March 28, 2017

Karahi Gosht/ Mutton Karahi

A perfect thriller makes my day and night too! A good book in hand and the literature within the levels of my understanding, then I have the potential of forgetting just about every thing around me - you will see me in the company of the book in the kitchen too. I may burn a chapatti or two in the go. I spent a major chunk of my single days immersed in such books and I had a perfect roommate for company. Our love for thrillers and mystery extended to television shows as well - Savdhaan India on Life Ok and Crime Patrol on Sony TV were hot favorites.  Both these shows end with the charming hosts signing off  saying - Be Cautious!! Our cautiousness extended to a level were both of us doubted everything we saw and heard. So negative was the impact that we decided to stop watching these series and stick to books which were more of fictitious work than reality.

My married days are no better - both of us love the same kind of book and we had membership in the same chain of library - Just Books in Bangalore. Post marriage we cancelled my membership and upgrading his and the reason for cancelling mine on the form was - 'Got Married'! Archies Library in Karama is our favorite haunt for books. A good thriller could see us through a bad day and once you have reached the last few pages of the book - you have those moments when you somehow wanna get hold of the book and find out the culprit. I am now an expert at guessing the culprit too - yeah atleast 70% of the times I do - so beware if you wanna watch a thriller with me - I may spoil the fun!

If you are wondering why I am rambling on about thrillers - I have a book in hand now that I started reading yesterday and can't wait to get back to it !

So let me go and have my hot cup of chai with my book while you guys take a look at this recipe. It is simple - because you cook most of the ingredients together and you have your time to grab a book if you need between cooking!

  1. Mutton/Lamb - 1 kg
  2. Ginger garlic paste - 3 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Butter - 50 grams
  5. Onions - 4 medium sliced
  6. Tomato - 2 medium sliced
  7. Kalonji/Nigella seeds - 1/2 tsp
  8. Jeera powder/cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder - 3 tsp
  10. Kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  12. Coriander leaf - 1 cup tightly packed
  13. Kasoori methi - 4 tbsp
  14. Water - 1 cup
  15. Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  16. Salt

  • Marinate the mutton pieces in turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste for 30 minutes.
  • Heat butter in a deep bottomed pan, Add the marinated mutton slices to this and let it fry until the mutton pieces just begin to change color.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes,kalonji,cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder along with salt. Coat the meat in the masala and let the meat cook covered on medium low. This may take 45 minutes to an hour depending on the mutton you use.
  • Crush the kasoori methi between your palms and add it to the gravy. Sprinkle the coriander leaves.
  • Finally add the yogurt and adjust salt.
  • Serve hot!

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