Cooking mutton might be a costly one for beginners. It might be a bit difficult to be cooked due to the fact that one can easily get tired waiting endlessly for the mutton to cook properly. Having said that, keep your worries aside as I will guide you on how you could cook 'Mutton Peratal' without a pressure cooker in just 5 easy steps (with pictures).
This recipe will be ideal for college students or those who are staying at hostel with limited utensils. Additionally, I won't be using pressure cooker for this since only a normal pan will be used throughout the end (makes your life easier!).
[Preparations for 4 pax]
[Preparation time: < 15 minutes]
[Cooking time: ~45 minutes]
- 500g mutton (cut in cubes)
- Spices (cinnamon stick 1 inch, 2 or 3 cloves, mustard seeds and cumin seeds)
- 2 medium potatoes (cut almost the same size as the mutton)
- 2 medium chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tbsp onion paste
- Curry leaves
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 tbsp chilli paste (optional)
- 2 tbsp Baba's meat masala powder
- 10ml-20ml coconut milk
- Salt as required
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- Fresh coriander leaves (optional)
Heat some oil in a pan and add in all the spices at one go followed by items (5 ~ 7). Let them cook for 5 minutes or until the paste turns into golden brown. (TIPS: Make sure that the spices are not burnt and always keep the flame in medium heat)
Add in the mutton and potatoes and allow them to mix well with the paste. Pour a cup of water (250ml) to boil the mutton and add in some salt. (TIPS: This is to ensure that the mutton won't smell and the addition of salt will amplify the taste)
After 5 minutes, add in chopped tomatoes and continue boiling. Once the tomatoes are mashed in the mixture, add in the items (8 ~ 10) and keep stirring it. This is followed by adding chilli paste after 5 minutes. (TIPS: Chilli paste is added to increase the spicyness. You may skip this if you are not into spicy foods. The chilli paste can also be replaced with chilli powder)
Meat masala powder shall be added after 15 minutes together with salt as needed. Add in more water and allow the mixture to keep boiling. This will allow the mutton to cook properly and blend in with the masala powder. Keep stirring it every now and then and more water can be added if the mutton is not fully cooked.
Add in coconut milk a few minutes before taking the dish off heat. Turn off the heat once the meat had became tender and garnish it with coriander leaves. (TIPS: Coconut milk is added to thicken the gravy and to eradicate the raw masala taste. Coriander leaves are added as a decorative purpose and you may skip this as well if you want to)
And here's the end result
Enjoy cooking everyone and sorry for my bad photography skills. Will definitely improve it in the near future. 🙂
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