice.
You can add coconut milk also instead of coconut paste.
If you are in a hurry, you can also mix a little ready made coconut powder  in a little water and add.
Coconut powder and coconut milk is available ready made over the counter in supermarkets.

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