Friday, April 2, 2010

Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu/Chettinad Mutton Gravy

My most favourite South Indian cuisine is Chettinad cuisine, am a addict to their spicy dishes..Its was quite a long i want to try out mutton gravy as chettinad version which i usually choose whenever i go for Indian restaurants, i just love chettinad mutton kuzhambu to the core..This weekend i want to reproduce the same at home when we bought a kg of mutton pieces from Indian grocery..After going through many sites through browsing, finally my choice went for Solai Aunty's Space where she shares with us many superb and authentic chettinad dishes..Earlier my mom used to prepare all her masalas without mixie and each masala goes for hand grinding,whenever she prepare her gravies me and my sister will run away coz we have to grind all her masalas which was quite a hard work for both us but her kuzhambus or kurmas have always their authentic taste, but its really very difficult nowadays to grind anything without mixie.

Solai aunty says the same that the authentic mutton masala are hand grinded to contribute the taste much..I followed each and every steps from the original recipe and i truly loved making out this fantastic chettinad mutton kuzhambu and its really worth to try out this delicious gravy and its not that much time consuming when compared to certain non vegetarian dishes coz i went for making out fresh masala..Thanks aunty we guys enjoyed having this gravy with hot rice for our lunch and with rotis for our dinner..everyone at home relished this gravy and am still drooling over the picture u know.

1/2kg Mutton pieces with bones
20nos Shallots /big Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes(chopped)
10nos Garlic pods
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Coriander powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

For Fresh Masala:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
8nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Fennel seeds
1no Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
2nos Cardamom seeds

For Coconut Paste:
1/4cup Coconut (grated)
1tsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds

For Seasoning:
2nos Cinnamon sticks
2nos Cloves
2nos Cardamoms
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Bay leaves
Curry leaves

Heat a cooker and add enough oil, fry all the ingredients from the list 'for seasoning', meanwhile dry roast all the ingredients for 'masala' and grind as fine paste with enough water..once the whole spices get ftried add the ginger garlic paste and stir for few add the chopped onions, garlic, tomatoes one by one and saute until the veggies get cooked..

Add the mutton pieces with turmeric powder to the cooked and saute for few minutes until the mutton pieces release some water..add the freshly grounded paste and coriander powder, mix everything well..add enough water and pressure cook the meat for three whistles..put off the stove.

Grind the ingredients given for making the coconut paste and keep aside..

Once the pressure get released,open the cooker and add the grinded coconut paste, cook for few minutes, add enough water for the gravy, or coriander powder in case the gravy looks watery and cook for few minutes, finally put off the stove and add the lemon juice..Garnish the gravy with coriander leaves..

Enjoy hot with rice or rotis..


Nupur said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for your entry- I appreciate your participation!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment


Nice mutton curry.

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Oh My Fav!!! looks super yummy!!!

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

Too tempting....

MeetaK said... Reply To This Comment

oh my! i love meat that has so many delicious flavors and aromas. this is a must make!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

I'm going to get some mutton and treat myself..i'm drooling here:)

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Solai aunty's recipes are easy to follow, one of the blog I refer when i want to cook something homely! Good one!

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

We love chettinad dishes..looks yummo

Kairali sisters

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

The word Chettinadu is like a magnet for mutton curry..

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

அருமையான மட்டன் குழம்பு...சூப்பர்ப்...

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

It is looking Awesome... and delicious toooooooo...

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

delicious...... :-)

Deepa said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely mutton curry...


PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious..if u try the same with chicken, also delicious.

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Oh man, Cheetinad is one of fingerlicking food. Looks awesome

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,,,mutton kuzhambhu looks super n in dark colour superb makes me hungry yaar,,today is saturday what to do with this can't cook non-veg,,hv to wait for one day,,,superb kuzhambhu yaar..

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

I am drooling over tooo ...

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a fan of Solai's kitchen too. The kurma is delightful and alluring! Love it!

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummmy yum! Thats my fav.

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

this looks truly delicious. Chettinad style of cooking, esp for the NV dishes, is absolutely flavourful with all the spices and coconut! This is a must try!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

nice gravy!!

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

I love the chettinad kulambu too. I have my version posted too. Looks nice and spicy.

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

love this chettinad kuzhambu...gravy is so lovely...

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Chettinadu foods are my favorite too.. Mutton Kulmabu look perfect with White rice !!

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

awesome, my all time fav curry, will try ur style some time.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

mmm...I know how it would have tasted... super delicious!!!

SS said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm.. the Mutton looks delicious!