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Mutton Chukka

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A traditional South Indian recipe.
  Mutton 1 Pound
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chilly powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 2 Large, finely chopped
  Tomatoes 1 Large, diced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), sliced
  Green chillies 3 Large
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 4 Small
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 2 Small
  Cardamom 4 Small
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Red chillies 4 Medium (whole)
For garnish
  Cilantro leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 1 Teaspoon

1. In a mixing bowl, marinate the mutton with turmeric, black pepper, red chilly powder, ginger powder, garlic powder and salt.

2. When marinated well, cook the mutton in a pressure cooker until it softens.
3. For making dry masala - In a pan, heat some oil and a sauté fennel seed, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and bay leaves.
4. Add sliced garlic and whole red chillies. Sauté for a while.
5. When garlic is tender, add chopped onions and sauté for a while.
6. Add chopped onions and sauté till it is light brown.
7. When onions are golden add tomato and cook over low flame till it turns really thick.
8. Add mutton to this masala and stir for a while. Turn off the heat.

9. Garnish with cilantro and curry leaves. Serve with rice or chapatti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes

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