Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lucknowi Mutton curry

Lucknow city is famous for its monuments and delicious mughlai cuisine.Food is the soul of lucknow.People from all over the world come  here to enjoy the rich culture and historical monument along with delicious mughlai cuisine like kababs,biryani and dumphukth dishes which seal the aroma of the meat and the whole spices in which they are cooked.
                      Today i am here with famous lucknowi mutton curry which is my all time favourite mutton curry.You can add mutton leg/paya pieces also to this curry to get that thick gravy.

Cashew nut-10
Poppy seeds-1/2tsp
Pepper corns-5-6
Red chilly-7-8
Garlic-2 pod
Cinnamon -3  pieces
Coriander leaves-1/2cup(chopped)
Salt to taste.

  • Marinate the mutton with curd and salt to taste.
  • Roast  whole onion over the direct flame and keep aside.
  • Dry roast poppy seeds,chillies,cinnamon,cloves and pepper corns.
  • Now grind roasted onion,tomatoes , cashew nut and roasted masalas to a fine paste .
  • Grind ginger and garlic to smooth paste and keep aside
  •  Now heat the pressure cooker pan  and add oil.In that add ginger-garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
  • Now add marinated mutton pieces and fry further 5mins.
  • Now add the ground masala  and add 2 cups of water and cover the lid and cook for 20 mins or till done.
  • Now open the and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with hot pulka or naan.


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