Pepper mutton is one such recipe which never lets me down, especially because I use peppercorns grown back home in our backyard. I bring atleast 1/2 kilo of sundried peppercorns from India every year and freshly crush it for pepper based recipes.
Atleast some of my FB friends knew that Nisha who blogs at Look who is cooking too came down to our place during easter holidays and I prepared this for our dinner to go with Malabar chicken biriyani (recipe will follow soon ), since she wanted to know the recipe I am dedicating this post to her :) The picture might not be a good looking one as it was shot just before the sunset in a hurry but this recipe is a keeper ! We had a great night that day. Do u want to see what she brought for us that day ? An amazing tres leche cake, it was an amazing dessert and nearly half of the cake was gone the same day and the rest we finished the next day. Little A who generally dont eat cold things also had fair share of the cake !
Mutton/ Lamb - 500 gm
Onions - 2( large)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tbs
Coriander powder - 2 tbs
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Whole garam masla
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cardamom - 2 pods
Bay leaf -1
Star anise -1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
1.Marinate the mutton with red chilly powder,tumeric powder, coriander powder,cumin powder,pepper powder and half of the ginger garlic paste and keep aside for 1 hour.
2.Pressure cook the mutton for 5-10 whistles adding 1/2 cup of water until they are cooked.
3.In a saucepan take some oil , sputter cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Add the whole spices and stir for few seconds.
4.Add finely chopped onions and saute until it becomes brown in colour.
5.Add rest of the ginger garlic paste and saute again until the raw smell goes. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until it is well cooked and mushy.
6.Add cooked mutton cover and cook in a lowflame for a few minutes.
7.Finally add freshly crushed peppercorns, garam masala and curry leaves.To make the mutton dry ,cook for few minutes uncoverd until the mutton is well coated in the gravy.