Friday, June 9, 2017

Mutton Curry with Chana Dal | Mutton/Lamb Curry | Non Veg Recipe

Mutton Curry with Chana Dal, a traditional curry made from mutton/lamb, chana dal and other veggies. Many may think that mutton with dal is a weird combo, but trust me, this is one of the tastiest curry i have tasted so far. We have been making this curry in our family for generations. My aachi(grandma) was a expert in making this curry and we all quite fond of her mutton curry.
Aachi(grandma) used to cook the mutton in open pot,that was before pressure cooking era. So here in the recipe, i have used pot to cook  the mutton, in that way you can make sure that all the veggies, dal and mutton are cooked perfectly. But if you're in short of time, you can very well cook the mutton alone in pressure cooker to speed up the process .

Mutton Curry with Chana Dal

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 50 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Lamb/Mutton - 1 lb
Chana Dal - 2 tbsp
Potato - 1
Drumstick -1
Pearl onion - 7
Tomato -1
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sesame Oil - 1&1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 4 
Cardamom - 2
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
To grind 
Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
Fennel Seed - 1/2 tsp

Procedure
Soak the chana dal for 20 mins. Peel the onions, chop the tomato and potato into small cubes,cut the drumstick into 1&1/2 inch pieces & slit them vertically.Heat the kadai with oil, add cinnamon,cloves and cardamom & fry it in oil for 30 secs.Add onions and curry leaves,saute till the onions becomes translucent, then add the cleaned mutton pieces and saute in the oil till the outer surface of mutton pieces changes its color.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves and then add the tomatoes.Add 1 cup of water and cover the kadai with lid and cook it for 10 mins.Then add the chana dal.Add all spices(turmeric,red chili and coriander powder), mix well and cover cook the mutton.Once the mutton is half done, add the potatoes and drumsticks and again cover cook all together.Once mutton and other veggies are cooked well,add salt. Grind the ingredients listed under "To grind" into smooth paste.Add the coconut paste into the curry and mix well & cook till oil separates on the top.That's it,Traditional Mutton Curry is ready. Sprinkle some coriander leaves on top while serve.
Notes:
  • Mutton takes minimum 40 mins to cook in open pot.
  • Add salt once the mutton is well cooked, otherwise it takes very long time to cook the mutton.
  • We like non veg curry as bit spicy,so added 1 tsp of chili powder, if you don't want that much spicy add 3/4 tsp of chili powder.


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