Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mutton Kurma-Pressure Cooker Method

If am in hurry or feel like lazy to cook, i know i'll be making my dinner or lunch with my pressure cooker. Every trip to India,we never forget to get a new pressure cooker, even if someone ask me wat to get for me from India, i'll ask them to bring me the recent one, needless to say i have a bunch of pressure cookers with different sizes and brands.While going through my non vegetarian recipe list, i wasnt able to see my usual pressure cooker method mutton kurma, recently i prepared this quick version of my mutton kurma for our weekend lunch and clicked it without any fail to post it today.

Since this kurma is prepared through pressure cooker, the cooking time goes for less time when compared to the usual stove top method. Usually some cook their meat through pressure cooker and prepare their kurma separatly in an another vessel,but this kurma gets ready completely through pressure cooking.If you dont have enough time to cook your sunday mutton kurma for lunch, this pressure cooker method will help you definitely.Sending to 60days of Christmas hosted by Priya and Divya and  to Jaleela's Bachelor's Feast.

1/2kg Mutton with bone(fat removed,washed and cleaned)
2nos Onions (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste (for marinating)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2cup Yogurt
1tbsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon stick,cardamom)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/4cup Mint leaves (chopped)

To grind:
2tbsp Poppy seeds(soaked in hot water)
4tbsp Grated coconut
5nos Cashew nuts

Marinate the mutton pieces with the ginger garlic paste,yogurt,lemon juice,salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder and keep aside for an hour.

Grind poppy seeds,grated coconut and cashew nuts as fine paste and keep aside.

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, fry the bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon sticks,cardamom seeds, fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,ginger garlic paste and slit opened green chillies,cook everything until the raw smell goes away.

Now add the marinated mutton pieces,coriander powder,salt and cook for few minutes.

Add enough water and cook for few seconds,once the gravy starts boiling add the grounded paste,cook for few minutes.

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook upto 5whistles.

Once the steam gets released, add the chopped mint leaves and give a stir.

Serve hot with rice or rotis.


  1. I like the Kadai:) as I don't eat non veg :)

  2. Kurma looks super delicious Priya.. After a long time visiting your blog, have missed some recipes will check it out soon :)
    Palak Dal / Pasalai Keerai Paruppu Kulambu

  3. Delicious gravy, I love it if fat removed from the meat...nyum nyum...

  4. looks spicy & tasty...I like this type of gravy dishes...

  5. Deliciously cooked Mutton kurma..:)
    love the addition of mint in it..

  6. yummu kuruma,am drooling over this. :)

  7. using pressure cooker saves a lot of time.. and it is so helpful when it comes to cook mutton.. nice version priya..

  8. woww,kuruma looks so tempting..gonna try this easy recipe soon...

  9. In my moms place also they cook mutton kurma in a pressure and almost similar version.. delicious..

  10. Priya, this sure looks easy...will give it a try...

  11. Me too prepared this same way....kurma looks inviting!!

  12. Yummy kurma goes well with rice n crispy dosa :-)

  13. Love to eat those mutton pieces cooked in flavorful yogurt and coconut gravy.

  14. My recipe is almost the same but I don't add tomatoes.
    Looks very delicious and like the colour too.

  15. Kurma looks stupendous. Take a Bow , Priya.

  16. That kurma looks so good, even in a huryy you make delicious dishes.

  17. A very helpful version ..Looks rich as well..Thanks dear for sharing.

  18. yummy and delicious kurma.....your serving kadai looks cute.....

  19. Its almost lunch time here.. Flavorful mutton kurma makes me hungry.. Looks delicious..

  20. Tempting mutton kurma,makes me drool

  21. The kurma looks delicious. And to think it was made super quick in the cooker!

  22. Hey Priya :-) Thank you so much for dropping in on my blog :-) means a lot to me :-) ...... I love the spices and the gravy of mutton kurma , and try to incorporate the same using chicken or veg. Poppy seeds always intrigued ms, never used it though I have heard people use it the way you used, what does it exactly add to the dish? Flavor, texture, consistency ? Just curious :-) .....

  23. Paris-ku vanthu orru naal unga vittu kada tattapokkiren Priya :) Make me drool everyday!

  24. Looks so it wth hot rice now...making me so hungry...


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