Mutton Saaru - Mutton Curry without Coconut

Mutton is a rarity in our house. It is even more rarely cooked than chicken. My Sunday special includes more of fish & chicken. Although, I like mutton when it is tender and cut into boneless pieces. Mutton with bones works well to prepare a rich and flavourful biryani and other mutton curries. I am making Mutton Saaru, which is without coconut. This recipe is equally delicious with mild flavor of whole spices cooked along Mutton. Finally the masala paste which gives the aromatic flavor of roasted methi seeds and Jeera. This recipe tastes best after 3-4 hours of preparation. You can adjust the spice requirement, by using red chili as per your need.

 Ingredients
    • 1 kg medium cut Mutton pieces  
    • 2 onions thin slices  
    • 2 tomato chopped 
    • 2 Ginger-garlic chopped  
    • 5 slit green chilli 
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder  
    • Salt to taste 
    • 3-4 tbsp ghee  
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil

    Whole spices :

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds   
    • 1/2 tsp Snauf  
    • 1/2 tsp Shaha Jeera   
    • 1 mace 
    • 1" cinnamon stick  
    • 4 Cardamom (crushed) 
    • 6 cloves 
    • 1 star anise 

    Masala paste : 

    Ghee roast the following one by one. Grind to smooth paste with adequate water. 

    • 15 Bydagi red chilli 
    • 8-10 garlic cloves 
    • 1 onion chopped
    • 2 tbsp coriander seeds 
    • 1 tsp Cumin seeds 
    • 1 tsp pepper corn
    • 1 tsp Methi seeds 
    • 1/2 snauf
    • 1/2 musturd
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 

    For tempering :

    • 1 onion sliced 
    • 3 red chilli
 Method
  • Mutton Saaru - Mutton Curry without Coconut Method-1

    1) Heat 2 tbsp each Ghee & coconut oil in cooker. Add all whole spices one by one. Saute for a minute.
    2) Add green chilli, ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2 minutes.Add chopped onions, turmeric powder. Fry until transparent. Add tomatoes fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add the Mutton pieces. 1 tbsp Salt. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add 6 cup water. Mix well. Pressure cook for 8-10. Remove 3 cups of Mutton stock and use it as soup. (if you do not want soup, add 3-4 cup water only).
    3) Now add the ground masala paste. Add the masala water. Mix well and cook the masala until oil leaves the gravy.
    4) Temper the Mutton Curry by adding fried onion and red chilli along 2 tbsp Ghee. Mix well.
    5) Add the finely chopped cilantro. Mix well. Add salt if necessary for the Mutton Curry. Mutton Saaru is ready to be served. Serve it along ragi mudde or Steamed rice or Ghee Rice.

  • Mutton Saaru - Mutton Curry without Coconut Method-2
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