Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mutton and okra curry

We had an Iranian restaurant near my place in Dubai and it always had a buffet banner outside it.We used to wonder anyone can always have a discounted buffet offer.But this place was pretty good.They used to have a decent array of dishes and soft rotis.This curry is a beautiful blend of the meat and soft tender lady fingers.

On that menu i tasted this weird combination of a curry for the first time.I was confused if i should even taste it because the thought of bhindis and mutton wasn't too pleasing for me.But when i tried it, the taste was super.Iranian food tastes a lot like our Indian food and so we are bound to like it.

To make this curry you need

Mutton 250 gms
Onion 1 large
Tomato 2 small or 1 large
Small okra/lady finger 10 numbers slit in half lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon(1/2+1/2)
Salt to taste
Dhaniya/Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric/haldi powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp

- Marinate the mutton with chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt,lime juice and turmeric for half hour.Cook in pressure cooker until soft for around 10 -12 minutes.
- Fry slit lady fingers in a generous amount of oil until wilted and drain onto kitchen towel.
- Draining excess oil, in the same pan, fry onions until soft, followed by remaining ginger garlic paste.
- Add Tomatos and let it get really soft.
- Add coriander powder, chilli powder, home made/ready garam masala, salt and saute well.
- add the cooked mutton and let the water reduce.Add the fried lady fingers and stir once.Cover and let it cook until the gravy had coated the meat and lady finger well.

Serve hot with hot rotis or flat breads or pita bread!

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