I don’t know what, but mutton recipes never work out for me. Although I love cooking and eating mutton but somehow or the other they just don’t come out that grand, a something to show-off kinda one’s you know.
So today I gave it a shot at another one. This ones by Zubaida Tariq, very famous in Pakistan for her dishes and her tootkay (tips). I must say, I’m a huge fan of her tips but not that happy with her cooking, it’s just that she has a different cooking style, otherwise she’s very good and admire by oh-so-many.
Oh well since I told my cousin that I’m no good with making mutton recipes, she told me try out this recipe and to my surprise, it went great. The mutton was soft and tender, juicy at the same time and the gravy was thick and red. Fit for kings I must say hehe
All you need>>>
Mutton——————- 1 kg
Green Cardamons——- 8
Onion——————— 1 large, thinly sliced
Salt———————— according to taste
Oil————————– 1 cup
Red chillies powder—— 1 tbsp
Coriander powder——- 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder— 1 tsp
Garlic/ginger paste——- 2 tbsp
Black cumin seeds——— 1 tsp
Yogurt——————— 1 cup
Poppy seeds (khashkhash)— 1 1/2 tsp
How it’s made>>>
- In a bowl combine mutton, yogurt, g/g paste, coriander powder, salt, garam masala powder, red chillies powder and poppy seeds, mix well.
- Take oil in a pan and put onions, cook till they are golden brown, don’t over do it or else they will burn and turn black. Spread them over newspaper to keep them crisp.
- Now crush the golden brown onions to tiny bits and add into the mutton mixture.
- Add the mutton mixture into a pot and cover it, cook it on slow flame, till all the water dries.
- When all the water is dried, cook it for further two minutes and then add 2 more glasses of water, cover again.
- Grind cumin seeds, cardamons and 5 almonds together and keep aside.
- When mutton is soft and tender, add the grinded ingredients and mix well.
- Cook it for further 5-6 minutes until gravy thickens and oil comes on the surface.
- Slice rest of the almonds and spread on top.
Serve it hot with Naan, em ‘emmm!
You’ll love it for sure insha Allah!