My mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves

My mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves



Sunday’s menu has always been special for our family. And it’s all the more important now since all other days of the week I cook for the family in a jiffy and focusing on their health needs. After all, cooking takes a lot of your time on palate and when you are a working mom it’s a luxury to be honest. My husband had bought a kilo of mutton last Sunday for poila baishakh. I cooked half of it and half of it I had stored for the next Sunday. The mutton I had cooked on Poila baishakh was awesome. That was with the meat masala readily available in the market. But today I planned to cook something right from scratch. I had time of course in my hand. And yes something our family had never tasted before. It had to be original as well😊 So here goes my mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves.





Time required to cook mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves: 1 hour  (including marination)



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Ingredients to cook mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves:

  1. Mutton – 500 gms
  2.  1 big potato cut into halves
  3. 2 tbsp hung curd
  4. 2 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves
  5. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  6. 2 green chillies
  7. 10 garlic cloves
  8. 1 inch ginger
  9. 1 tomato
  10. 1 big onion sliced
  11. Whole spices: 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamom, 1 cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1/2 nutmeg whole, 5 black pepper corns1 tsp cumin powder
  12. 1 tsp coriander powder
  13. Mustard oil
  14. Salt to taste
  15. 1 tsp cumin seeds





The method :: mutton curry recipe with dried fenugreek leaves:

  • Make a paste of all the whole spices mentioned in point #11 in ingredients list, garlic, ginger, tomato, green chillies
  • Now, Marinate mutton with the paste, curd, salt, dried fenugreek leaves  (kasauri methi)
  • Now, heat Mustard oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. Let it splutter 
  • Add sliced onion and stir till they turn brown
  • Add the marinated mutton and rest of the marinades and stir cook till the oil starts to separate 
  • Now in a pressure cook, heat water (2 – 3 cups). Now put the mutton inside the cooker. Add potato halves and close the lid of the cooker
  • Pressure cooker for 5 – 6 whistles or till the mutton pieces are cooked. Let vapour settle down
  • Now open lid and put mutton on simmer in the cooker for 5 – 7 minutes to get the gravy if your choiced consistency. Put off flame and serve hot!
  • A plate of boiled rice with it is just apt for your Sunday brunch



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