Mutton Stew is a popular recipe that is irresistibly delicious and can be made quite easily at home.
Preparation time: 45 minutes | Difficulty Level: Medium
- Mutton – ½ kg
- Potato – 2 medium (cooked and diced)
- Carrot – 1 big (cooked and diced)
- Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
- Onion – 3 medium sized (chopped)
- Garlic – 12 pods (sliced)
- Ginger – 1½” piece (chopped)
- Green chilly – 4 (slit)
- Curry leaves – 1 stem
- Cinnamon – 1″ piece
- Cardamom – 3
- Clove – 3
- Coconut Milk – 1 coconut’s milk.
- Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Mustard – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut Oil – As needed
- Ghee – 1 teaspoon
- Vinegar – 2 teaspoons
- Cashew-nuts – As needed (I added around 10)
- Raisins – As needed (I added around 10)
- Salt – As needed
- Clean and cook mutton in a pressure cooker adding salt and pepper powder. Keep it aside.
- Extract thick coconut milk and thin coconut milk from the grated coconut. Keep it aside separately.
- Add ghee to a thick bottomed pan. Fry the raisins and cashew-nuts separately and keep it aside.
- To the same pan add coconut oil and ghee. Add mustard seeds and whole black pepper and let it splutter. I add 1 teaspoon ghee to the oil as it enhances the taste.
- Add the spices now – Cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Stir for 2 minutes.
- Now add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Add salt. Saute for few minutes till the onion slightly turns brown.
- Add the cooked mutton pieces. Add the thin coconut milk. Stir well and let it boil slightly. Add the cooked potatoes and carrots. Taste it once and add salt if needed.
- Now it is time for us to add vinegar. Stir well. Our mutton stew is almost ready.
- Add the thick coconut milk. Do not allow the contents to boil after the thick coconut milk has been added.
- If you feel that the stew needs to be bit more thicker, you can add little bit of maida (All purpose flour) or rice flour mixed in water.
- Add the fried raisins and cashew-nuts kept aside.
Mutton stew is ready and can be served with Appam or bread. This makes an awesome breakfast. A good way to start a Sunday 🙂