Here is a spicy mutton dish I'm sharing that I tried and tasted recently. I have tried very few dishes with Gongura leaves and this one is my favorite so far. I have seen several variations of this recipe and this one is customized with my choice of ingredients.
- Mutton - 1 lb (I prefer with bones)
- Chopped Gongura leaves - 3 cups, loosely packed
- Chopped onions - 1 cup
- Ginger/Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
- G.chillies - 3
- Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
- Chopped tomatoes - 1 cup
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Corriander powder - 2 tsp
- Garam masala - 1 tsp
- Cloves - 2
- Cinnamon - 1 inch
- Corriander leaves - a hand full.
- Remove the gongura leaves from the stem, wash under running water. Chop them roughly.
- Heat a pan. Add the Gongura leaves and g.chillies. Sprinkle some water, cover and cook in low heat for a few mins. Cool and make this to a paste using blender.
- Meanwhile wash the mutton thoroughly and chop into small pieces.
- Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel, season with Cinnamon and cloves. Once they pop, add chopped onions and fry for a few mins.
- Add ginger/garlic paste and fry for a min.
- Add the mutton and mix well.
- Add turmeric, chilli powder, corriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix the mutton well until the spices are coated well.
- Add tomatoes and fry for a few mins.
- Transfer this mixture to a pressure cooker. Add the gongura/g.chillies paste and 1 cup water. Cover and cook until the mutton is fully cooked. This may take 8 - 9 whistles depending on your pressure cooker.
- When done, open the pressure cooker, mix well and cook the mutton in high heat until all the water is evaporated and it becomes thick.
- Finally add chopped corriander leaves and mix well.
Goes well with hot rice and any type of curry. As the picture shows, I enjoyed it with Sambar :)