Saturday, April 21, 2007

Aaloowala Gosht (Mutton)

You all must be thinking Aaloo is mostly cooked as a veg dish...Today i thought of posting a non veg dish with aaloo. I always get some great reviews about this it is perfect for mutton lovers and perfect for those who don't eat mutton but eat aaloo marinated in the mutton gravy...Sounds interesting..try this one truly a perfct north indian dish ( Saddae Punjaab se)...

Serves 4
3 large sized Potatoes (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1/4 cup Yogurt (whisked)
1 inch stick Cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 Bay leaf
1 tsp Garam masala powder
600 gms Mutton (cut into 1 inch cubes)
2 tbsps + to deep-fry Oil

Ground into a fine paste these following ingredients:
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 Red chillies whole
2 cloves Garlic
1 large sized Onion (roughly chopped)
2 medium sized Tomatoes (roughly chopped)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Coriander powder
2 Cloves

First of all heat oil in a pan and deep-fry potatoes till light brown in colour.
Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep it aside.
Now pressure-cook the mutton pieces with salt till three forth done.
Heat two-table spoon of oil in a kadai and add bay leaf, cinnamon, ground masala,yogurt and salt and fry till the oil surfaces. (घी ऊपर तक आ जाना चाहिये)
Add boiled mutton pieces and cook in masala till almost done. This is an important part ensuring you are stirring it very well with the masala so that the mutton pieces are mixed really well.
Now add fried potatoes garam masala powder and one cup water and simmer for two to three minutes.
Serve hot with steamed rice.