Thursday, 16 February 2012

Mutton Pepper Fry - Andhra style

Andhra Mutton Pepper Fry , one of the best semi dry mutton dish in South India.
Had this several times in bengaluru, in 2 of the most authentic Andhra restaurants, and after tasting it recently was able to replicate it....
I am sure after cooking this dish, you will know which restaurants I am talking about.

Mutton -1/2 kg
Onion - 2 big ones
Tomato - 1 onion
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leavesCoriander leaves
Oil for cooking

To be Dry Roasted
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seed 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns - 4 nos
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
cinnamon - 1 small piece
cloves - 2
cardamom - 2

Method to prepare.
Wash and pressure cook Mutton pieces with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric.
Drain the cooked mutton from water and keep the water aside.
Chop Onions, Tomatoes. Keep aside
Take a Kadai, dry roast all the masala. Once cool, grind to a fine powder.
Then heat Oil, add curry leaves. Then add onions.
Sauté till the onions are brown. then add ginger garlic paste. cook well.
Then add tomatoes and mutton pieces, cook on high flame till the tomatoes are soft.
Then add the ground masala and sim for 5 mins, then add the water and bring to boil.
Cook on high flame until the water evaporates leaving a nice thick gravy.
Now fry the pieces until oil comes out. Once the water is completely gone, each piece gets a nice coating around it.
In the end, add the remaining pepper powder over the pieces and stir it well.

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