Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu

Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • Mutton – 500 grams

  • Oil – 3 tbsp

  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick

  • Cardamom pods – 2

  • Cloves – 3

  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp

  • Shallots Onions – around 10-15 sliced

  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp

  • Tomatoes – 1 large chopped finely

  • Salt - 1 tbsp or to taste

  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp

  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp

  • Water - 2 cups or as needed

  • Green Chilly – 2 slit (optional)

  • Coriander Leaves - 2-3 tbsp chopped

  • For Roasting & Grinding: Dry Red Chilly – 4 or as per your heat preference

  • Whole Peppercorns – 1 tsp

  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

  • Star Anise – 1

  • Cardamom – 3

  • Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp

  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 medium stick

  • Fennel Seed – 1 tsp

  • Stone flower(Kal Pasi/dagad phool) – 2-3 peices (optional)

  • Coconut – 1/4 cup

Directions

  • 01

    Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients mentioned in the grinding list till a nice aroma comes out of it. Let it cool down and blend it into a fine powder. Keep aside.

  • 02

    Now heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the whole spices, curry leaves and let them crackle for a min. Add the shallots, ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.

  • 03

    Add the tomatoes and saute till tomatoes turns mushy. Add in salt and turmeric powder, chilly powder and mix well.

  • 04

    Add the mutton and mix well. Cook for around 5-10 mins stirring occasionally till the water released from mutton evaporates.

  • 05

    Now add the grounded spice powder and toss well so that the masala coat nicely with the mutton. Cook for around 5 mins.

  • 06

    Add water and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release on its own.

  • 07

    Open the cooker and adjust the gravy consistency as per your requirements. Add chopped coriander leaves, slit greeb chillies, give a quick stir and take off the heat.

  • 08

    Enjoy with piping hot steam rice or any Indian flat breads.

  • 09

    Enjoy

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