Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mutton Masala with Mint 'n' White Radish Chutney~ The Punjabi Way!

One of the shows I saw on TLC, by Madhur Jaffrey, this specific episode was on Punjabi Cuisine. She had demonstrated authentic Punjabi style lamb chops. I have substituted lamb chops for regular mutton pieces and tweaked the recipe a bit....but the end result is fantatisco!

Mutton chops/ pieces - 1kg
Ginger - 3tbs finely chopped
Garlic - 6-8pods chopped
Tomato - 1 roughly chopped
Onion - 2medium finely chopped
Cayenne Powder - 1 heaped tbs
Yoghurt - 300ml
Punjabi Garam Masala - 3-4tsps
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1tsp
Lemon Juice - 3tbs
Freshly chopped coriander leaves

Into a large pan, pour some oil and put in the onions, saute for a minute, then add the tomatoes. Saute the tomatoes for about 3minutes, add in the yoghurt, cayenne powder, salt, ginger garlic paste and the mutton pieces. Mix and bring the curry to a gentle boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook the mutton for about 45 minutes and the mutton is almost tender. Then add the roasted cumin seeds and simmer for 15minutes till the mutton is tender and the curry thickens to a sauce. Then add the garam masala and lemon juice, stir well. Add in the chopped coriander. Serve hot.

To make the Punjabi Garam Masala
The spice combinations in garam masala vary in different parts of India: 5 tbsps coriander seeds, 3 tbsps cumin seeds, 2 1/2 tbsps black peppercorns, 2 black cardamom seeds, 2 inch cinnamon stick, 4-5 cloves, 1/6 nutmeg. Put the coriander and the cumin into a cast-iron frying-pan over a medium heat. Stir until lightly roasted. Allow to cool. Grind with the remaining ingredients in a clean coffee grinder and store in a tightly lidded jar.

Mint and White Radish Chutney

Mint leaves - 2cups
White Radish - 1 chopped (which is about 270gms)
Green chilly - 1-2 chopped
Onion - 1 chopped
Lemon Juice - 2tbs
Salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and add water as needed


  1. lovely combo.. never had this..

  2. This sounds wonderful I am for sure going to give it a try I love Madhur Jaffrey


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