Mutton Curry by Rheea Mukherjee
by Shweta Thakur on Jan 19, 2022
- 1 packet of Good Dot vegetarian meat (amazon link is above)
- 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of the following (add more or less depending on your taste):
- jeera powder
- jeera seeds
- mustard seeds
- chili powder
- haldi (turmeric)
- ketchup (optional)
- garam masala or meat masala
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 dried red chilis
- 4 green chilies (whole or chopped if you like it spicy)
- Salt to taste
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 8 cloves of garlic
- 2 inches of fresh ginger
- 1 large onion
- 3 small patatoes
- 2 small tomatoes
- 1 fistful of fresh cilantro (dhanya pata)
Open up you package of the vegan meat. Pull apart the pieces and put in a pressure cooker. Add water to cover it by at least 2 inches. Let is cook for one whistle and switch off.
In the meantime peel you potatoes, cut them into desired chunks and rub some turmeric, salt, and chili powder on it. Now, in a large pot add the oil and let it heat. Add the seasoned potatoes and fry it for 6-10 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from the oil and set aside.
In a blender add water and chopped onion. Make into a paste. Set aside. Do the same thing for the tomatoes and then for the ginger garlic. So you should have three bowls: onion pulp, tomato pulp, and ginger -garlic pulp. It's ok if it's watery because of the water you added to blend.
Start the fire in the same pot you fired the potatoes in with the oil that's been retained from frying. Add cinnamon sticks, bayleaf, red chilis, mustard seeds, peppercorns, and jeera seeds in. Fry for one minute. Now add the onion pulp and fry for another minute. Add ginger garlic and toss in the pot for 3 minutes. Finally add the tomato pulp and ketchup (if using) and let it boil.
Add all your masalas in now (jeera powder, haldi, salt, sugar, chili powder, garam or meat masala).
Now look to your pressure cooker. Open the pressure cooker when cooled and take out the vegan meat. Wow that looks scary-real nah?
Don't throw the broth, you'll be using that.
Add the vegan meat pieces into the boiling curry you've been making. Now dump the friend potatoes in to it as well. Add some of the broth water and do a quick taste check for salt/spice levels and adjust accordingly. Now add you green chilis and let it simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes. In between keep adding a little more of the broth water.
Add the fresh cilantro to the pot and turn off the heat.