This day, we made plans for a mutton special. Darsheel, my 11 month old infant was cranky staying enclosed for winter. So, I wanted to give more of my time to him so that he enjoyed the sunny day with Mommy and Daddy. I just wanted some special stuff with less effort. Therefore, I prepared a simple pressure cooker mutton jhola with minimal spice and effort.
- Mutton – 1 lb (454 gms)
- Onions – 2 medium sized
- Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
- Ginger- 1 inch
- Garlic – 10 – 12 big cloves
- Kashmiri red chilies – 4-5
- Red chilies for tempering – 2
- Coriander powder – 2 tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch
- Garam masala – 2 tsp
- Coriander leaves for garnishing
- Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
- Salt – according to taste
- Sugar – 1tsp
- Mustard oil – 3 tbsp
Steps of Preparation:
- Chop 1 and 1/2 onions.
- Grind the 1/2 onion, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds and red chilies to a paste, add water only if needed.
- Wash the mutton (I used goat meat) and pat dry.
- Heat a pressure cooker or wide bottom pan.
- Add 3 tbsp of mustard oil and let it heat for 2 mins.
- To the pan, add the sugar, red chilies and onion and cook till the onions are translucent.
- Add the ground paste to the hot oil and let it cook for 5-7 mins, till all the raw aroma goes away.
- Then add the mutton pieces, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to it and let it cook for 15-20 mins covered.
- After the oil separated from the meat, add 1 cup of water and pressure cook till 5-7 whistles till the meat is well cooked and soft.
- Then season the curry with garam masala and cinnamon powder.
Serve the gorgeous mutton curry with rice or rotis and munch with a side salad. I don’t generally prefer anything else with mutton as it alone is too heavy to make me full.