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COORGI MUTTON CURRY/KARAVELLI YARCHI CURRY

[A popular chicken dish from Coorg.It is the one of the district of Karnataka] Preparation time—20 minutes Cooking time—40 minutes
Serving—4 Category—non-veg.
INGREDIENTS
• Mutton, small pieces 800 gm
• Turmeric powder 1tsp
• Red chili powder 1tsp
• Onions, chopped ¾ cup
• Ginger, garlic paste 1tbsp
• Tamarind extracts 2tbsp
• Curry leaves 10-12
• Coriander leaves chopped 1tbsp
• Oil 3tbsp
• Salt to taste
FOR THE MASALA
• Coriander seeds 1tbsp
• Cumin seeds 1tsp
• Mustard seeds 1tsp
• Cinnamon 1small stick
• Cloves 10-12
• Pepper corns 1tsp
• Poppy seeds 2tbsp
• Coconut, grated 1cup
METHOD
1-Cut mutton into small pieces, apply turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt over the mutton pieces and keep aside for half an hour.
2-Dry roast all masala ingredients till light brown in color, allow it cool, and then grind it to a smooth paste using little water.
3-Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add onions and curry leaves and fry till brown, add marinated mutton pieces and sauté on high flame till mutton pieces becomes brown from all the sides.
4-Add ginger, garlic paste and salt, sprinkle little water and continue to cook on medium heat for another 4-5 minutes.
5-Add ground masala, mix well. Add 2½ cups of water, bring it to boil, reduce the heat and simmer till mutton is tender. Add in tamarind extract and mix.
6- Remove from fire and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

About Anil Kumar

Chef at Mayuri Farms and Restaurant