Monday, June 29, 2009

Mutton Kura ~ Weekend Cooking with Sunday breakfast!

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 Kura:

Ingredients needed

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!

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chakhlere said...

thats a grt recipe!!
Looking yummy!!
I have never tried mutton!!
But this looks nice!

Rajitha said...

poori and channa for breakfast on sundays every week...if i were to come to chennai...we are meeting on a sunday for sure...

Kalai said...

Wow! Awesome, Valli! Mutton really looks too good. :)

Superchef said...

you made masala vada for lunch!! wow!! the kura looks nice and delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

nice dish valli..thats one elaborate lunch ..:)

Divya Vikram said...

Thank you so much Valli for sending this my way! That is a lovely breakfast platter. I just adore muton kheema balls. They look too goood!I miss amma's cooking seeing this post of yours!!

Ann said...

Sri,thats a totally amazing spread..I was thinking seein all your weekend specials,why not come to your place on week ends..such a hardworking person You sri.Simply wondering the way you cook..!!

Hari Chandana said...

poori looks very tempting dear.. nice clicks :)

notyet100 said...

yummy plate,..:-)

Kayal said...

The entire lunch menu looks delicious. I loved the keema balls. BTW where's the recipe for those yummy balls.

Parita said...

Thats really delicious breakfast menu you have put together!

Priya said...

Wow Kura looks delicious and tempting!

Chitra said...

looking nice!!

Preeti Singh said...

Thats a amazing plate ...full of so many delicious falvors .... perfect Indian breakfast....though I don't eat mutton, it is inviting me.. :)

Bong Mom said...

Your weekend lunch is to die for. I am waiting to try out one of your mutton dishes but we eat mutton very less these days. Can I use chicken instead for this dish ?

Srivalli said...

Dear Rajitha you are welcome anytime..:)

you too Ann..:)

Kayal you will have to wait for few more months as the Keema balls will be featured in my book

Oh really Sandy which one? btw you can easily replace this with chicken too

RV said...

the pic looks fabulous and I am already drooling... Btwn how do you manage to cook these many things for 1 meal...

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