As I mentioned in my earlier post, I got to taste this prep at my in-laws..... So this is my 'Delicacy in-law'. And when it is well cooked with the meat pieces very soft & juicy, is very divine...... in taste...... My folks love it a lot....My brother takes 2-3 servings for lunch.....& loves it with rotis too.....
But as the fat is on a higher & primary side, we all tend to avoid it.... but failing at the hands of our taste buds, sometimes, pleading for a morsel, & craving for more later..... Many a times when I have prepared it & my mom calls up to find out what have I prepared for lunch.... I would lie.... giving her a wrong menu for the day...... Kuku, tells her about it, when we visit her sometimes later & I get caught.....Ooops!!!!! ;-) Then I would hear her again saying "cholesterol & high in fat...please do not indulge more...." I know but how do I let my taste buds know it..... They are
so mean on me....many a times..... ;-)
A year earlier, when I started visiting my doctor, who specializes in homeopathic meds, she used to ask me about my non veg intake too..... I did not lie but not always revealed the truth completely..... She kept a check then.....& I checked my weight more often.... but now..... Not that I indulge myself in non veg regularly, but she stopped asking me about it..... may be she thought it was a waste of time & energy asking 'me' about it..... But I must tell you this....
She (My Doc) now reads my posts too.... & as the secret reveals
"She Knows What I Ate Last Supper" or what I ate when !!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-) I am happy she does & sometimes scared too.....
!!!!!!One is always scared when they are at wrong.....!!!!!
Anyway, anything within a limit...is always good.... Too Much Is Too Bad........
As they say " If taken too much, even the so called 'Immortal Nectar' turns 'poisonous'"......
Hmmm!!! With all the non veg talk, now done...lets get down to note the recipe of this prep.......
Meat Rassa (Meat रस्सा)
Mutton - 1kg (cleaned & washed)
Tomato - 5 medium (finely chopped)
Onions - 6 big (finely sliced)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Kitchen King Masala - 2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Curd - 3 tbsp
Mustard Oil - 6 tbsp
Water - 4 cups
Coriander Leaves - 4 twigs (finely chopped)
Dry Red Chilli - 6, broken
Cinnamon - 5 pieces
Cloves - 4 pieces
Cardamom - 1 piece
Bay Leaf - 2 to 3 pieces
Marinate the cleaned & washed mutton pieces with a tsp each of turmeric powder & salt. Keep it aside for 20 minutes. Beat the curd well & keep it aside too.
Now heat oil in a pressure pan or cooker. Add the whole spices one by one..... Once they are sauteed on low flame, add the sliced onions & fry till translucent. Then add the chopped tomatoes & stir fry till they combine well. Add ginger garlic paste & fry further for 2 minutes.
Then add all the masala powders mentioned & stir fry to blend them all well. Now add the beaten curd & stir fry till the masala throws the oil out.
PS: This step makes sure that the masala is well combined & cooked well.
Add the mutton pieces & stir fry for 35 minutes. Keeping stirring carefully so that the masala does not stick to the pan & the pieces do not get shredded. When the oil tends to leave the masala mixture, add water, depending on how well you require your meat to be cooked.....
WELL I LOVE MEAT WELL COOKED (which just melts in my mouth leaving its juice behind for me to relish on)!!!!!!!!
Now cover it with the lid & allow it to whistle for 6 whistles...... When all the steam gets released, uncover & mix the gravy slightly, avoiding the pieces from breaking up......Transfer into a serving bowl.
Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves & serve it hot with either plain rice or a well prepared flavoured rice & some salad too.....
And accompanies the roti, parata & almost all kinda bread... too for dinner..... :-)
This prep is on its way to the EFM - Mutton Series........ conducted by SrishKitchen.....
"DO find Your place there my Meat Rassa ;-)
And with the year coming to an end, there are few blogfares, that need to be flaunted here.... with a tag of THANKS!!! of course.........
I thank Sailaja for passing on the hearty flowers
and Dolly, Vineeta & Sangeeta for sharing their CHEERS!!!!!!
Cho.........Chweeeeeeeeeeet that baby girl is............... I wish she was mine...... :-( Anyways....
CHEERS TO ONE & ALL!!!!!!!!!!!
UNTIL NEXT...... KEEP THE FAITH!!!!!!!!!!