Malabar Mutton Stew

Malabar Mutton Stew

 

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Mutton – 300 gm, cut into small pieces

Ginger – 1/2 tsp, crushed or choped

Garlic – 2 medium cloves, crushed or chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As required

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Other ingredients

2. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

3. Whole spices – Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp, cardamom – 2, cloves – 3 – 4, cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, bay leaf – 1, whole black pepper corns – 1/4 tsp

4. Onion – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced

Ginger – 1/2 inch, thinly sliced

Green chilly – 1 – 2, diagonally sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Carrot – 1 small, cut into rounds

Potato – 1 small, cubed

Green beans – 6, cut into 1 inch pieces diagonally

Fresh green peas – 3 tbsp

6. Thin coconut milk – 1 – 1.5 cups

Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup

7. Freshly crushed black pepper corns – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp + 1 – 2 pinches

8. Salt –  To taste

To season

9. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Pearl onions – 3, thinly sliced

Cashews – 4 – 5

Curry leaves – A few

Method

1. Marinate the mutton pieces with ingredients numbered 1 for at least 30 minutes. Pressure cook mutton for 4 whistles or until soft and done.

2. Heat coconut oil in a pan at medium heat. Add whole spices and stir until fragrant. Add onion and saute until transparent. Next add ginger, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute for a minute or two. Add carrot, potato, green beans and salt. Saute for a minute. Add thin coconut milk, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and cook covered for 3 – 4 minutes. Add the pressure-cooked mutton with gravy and fresh green peas. Mix well and continue cooking for a few more minutes until vegetables are done. Taste-check for salt. Add thick coconut milk and cook for a minute. Sprinkle freshly crushed pepper corns and a pinch of garam masala powder. Switch off.

3. Heat coconut oil in a small pan. Add sliced pearl onions and saute until light golden. Add cashews, curry leaves and saute until golden. Pour over the curry. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes. Serve with appam, idiyappam, chapathi etc.

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Malabar Mutton StewMalabar Mutton Stew

Recipe adapted from here

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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