Punjabi Mutton Curry is a quintessential Punjabi recipe that is quite popular among the Indian foodies who dig spicy and delicious dishes. This curry recipe is loaded with wholesome spices that are cooked in desi ghee and makes for a mouth-watering delight that not only fills your stomach but satiates your soul. You can serve this main dish recipe for lunch as well as dinner with rice or naan to make it into a complete meal. Made using mutton, onion, tomato, yoghurt, coriander leaves and a melange of spices, this non-vegetarian recipe is perfect to be enjoyed on occasions like kitty parties, potlucks, game nights and get-togethers and will surely impress everyone with its zesty flavours. The addition of Punjabi garam masala powder gives a kick of flavours to your taste buds and makes you crave for more. So, dig right in and try out this easy recipe with your loved ones this weekend! Recipe: Chef Ashish Srivastava, Executive Chef, Regent LP Vilas, Dehradun
How to make Punjabi Mutton Curry
To prepare this main dish recipe, firstly, clean and wash the mutton pieces. Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add cardamom, cloves, black pepper corns, cinnamon stick. Saute these for a minute and add the sliced onions along with salt in it. Saute till the onion turns light brown in colour. Next, add ginger paste along with garlic paste and cook the mixture until the raw smell disappears.
Now, add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder to the spice mixture and mix it well. Add the mashed tomatoes and mix it well with the other ingredients. Make sure the tomatoes turn pulpy and cook this mix until oil separates from the masala in the pan. Now, add mutton pieces in this masala and mix it well. Ensure that mutton pieces are evenly coated with masala.
Pour the yoghurt in the mutton masala and mix it well. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes and, then, add water in it. Stir it well and check the seasoning once. Add chopped coriander leaves along with garam masala powder in this. Give it a quick stir. Cook it for another 25 minutes to ensure that mutton is no longer raw and is perfectly juicy. Once done, take it off the flame and transfer the dish in a bowl. Serve it hot with rice or naan to enjoy!