Friday, November 5, 2010

Malvani Mutton Masala

Ingredients needed for the Malvani  Mutton Masala:
 1/2 kilo mutton
 2 cups chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger paste
 1 tbsp garlic paste
1/4 cup Coriander leaves chopped
 1/2 cup Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
If you have ready made Malvani Masala Powder with you you can use that. If not, then Roast and grind the following ingredients  in to a fine powder.

Ingredients for the Malvani Masala Powder 
Red dry chillies - 10
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Cloves - 4-5
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Green cardamoms - 4-5 pods
Black cardamoms - 2-3 pods
Dry grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds  - 1 tsp

How to prepare the Malvani Mutton Masala. 
Heat a oil in a fry pan, add the ingredients for the Malvani Masala, add the grated coconut and fry till it is brown in colour.
Remove this mixture from heat and grind it after it cools down to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Shallow  fry onions separately with 3 tbsp of oil until golden brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste to it and mix well. Stir for about 30 seconds
Add mutton, fry for a minute or two.
Add the coconut masala mixture and turmeric powder along with 2 cups of water. Cover and cook on a low flame. do not let the meat boil vigorously, let it just simmer  as the high heat will make the meat hard and chewy)
Once the mutton is tender, add more water if you like to adjust the consu=istency the curry to be not as thick and simmer for a minute or two more.
 Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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