Monday, April 26, 2010

Mutton kheema curry

I am sure many of you will love to get a grand breakfast on festive days or Sundays. In my hometown, they prepare many delicacies like liver curry (eeral kuzhambu), mutton kuruma , paya (goat leg kuruma) etc along with idly / dosa to honor the guests. I have seen the grannies starting to slow cook the goat leg even before the dawn. Mostly the Sons in law are always lucky there to enjoy such a nice feast. Anyway we ladies have to struggle in the kitchen even on the festivals.

Though I prefer to make a mutton kuruma for idly for my guests, I don't like the long hours, the mutton takes to get cooked. So I prefer to make liver kuzhambu or the mutton kheema, which gets cooked in 30 minutes (without pressure cooking).

So here is that simple , yet delicious mutton kheema curry.

Minced mutton (kheema)- 1 lb
onion - 1 big (or) shallot - 15
curry leaf - 2 sprig
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Tomato - 2 (big)
mint, cilantro - a handful each
coconut milk - 2 cup (from 1/2 coconut)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
garam masal powder - 1 tbsp
red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
coriander powder - 3 tsp
Sesame oil - 1/4 cup
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
cinnamon - 2 inch

Buy a well minced mutton kheema. Wash and clean once. Remove the sediments , if present.(If we cannot get the minced meat, then we can grind the boneless mutton in a mixer instead).

Heat oil in a wok. Add the fennel, cinnamon and let it get red.

Then add the finely chopped onion, curry leaf and fry till the onion becomes golden brown.

Next put the ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell vanishes (30 seconds).

Then add the finely chopped tomato and saute till oil separates.

Add the cleaned minced meat fry for some time, till we see the fat changes color. Add all the powders said above, add some water to cover the meat.

Cover and cook till the meat gets cooked. Wait till we see oil starts separating, if we need a thick curry. (we can use it as such if needed).

Pour the coconut milk and adjust the salt, water .

Switch off. Mutton kheema curry is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with idly, dosa, chapathi, ghee rice, biryani etc.
Serves 5 people.


Gita Jaishankar said...

Mutton kheema curry is very new to me Viki...sounds very interesting, looks delicious.

Sukanya said...

Yum Yum... I love mutton.. but never tried cookin at home.. ur recipe looks easy and yummy.. trying it this weekend :)

thanks for sharing viki.


VineelaSiva said...

The curry is very innovative .It makes me drooling.Nice post.

Manju said...

tell me about sons-in-law getting all the attention at all times!! The keema looks great though..

Priya dharshini said...

mutton curry luks fab...even i dont like to spend hrs in kitchen on sundays...

Ash said...

WOW! very rich & tempting.... My mouth is watering badly.... I seem to have lost control over the release of saliva..... ;-) but seriously the prep is mind blowing.... Would love to taste YOUR prep...... Hugs)))


Priya Suresh said...

Yummm!!!! kheema curry looks incredible, makes me hungry..

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hey viki,
I also put the same ingredients while making mutton Kheema curry, the only change is that I have never added coconut milk and Fennel seeds. It's special sunday lunch item at my home:-) Your gravy looks very spicy and tasty.
Hamaree Rasoi

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Making me hungry............

Suja Manoj said...

Mutton Kheema curry looks yummy and very easy and family will enjoy this..i am going to try this with 'puttu'

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

special lunch for son in laws... i know what u mean...
looks great...

SathyaSridhar said...

Hello Viki,,epdi irukkeenga paa,,kheema curry rombha super ah vanthurukku dear nalla perfect accompany for rotis..naan inga vanthapram thaan mutton saapda pazhaginen taste yummyyyy,,

Malar Gandhi said...

Mutton kheema with idly sounds delicious, who cud resist this b'fast, I will eat up in the kitchen itself...b'4 offering to the guests, hehe.

Cham said...

My mom even adds few peas! We don't eat much mutton here. Looks absolutely delicious!

gtyuk said...

Mmmmm, Vicky, Mutton kheema besh-aa irukku :)

just have to hop in a flight to come over your place for breakfast...hehehe

yes, in India, when there are guests, they do all elaborate cooking to please the guests, all elders and ladies around the kitchen and sometimes outside in the yard to do grand dishes, hehe, nice souvenirs I cherish....

mutton kheema looks excellent; would be great with idlis!!!

Rina said...

Viki..i never added coconut milk w/ kheema..should try next time.. i too have two kheems posts in my drafts to be published..