Mutton Masala



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Weight 100 g

Mutton Masala is a flavorful and aromatic dish made with tender pieces of mutton (goat or lamb) cooked in a rich and spicy masala (spice mixture). Here’s a breakdown of the typical content:

  1. Mutton (Goat or Lamb):
    • Mutton pieces, often bone-in, are the primary protein in the dish. The choice of cuts can vary, and some people prefer using bone-in pieces for added flavor.
  2. Aromatics:
    • Onions, Garlic, and Ginger: These form the aromatic base of the masala, providing a savory and flavorful foundation.
  3. Tomatoes:
    • Tomatoes are commonly used to create a base for the masala, contributing a tangy and slightly sweet flavor.
  4. Spices:
    • Whole Spices: Common choices include cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves, and bay leaves. These are often used for tempering to release their aromatic flavors.
    • Ground Spices: A blend of ground spices such as turmeric, coriander, cumin, garam masala, and red chili powder adds depth and heat to the masala.
  5. Herbs:
    • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro): Chopped coriander leaves are used for garnish, adding a fresh and citrusy flavor.
    • Mint Leaves: Chopped mint leaves contribute a cool and refreshing element to the dish.
  6. Yogurt:
    • Yogurt is often used both as a marinade for the mutton and as an ingredient in the masala. It helps tenderize the meat and adds a creamy texture to the dish.
  7. Oil or Ghee:
    • Mustard oil, ghee (clarified butter), or regular cooking oil is used for cooking, enhancing the overall richness of the dish.

Cooking Method:

  1. Marination: Mutton pieces are often marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices. This not only adds flavor but also helps tenderize the meat.
  2. Tempering: The cooking process usually begins with tempering whole spices in hot oil or ghee. This step releases the aromatic flavors of the spices.
  3. Aromatics: Chopped onions, garlic, and ginger are added and sautéed until golden brown, creating a flavorful base for the masala.
  4. Spices: Ground spices are added to the mix, creating a rich and aromatic spice blend.
  5. Tomatoes: Chopped or pureed tomatoes are added to create a saucy base for the masala. The tomatoes are cooked until they break down and blend into the masala.
  6. Mutton: The marinated mutton pieces are added to the masala, and the mixture is cooked until the mutton is tender and infused with the flavors of the spices.
  7. Simmering: The dish is simmered to allow the flavors to meld, and the mutton reaches its desired level of tenderness.
  8. Garnish: Chopped fresh coriander and mint leaves are commonly used for garnish just before serving, adding a pop of color and freshness.

Mutton masala is often served with rice, naan, or other bread, making it a hearty and satisfying dish. Have you ever tried making or eating Mutton Masala?

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