Sunday, March 17, 2013


I had seen this meat recipe in the blog of Ushnish Ghosh - COOKING AND RECIPES
He is an Engineer by profession and has many hobbies. One of them is cooking. He loves to try out various dishes from different cuisines. Do visit his blog.(The name of the dish is bit deceptive, it actually means, meat cooked without onion and garlic. When an animal is sacrificed in front of Goddess Kali or Durga, or in the name of any deity, it becomes Prasad and therefore onion and garlic can't be used. Nowadays animal sacrifice is not seen any more in most of the places. But in many parts of the Himalayas it continues, particularly during Navaratra.)
The explanation given by him about this particular dish made it more interesting and I had ever since been wanting to try this one out. It came out quite good and I found it somewhat similar to Elaichi Chicken ( Sindhi ) . It is mild and not spicy. ...a very healthy dish !

Mutton .... 500 gms
Potatoes ... 2-3
Ginger ..... 1 tsp
Turmeric .. 1 tsp
Curd ........ 2 tbsp
Sugar ......2 tsp ( I used only 1 )
Green chillies ... 3-4
Green cardamoms .. 13
Bay leaf ... 1
Black pepper ... 8 ( optional)
Mustard oil .. 2 tsp ( for marination)
Ghee/clarified butter ... 3 tbsp
Salt ... to taste

1. Marinate the mutton in turmeric and mustard oil ( raw) for 15 minutes
2.Grind cardamoms along with the peel and keep 1/2 tsp aside.
3.Chop ginger and green chili and grind to a fine paste. Add Curd, coriander powder, cardamom powder and whisk to a smooth mix.
4. Mix the paste with the meat and leave for 1 hr.
5. In a pressure cooker , heat the ghee and give seasoning of 1 bay leaf and black pepper.
6. Add the potato and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
7. Add the marinated mutton, salt and sugar, heat with stirring, for 3 - 4 minutes.
8 Add 2 cups of water. It will be of thin consistency and bit runny. .
9. Pressure cook, after 2 whistle, remove the potatoes and close the cooker. Cook for 7-8 whistles or until the meat is cooked.
Cool down the cooker, open and mix the 1/2 tsp cardamom powder and cover.

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  1. So inviting and delicious curry !!

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  2. Interesting one... never thought about mutton without onion..

    1. We do have a recipe of mutton without onion in our Sindhi Cuisine too.

  3. Delicious and flavorful curry.

  4. Dear Shobha
    I am really honored that you made this recipe. It may have a Sindhi origin. I learnt it from my mother many decades back. I had used 50 gms or so of ginger paste..But you have used 1 tsp. I shall try low ginger option! Ha ha I forgot to mention in my blog , about removing the potato after 2 whistle. Another option is, dont peel the potato, just halve it and cook full time with meat...but cant serve to guests with unpeeled potato ha ha
    The photo looks great
    Have a nice day

    1. Thanks a lot for always being there, discussing and guiding through..
      Looking forward to trying out more recipes from your blog soon.

  5. this is an easy and tasty recipe..i love to add potatoes in mutton curry :)

  6. Totally new recipe to me, that to mutton curry without onion & garlic..sounds new & interesting. Nice click..bookmarked it :).
    Thanks for sharing this new recipe to my event.

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    1. Must try out this amazing recipe Saras..

  7. Quite new recipe to me, looks very inviting. Thank you for sending it to Iftar Moments and Any One Can Cook :)

  8. A very different and unheard of dish. Thank you for sharing this new dish with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

  9. This is indeed a great recipe! I am a Bong, and this is my all time fav recipe. This one is a variation, and sounds absolutely mouthwatering!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

    1. I actually followed it step by step from a friend's blog, also a Bong.


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