Last week we had a feast in my aunts house as she had called my family for lunch to her house and we relished having different kinds of non vegetarian food and among all dishes i really loved one dish which was really yummy made out of red meat(mutton) and she said she named this dish as mutton chopsuey :)
Yes i know the above pic looks appealing and mouth watering and yes it tastes also yummy :) I asked my aunt how she prepared it and i tried my hands on this last Sunday, it was Delicious couldn't wait to show you guys :) Why i loved this dish was coz this is not made out of coconut as i always or almost seen people using coconut as one of the main ingredient to prepare non veg. My mom uses coconut and so since i learnt from her even i know dishes made out of it.
My aunt she told me each and every ingredient she used and yes she said that we need to be care full enough while buying red meat as they might mix unwanted meat in it. She said the actual taste comes from the meat so while buying mutton we need to ask the butcher for chopsuey. So its basically ribs of the mutton which they cut and give. Less of flesh and more of bones. Majority of the non veggie lovers like to eat bones than flesh. Sorry for going to deep into explaining meat,flesh an all but this is one of the main ingredient for this particular dish and yes next comes the below ingredients.
1Kg Mutton chopsuey cleaned.
Onions - 2 medium sized, sliced.
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized, chopped
coriander leaves - 1/4th cup, chopped
Pudina leaves - 1/4th cup, chopped
Methi leaves - 1/4th cup, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Daniya powder - 3 tablespoon
Green chillies - 3 to 4 whole
Cashwenuts - 5 to 6
Cinnamon sticks - 3inches
Cardamom - 2 to 3
Cloves - 3
Fennel seeds - 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garlic pods - 3 to 4nos.
Freshly grinded pepper powder - 3 tablespoons
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 4 to 5 tablespoons
Salt to taste
1)First we need to make a paste of few ingredients as this is the masala for the dish so we need to take green chillies, cashewnuts, garlic pods, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves , fennel seeds and a make a fine paste.
2) Now in a pressure cooker take the mutton pieces, add 1 tablespoon of oil, add the grinded paste, gingergarlic paste, daniya powder, turmeric, salt and add 1 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles as mutton takes time to cook.
3)Now take a pan add oil and let it heat, add cumin seeds,onions and curry leaves and cook it till it turns brown.
4)Add chopped tomatoes and saute it.
5)Now add methi leaves and saute it nicely for 5 to 7mins.
6)Now add chopped coriander and pudina leaves together and fry it.
7)Once done add the cooked mutton from the pressure cooker and allow it to boil for 5mins so that everything gets mixed and then add freshly grinded pepper powder to it.
8)Mix it well and close the lid and allow it to boil for another 15mins.
9) Mutton chopsuey is ready to serve.
You can relish the dish with roti's/hot puri's and of course hot rice.
DO try it and let me know how it was :)
Njoy your treat.
> We need to add little bit of water while pressure cooking red meat as meat oozes out some water while cooking.
> We add methi leaves first and saute it coz it has bit of bitterness in it so we need to allow it to fry first so that the bitterness doesn't spread to coriander and pudina leaves.
> After pressure cooking if you still feel mutton as to be cooked more you can add some more water and allow it to boil for some more time.
> Salt was already added while we pressure cook meat if u feel its not sufficient you can add it later.
> Hope you liked it do share your comments :) Njoy