Ingredients for Achari Masala / pickle spice mix :
Saunf / fennel seeds ... 1 tbsp
Jeera / cumin seeds .... 1 tbsp
Kalonji / onion seeds .... 1/2 tbsp
Methi dana / fenugreek seeds .. 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds ..................... 1/2 tbsp
Dry red chillies ................. 3-4
(lightly dry roast the above ingredients and grind them coarsely)
Mutton .... 500 gms
Onion ..... 1 slices
Tomato puree .. 2-3 tbsps
Yogurt ......... 1 cup
Ginger paste .. 1/2 tbsp
Garlic paste .... 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies .... 3-4 (select big ones as we need to stuff them)
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp (for rich colour)
Garam Masala ... 1 tsp
Salt ..................... to taste
Lemon juice .. 1 tbsp
Mustard oil .... 2-3 tbsps ( you may use normal cooking oil if you don't have)
1.Clean the mutton and boil until three fourths done in a pressure cooker. Add some whole spices like black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon,bay leaves and a little salt. Discard the whole spices after done.
3.Stuff the green chillies with it and set aside.
4.Mix the remaining achari masala with the yogurt.
5.Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions until translucent.
6.Tip in the ginger garlic pastes.
7.Now add the tomato paste along with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and a little salt.
8.Stir in the yogurt with the achari masala.
9. Continue stirring to avoid it from curdling.
11.Finally at the finishing stage place the stuffed green chillies on top and cover with a lid. Do not stir.
12. The chillies will be done in 3-4 minutes. They should remain firm and crunchy. Do not over cook them.
Luks spicy n tempting.i vl cook this next far buying meat :) ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you for liking dearDelete
Wow...its a mouth watering dish...can enjoy with any kind of Indian breadReplyDelete
Delicious, I was lucky enough to cook with mutton recently as it's quite rare in Britain and not sold in any supermarkets. I made a Mutton Kofta Curry with Chickpeas:-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Camilla.. mutton kofta with chick peas is something new and I would love to try it out tooDelete
The achari masala must give this curry a delicious taste.ReplyDelete
Yes Nayna.. very yummyDelete
Mutton curry with pickle masala looks really yumm.ReplyDelete