Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Mutton Buhari (A Kerala style Mutton Curry) and a Prize!

Before going to the recipe , let me share a little good news!Last week, I got an email notifying that My blog is the winner of last week’s Foodie blogroll Tote Bag Giveaway!. How good is that?! A free Tote bag!I love bags of any sort and can’t just wait myself to get hold of another one. I am sure it would become really handy. You can find the details of the competition here .
Thank you Foodie blogroll!

The Foodie Blog Roll Contests: Winner!

Coming to the recipe,Mutton Buhari is a simple Kerala style mutton curry prepared in a very simple way. If you are wondering why this simple curry is called Buhari, Let me explain. Whenever I prepare this curry, my hubby says that the curry tastes like the one he had from the ‘Hotel Buhari’ after his university days! That’s it!

1 Kg Mutton/lamb/Goat meat cut into chunks
3 medium size onions chopped (3 cups,450g)
1 ¾ Tbsp minced ginger (2” size, 40g)
1 ¾ Tbsp minced garlic
4 small- medium tomatoes chopped (1 ½ cups, 260g)
2 Tbsp Kashmiri Chilli powder
1 ½ Tbsp Coriander powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp + ½ tsp garam masala
½ cup water
2 twigs curry leaves
Salt – as required.

1. Place a pressure cooker onto medium heat and add oil. When hot, add the sliced onions and sauté until it starts turning golden.

2. Add minced ginger and garlic and sauté for few seconds up to a minute or until the raw smell fades.

3. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and ½ tsp garam masala and sauté for few seconds.

4. Add in chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook till soft and the whole mixture looks pulpy. At this point you will see the oil has started clearing from sides. Stir in between to avoid burning.

5. Add the meat and stir well. Add water and pressure cook for 35 minutes or until done. The cooking time depends on the kind of meat and the size.

6. If there is too much of liquid, boil until it is reduced to thick gravy. Make it as thick or thin as desired.

7. Add curry leaves and the remaining bit of garama masala. Stir well. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Serve it along with Ghee rice, ghee rice with vegetables, simple boiled rice, chappathis, pooris,Neypathal, kalathappam, parattas, pathiri, Ottil pollichathu, marichedutha appam etc. You can find most of the mentioned accompaniments in my blog. This is a gravy that goes with almost anything and definitely a keeper.

Notes: If using the mutton form India, it doesn’t require so much pressure cooking time and the cooking can be done on a normal heavy base saucepan, preferably non-stick.

Next post: Ghee rice with vegetables, a twist to the classic Ghee rice.


Rachel said...

Love the new look.
Very diffeent and nice presentation tempting you more of the food.

? said...

This was the simplest method of cooking meat of chicken and still tasted so good! Thanks for posting it.

Aparna said...

congrats!!!!!!! mutton luks very tempting.very nice presentation

Seena said...

Shabe, ithu nannayirikkunnu, love that color! :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love mutton in any form....tempting

Nostalgia said...

Congratulations on your award and a beautiful mutton recipe..

Tina said...

Congrtaaaaats dear...Mutton curry looks fabulous...Kurachu pathiri koodi eduthottoooooo...dear ethu camera anu use cheyunnathu...?

Priya said...

Wow shabs, congrats for winning the tote bag, u truly deserve it..

Mutton buhari looks fantastic, mouthwatering dish..

Anonymous said...

Hi Shabs,
Hmmm Mutton Buhari makes me drool... i usually make it with more of coriander powder n less of chilly powder... need to try out this version soon...
Hey the new interface is very appealing... Glad that u took my earlier comments in a professional manner. Well last time you asked me the recipes i had tried out from ur blog. The list given below:
Pazham Nirachathu
Chilli Fish etc
Anyways good work dear... Keep Going.
Fathima Zahina

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Buhari looks very tempting and the color is so perfect!!! Nice presentation gal!!!


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, that mutton looks amazing!!!! Congrats on your win as well! I hope you enjoy your tote bag!

Bergamot said...

the gravy looks just great...Congrats

Shabs.. said...

Thank u all for ur valuable comments:)

AdukalaVishesham said...

congratulation on your win....that curry looks spicy and delicious

meeso said...

Congratulations! The mutton is yum, yum, yum!

Fathima said...

Know what! My hubby is a buhari fan too.. God I have seen so many guys who just love buhari... you have a great space out here... love all ur dishes 'n presentation... following u now...

Yummy Team said...

Hey shabs..This looks really delicious! Am drooling..Brilliant photography..following you..

chandni said...

lovely....hubby also liked it....although the mutton I got wasnt the best...but def will try out with chicken again...baby liked it too

Shabs.. said...

Thanks for ur feedback...m glad u liked it...

Googler - A Fan of Google said...

Heard Buhari has been sealed for the use of Dogs instead of Mutton



Googler - A Fan of Google said...

Heard Buhari has been sealed due to the use of Dogs instead of Mutton :-( I used to go ther for Puttu & Mutton around 5 years back.



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