Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mutton Masala- n' my Relocation Challenges

Ok, this post has been living in my draft long enough i guess....i made this a while ago but i was lazy to type the recipe from the book n' it's just been lying i decided to take control of the situation n' type out the whole thing late last evening.

There are just way too many changes happening in my life right now...we are relocating back to india (from bahrain) n' we are slowly selling of things we don't (or rather can't) take back home n' will have to start sending off things home that we want to take back with with all that happening...i'm gonna be fridge-less, oven-less, gasburner-less n' most likely pots n' pans less for a month or a little while longer....imagine that???....i'm dreading the thought...but at the same time it feels like it's gonna be a challenge to win if you guyz don't find me here for a while, or if you find my serving dish n' cooking dish is the same you will know why.....i'll be back with a lot of energy n'zing in sometime....but for the time being i'm thinking what will our meals be like this coming please do wish us well...:)...again this recipe is from my Nita's Mehta's here you go...


1. Mutton: 500gms (preferably use pieces with bones)
2. Onions: 4 medium (chopped)
3. Ghee or Oil: 5-6tbsp (used only 3tbsp)
4. Bay Leaf: 1no
5. Garlic: 8-10 flakes (crushed to paste)
6. Ginger: 1" piece (crushed to paste)
7. Salt: 3/4tsp or as per taste
8. Red Chili Powder: 3/4 tsp
9. Garam Masala: 3/4tsp
10.Turmeric Powder: 1/2tsp
11.Coriander Powder: 1tsp
12.Cumin Seeds: 3/4tsp (crushed)
13.Tomatoes: 4 large (pureed)
14.Green Chili: 1 (chopped) (the original recipe didn't ask for this)
15. Water: 1cup


Step 1: In a pressure cooker heat oil or ghee. Add the bay leaf and chopped onions. Stir fry for 4-5mins on medium flame till onions turn light brown.

Step 2: Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute

Step 3: Add the mutton pieces and cook for 15minutes on medium heat stirring every few minutes.

Step 4: Add the tomato puree to the above and mix well. Stir for 10-12 minutes on high flame.

Step 5: Add salt, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder and crushed cumin seeds to the above. Mix well and cook for 3-4minutes.

Step 6: Add 1 cup water, mix well and close the cooker. Allow it to cook till 2 whistles. Keep on low heat or another 15mins. Remove from fire. Let the pressure drop by itself.

It's ready, transfer it to a serving dish, garnish and serve it hot with chapathis. Honestly, i was more in love with the picture than the dish itself, but i know a lot of mutton lovers in my family n' would love to make this for them again. The only change i'm gonna make is add some more spice to this. It wasn't spicy enough for RJ. ;)


  1. miriam
    the mutton masala looks so delicious.feel to have this delicious mutton with chapati
    so really miss ur post yarr..nice reading about the relocation..loved the no fridge no oven etc..etc part..

  2. gravy really looks awesome, loved the recipe, surely try this with chicken...

  3. @ PranisKitchen...thank u for the comment...:D..yeah i'm keeping my fingers crossed let's see how we will survive...

    @'s a good idea to give this recipe a try with chicken...:D

  4. Happy shifting, hope u will definitely come back with a bang from India, mutton masala makes me hungry and tempting dish indeed..

  5. Yeah Priya...i will come back with a Bang from Bang-alore...;)

  6. Hi Miri, first time here and loved so many things of this page. you have a lovely way of writing, very easy and inviting presentation and gorgeous pictures. will explore more with time.relocations are always difficult and more if its between two countries. take your time and come back soon.
    the curry looks delicious will try it with chicken.

  7. Hi Sayantani...thank u so much for visiting my blog n' for your comment...i'm happy we found each other here...:)

  8. Hey,
    Lovely mutton dish!Good luck with the relocation!I will be waiting for your excellent posts.

  9. wow...looks amazing....i would just love to have this..nice click..

  10. Dear I know how much difficult it is to relocate from one place to another..what I often use to do...due to my hubby's job profile in every 10 to 12 months we have to relocate....i really feel so tired in the name of shifting and packingggggg..:((..What else to say..have a Happy packing and selling days and njoy the primitive life...:P

    Any ways the dish looks as usual so gorgeous..and tempting too....take care and have a nice in touch dear...

  11. Hey wow im new to blogging and i came across your blog..its nice...firstly im attrcted by your intro and as i opened it nice recipe too...too good...i need to try ur dish now....:)

  12. I cam across your blog on Finest Foodie Fridays in the Foodie Blogroll - Congratualtions! I love your blog - we are very fond of Indian food and feel there's a lot to learn here! Can't wait to go through your entire blog and pick a few meals to try!

  13. Looks really good and full of nice spices!

  14. I did not notice you were moving; good luck on your move! I am going through the same thing right now although I don't know if my move is going to be permanent or not!

  15. Mutton masala looks awesome. Lovely presentation.

    I know its hard to pack and relocate and all. Have a safe trip, settle down...take your time and do start blogging, expecting more recipes from you.:)

  16. thank u all for the wishes...:)...been really busy this last week...can't wait to settle down again...:)

  17. This looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be sure to stop by yours : )

  18. Gorgeous dish,love the spices.Good luck with the move :D

  19. I simply loved that colors and presentation. Your mutton masala looks great. Wishing you luck for your relocation challenges. I'm sure a good cook can cook good food with least of gadgets and ingredients. You have a nice blog :)

  20. Mariam,this is really a tempting mutton dish.Thanks for sharing ..

  21. We all love mutton at home....loved this recipe of yours...will try it over the week end...:)


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