Mutton is one of the most underrated meats in India. It’s tasty and healthy, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t enjoy it, especially when cooked well. The problem with mutton is that there are so many different recipes out there you probably need help figuring out where to start looking. The good news? These recipes will help guide you toward cooking mutton dishes that people will be returning for repeatedly!
Spiced Mutton Curry
This recipe is a twist on the traditional mutton curry by adding some spice. The recipe is based on my own, but I used various ingredients to create a more flavorful dish. The spices are cardamom, turmeric, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, cayenne pepper, garam masala, and vegetable oil.
I also added garlic cloves that were crushed and peeled with the skin on. You’ll need about 10 ounces of yogurt or sour cream for this recipe and one cup of water or tomato sauce.The first step is to heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Once hot, add your crushed garlic, cardamom pods, turmeric, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, and cayenne pepper. Stir everything together well so that each spice is coated in oil. Add one teaspoon of garam masala powder to help flavor it all.
- Cut up the mutton into small chunks and put them in a saucepan with onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, tomato puree or canned tomatoes (diced), salt, ground black pepper powder, and red chili powder.
- If you want your curry to be less spicy, use only one teaspoon of red chili powder. Add water to cover all the ingredients in the saucepan and stir well.
- Cook on high heat till it comes to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the meat gets tender. Stir occasionally to prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Add yogurt, mint leaves, and other spices (powdered cloves, cinnamon, garam masala powder) in step 2 if you want extra flavor.
- Keep stirring when adding more water because you don’t want your curry to become too thick.
- Once done, transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor, blend until smooth, then pour it back into a saucepan over low heat, constantly stirring so that gravy doesn’t burn.
This dish originates from the Indian subcontinent, where it is a popular breakfast food, traditionally served with onion chutney. The dish is also typical in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The dish consists of minced mutton or lamb mixed with spices, rice, tomatoes (or tomato paste), peas, and other vegetables like potatoes or carrots. It can be eaten on its own as a one-pot meal or as a side dish to another curry at dinner time.
A distinct ingredient of keema matar is peas. Black-eyed peas are commonly used, but other varieties of peas or even beans can be added to give them a more earthy flavor. Garlic and onions also add to their pungent taste, while ginger gives it that unique spicy bite.
You can substitute fresh onions or spring onions with shallots to change up its taste too. If you’re making an Indian version of keema matar, add some tomatoes.
When looking for a mutton recipe, it is essential to know the different parts of the dish. This way, you can pick one that suits your needs. Here are some of the most popular recipes:
Mutton Korma Recipe This dish has a creamy texture which means it’s good with rice or naan bread.
The preparation of mutton biryani is a long process. It requires patience to cook as well as time. But it is worth it because once you have tasted its delicious aroma, you will never look back.
The best part about mutton biryani is that you can make it in two ways one by using a pressure cooker and the other on an open fire or cooking stove.
The Galouti kebab is a popular recipe of mutton that originated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It contains minced mutton, green chilies, onions, salt, and pepper. The dish is usually served with naan or Rotis. It was initially considered an elite dish within the royal cuisine of Mughal era Lucknow.
Recipes of mutton lovers is an online platform that gives information about various mutton recipes. The website has a comprehensive collection of delicious recipes that are easy to cook and budget-friendly. You can find some snack recipes for kids and exotic dishes you would love to try. Along with all these, there is also a section of quick ideas to make your meal more delicious and enjoyable.
This dish is traditionally served in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The meat is cooked with onion, ginger, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cumin powder, and coriander powder.
The cooking process takes about 3 hours to complete, but the wait is worth it as the meat becomes so soft that it falls off the bone. Nihari is usually eaten with roti bread or naan bread.
This dish is usually served with a large portion of rice. Pair your nihari with a curry like a daal or a curry, usually made from lentils, to ensure you get enough protein. It’s best to balance your meal so that one carbohydrate source is accompanied by at least one other carbohydrate and one protein source.
Eating fresh fruit with your meal is also a good idea as they’re high in vitamins and minerals. You can also add sliced cucumbers or tomatoes to add flavor without adding many calories. Finish off your plate with lime juice it will help boost digestion!
Next, add your mutton or lamb meat (preferably something that’s already been cubed) and stir until each piece is fully coated with spices and pieces of garlic from earlier. If you’re using yogurt or sour cream instead of water/tomato sauce, you can add that too, but only half at first; stir everything together before adding more.