Having a two week off from cooking on Sundays is good enough reason to indulge in elaborate cooking I should say. That's exactly what I did. The last two Sundays were either spent on visiting friends or touring around the place, that I somehow had a relaxing day. Of course the breakfast has to be Poori
with Channa Masala
. Even if I want something else the kids won't let me think. So I decided when I am at it, I might as well enjoy it. Not that I don't ok
Its a race against time trying to make it on time for the kids to be ready to eat, else they get hungry and eat something junk. And because I had planned on an elaborate lunch, hubby dear took the kids for shopping. I was happy that all 3 of them came back only with 2 sets for each. But that time off came me all the time I needed to get my act together. Though nothing major got done during their absence, I had time to plan. We had invited Daddy to join us. The kids enjoyed their time with their Thatha.
Before that since I remembered that I had to send Divya
something for her interesting post, I clicked my plate. Afterall
whats so tough about just clicking one's plate right, you need not think much or plan for something new!..
I also made Mutton keema balls to be featured in my book. So getting them in the prefect shape was another story!
Mutton - 500 gms
Onions - 2 medium
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamon - 1
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Mint leaves - handful
Coriander Leaves - handful
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
Weekend lunch Menu: Masala Vada, Mutton Keema Balls, Mutton Kura, Plain Rice.
Method to prepare:
Clean and chop mutton to required size. Wash and let drain. Chop Onion, tomatoes to fine pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai, add the whole spices. Then add onion and sauté till its brown in colour. Add ginger garlic paste, fry well. Then add mint leaves and half of coriander leaves.
After few mins, add mutton pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Cover it with lid and let it get browned well. Water will come out at this stage, so you got to cook till its all evaporated.
Add the chopped tomatoes along with chili powder and coriander powder. Cook for another 10 mins
Then transfer this to pressure cooker, add required quantity of water and cover with lid and pressure cook for 5 whistles or till the mutton is well cooked.
Once the pressure is off, remove add coconut paste and coriander leaves.
Notes: There is lot of difference with cooking directly in the pressure cooker and cooking it first in the kadai
and transferring it .
Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Labels: Andhra Recipes, Events, Gravies, Meat Recipes, Non-Vegetarian Recipes, Weekend Cooking