Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Andhra Mutton Pepper Fry!

During my initial stint in cooking non-veg dishes, I used to be a real pain! I normally don't taste the dishes when I am cooking it, mostly add by instinct. But there are times when I feel I need too. And if this needs comes while cooking non vegetarian dishes, I am at loss! So I generally have to depend on whoever is close by, who can act as taster! Works out perfect if Athamma is there, as Amma does not eat non-veg on most days and now she has completely stopped it.

But there was a time when we were just three of us and there won't be anybody to tell me if its fine. Those times, I could be a real pain. Once the dish is done, when I serve to hubby dear, I look so fondly at him for him to give his verdict. Poor soul, hardly gets a chance to swallow, before I ask him how it tastes. He will look at me with a given up look and says "Arre, let me first eat, how can I say how it is without even eating it!" but I can hardly wait for the results. This used to happen with every Non Veg dish that I make. There was also a time, I used to think of sending a sample to Amma to taste. In the end finally, I trust my smell sense to know everything is good.

Now after many years of cooking non veg, I don't normally get the urge to check it, still might be a good thing to have a tester around! This Mutton Pepper fry is my Dad's and hubby dear's favorite dish and I was happy it came out well. Its quite spicy, so got to be careful with the chilli and pepper!

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Cuisine: Andhra

Ingredients needed:

Mutton -1/2 kg
Onion - 200 gms
Tomato - 100 gms
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Oil for cooking

To be Dry Roasted

Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seed 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns - 4 nos
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
cinnamon - 1 small piece
cloves - 2
cardamom - 2

Method to prepare;

Wash and pressure cook Mutton pieces with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric. Drain the cooked mutton from water and keep the water aside.

Chop Onions, Tomatoes. Keep aside

Take a Kadai, dry roast all the masala. Once cool, grind to a fine powder.

Then heat Oil, add curry leaves. Then add onions. Sauté till the onions are brown. then add ginger garlic paste. cook well. Then add tomatoes, chili powder and mutton pieces, cook on high flame till the tomatoes are soft.

Then add the ground masala and sim for 5 mins, then add the water and bring to boil. Cook on high flame until the water evaporates leaving a nice thick gravy. Now fry the pieces until oil comes out. Once the water is completely gone, each piece gets a nice coating around it. In the end, add the remaining pepper powder over the pieces and stir it well.

Finally garnish with finally chopped coriander leaves and with lemon, onions.

I am sending this to Spicy Tasty’s Fortune Cooking Contest. Dad is a Leo and the food item they had matched was lamb. So I was quite happy to find something to prepare for him.

Latest News on the Marathon, all my fellow runners are steady with their updates even on day 5!

Lak is fooling around with Mangoes! While Siri is seen melting us with sandwich.
Anu has come out with a bell pepper dish. Dhivi comes out with fried Herb Mozzerella!
Ranji comes up with Homemade Banana Chips While , Divya is out with a Carrot Rice
Swati is out with a bending beckham theme, that is with Aloo Gobi
And Bhags is out with Spanakopitta, same as our desi puffs!

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Swati Raman Garg said...

hey sri .. didnt know that u dont have non veg.. and still u prepare so much ... so cool i have got to learn from u and make more non veg for garg...
urs looks so spicy and tempting sri...
and sorry for yesterdays gofup..i had put ur recipes name but forgot to copy the link... corrected it.. am posting my thing now...

kamala said...

Mutton fry looks so mouth watering...I used to think being a veg how could u manage to adjust salt?Great!!!

Swati Raman Garg said...

have got something for u in my blog fren

Maheswari said...


Rachel said...

That delicios looking meat cooked by a veggie like you is awesome..I would have given in to the temptation...This is where I differ from you :)

ranji said...

am not so fond of mutton..but nevertheless this wont stop me preparing this with chicken!!!looks really delicous..tempting photos too!!!

Arundathi said...

its difficult to cook non-veggie food when you're veggie isn't it? I just about make chicken and very rarely, lamb. But I just can't make fish or other red meat...
Good going on the marathon, dear!

notyet100 said...

hi, back from my break,...nice post yar,..don knw for some reasons my feeds not coming in toi,.so kinda depressed..missed reading ur posts,.but now will be regular,..:-)

bhags said...

Well mez not a non-vegeteranian, but I also cook it as you do.....but urs look so delcious

Shashwat Nagpal said...

Hey Sri...
Thanks for sharing this.. i gotta try this today!

meeso said...

Wow, awesome looking dish... I am bookmarking for sure!!!

radhika said...

excellent work ! i tried it, it turned out so good , mouth watering , i guess i was finding out ways to adjust the salt ;)

Radhika said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. It came out really well.

Best Regards,

Jessi said...

i tried this dish yday come out very well..... got a lot of compliments from my hubby… Thanks a lot….


Amisha said...

Awesome. We loved this dish.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Pl. check this post looks like yours Srivalli

tajudeen Ahmed said...

When to add chilli power?

sunny said...

Added a few green chillies while sauteing the onions. Result was a spicyer finger licking awesome concoction of pepper mutton!!
Thankyou for sharing this receipy with us.

Anonymous said...

tried this out - came out yum - family loved it. thanks for sharing - Merlyn

Mrinalini said...

looks nice...but do check this seems someone has already copy pasted your recipe on their blog..

Mrinalini said...

your recipe has been posted word to word on this blog...

Srivalli said...

Mrinalini Thanks for letting me know. I will have to file in google against this person

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