A spicy Andhra Style Mutton curry that can be served along with steamed rice, biryani or with parathas for a delicious weekend lunch!
This Mutton Curry Andhra Style is made in a spicy onion tomato gravy with Indian spices and is quite easy to make as well. We normally make this gravy for the weekend lunch and serve it with Steamed Rice, or as most times with Biryanis.
The same curry can be served with chapatis or rotis as it makes an excellent side dish to be scooped or mop with rotis.
What are the different ways to cook the Mutton?
Mutton takes slow cooking to become soft to eat. So the best method to cook Mutton is always in a pressure cooker. Again when to pressure cook also matters. You can either pressure cook the meat with salt and turmeric before cooking it in a biryani. Else you can make the gravy and then pressure cook as a whole.
Which method you want to follow purely depends on the dish you are going to make. In today’s gravy, I have made the gravy and finally pressure cooked it.
How do you soften mutton when cooking?
Many feel mutton becomes tough or hard after cooking. When you are going to use the Mutton in a biryani, you can marinate the meat with lemon and salt for 30 mins or more, than cook it with spices.
Other methods can be to cook it in a pressure cooker. Using pressure cooker surely makes it fast and the meat also becomes soft.
This Andhra Style Mutton Curry is for the BM#108, Week 4 where I have chosen to pick a state and share dishes from its region. Since we mostly make Andhra Style non vegetarian dishes, I have picked up Andhra Pradesh.
When we talk about the regions of Andhra Pradesh, previously we could separate it as Rayalaseema, Costal Andhra and Telanga. Since Telanga separated to become a state, we have just two regions. So to make things easy for myself, I just choose to go by the Districts. I am familiar with Chittoor, Anantapur and to a certain extent Kurnool when my Aunt lived there.
So for this week, I will be sharing some non vegetarian specials from these regions.
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Andhra Style Mutton Curry ~ Step By Step Pictures
500 gms Mutton
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 cup Onions finely chopped
2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Rock Salt to taste
1/4 cup Mint Leaves
1/4 cup Coriander Leaves
3/4 cup Tomato puree
2 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 cup Coconut Milk thick
2 cup Water
5 to 6 Cashew nuts paste
How to make the Mutton Curry
Wash the mutton, let it drain in the colander.
Heat a Kadai with oil. Add the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Saute well.
Then add finely chopped onions. Saute till the onions changes colour.
Add the chopped mint and coriander leaves, and cook till it gets nicely done.
Next, add the ginger garlic paste and cook for 5 mins.
Add the drained mutton pieces, saute on high flame till the water starts coming out.
Add turmeric powder and continue cooking.
Next, tomato puree, then chilli powder, coriander powder. Cook with lid covered for 10 mins.
Make sure the water is all evaporated. Saute well.
Now add water and bring to a boil.
When it is slightly thick, add the coconut milk and cashew paste.
Transfer to the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles or till done.
Once the pressure falls down, garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves
Serve with rotis or biryani