Almond mutton Recipe - Rich and flavourful - mutton cooked with spices and almond paste.

This recipe is contributed by Member Pamela Basu.

Main Ingredients : Almonds, Mutton

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course_Mutton

Almond mutton

Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Almond mutton Recipe - how to make Almond mutton

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Almonds 20

  • Mutton cut into 1 inch cubes1 kilogram

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 500 grams

  • Ghee 400 grams

  • Green cardamom 4

  • Cinnamon 2 piece

  • Cloves 6

  • Onions finely chopped4 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 5 tablespoons

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons

  • Green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Coconut milk 3 cups

  • coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Blanch, peel and grind twelve almonds to a fine paste with sufficient water. Chop remaining almonds.

Step 2

Marinate mutton with salt, half of the turmeric powder and yogurt. Set aside for four hours.Heat ghee in a non stick pan.

Step 3

Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves. Sauté for thirty seconds. Add onions and sauté till golden brown.

Step 4

Add ginger- garlic paste and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, green chilli paste, remaining turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.

Step 6

Add marinated mutton and sauté for fifteen minutes. Add one cup water. Cook for ten minutes.

Step 7

Add coconut milk and cook till mutton is almost done and dry.

Step 8

Add almond paste and cook for a minute more.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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