Sunday, 30 November 2014

Mutton Chops | Mutton Chukka

Mutton cooked in spices & dry roasted


Who doesn't love a dry roasted mutton dish with less oil & practically no frying? Yes, the recipe for the day is an easy, hassle free & diet friendly mutton sukka or mutton chaps. Actually, you do not need a main course for this dish, you can savour it just like that as a snack. Also you can pair it up with sambar sadam/rasam sadam/puliserry and it would taste heaven ! 

My mom used to make a variation of this dish with chicken but it was at my friend 'D's place during a dinner party that I saw this made with mutton as a dry roast and immediately, me & Deeps fell for it. From the pics, don't think of it as burnt, as my dad commented, it is the colour of the dried onions & masala ;) So what you waiting for, try it out & get accolades from your family & friends & do let me know too :)

Recipe Source : From my friend 'D'

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time : 45-60 minutes

I Used:

Mutton - ½ kg
Onion - 2 medium sized - chopped
Tomato - 2 small sized - chopped
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - As needed
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Water - ¼ cup
Coriander leaves - To Garnish

To Temper:

Oil-3 tbsp
Fennel seeds-½ tsp
Cinnamon-½ inch stick
Cloves-2-3 nos
Bay leaf-1 leaf
Curry leaves-2 sprigs

The Way:

  1. Cut the mutton into medium bite sized pieces. Rinse the pieces thoroughly in water
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the mutton pieces, chopped onion, chopped tomato, ginger-garlic paste, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, curry leaves and water and mix well
  3. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or until the mutton is cooked
  4. In a pan, heat oil. Temper the fennel seeds. Add bay leaf, cinnamon & cloves. Saute for about 30 seconds
  5. Then add the cooked mutton & curry leaves. Cook on low flame until the water evaporates and it becomes completely dry
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Serve with Jeera Rice/Peas Pulav/Coconut Milk Rice/Mutton Biriyani or Roti/Porrottas