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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Kari Muttai Chops

Remember my mom's Cauliflower Masala Fry, one of the most popular recipes on the blog? I said you can never find it anywhere at any hotels. And this recipe is something you cannot guess (exactly) unless I tell you what it is! And this recipe is my grandma's and she has been keeping this under lock and key. Even my mom does not make this often, its my granny who prepares this all the time. No one else in our entire family can make it like her. You can never find this dish else where. But if you do, am all ears!

KARI MUTTAI CHOPS....Mutton Chops is a spicy curry and the chops is actually hidden inside the eggs. See I told you, you can't guess unless I tell you what it is. Its a family favourite. You got to try this I tell you, and wow your family or play guessing game with the guest! 

You Will Need:
1 Kg Mutton, Boneless
4 eggs Per 250g of Mutton 
1 Small Onion, Finely Chopped
1 Small Tomato, Finely Chopped
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 - 3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

For the Chops Masala:
100g Peppercorns
50g Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds
2 inch Ginger 
8 Garlic Cloves
Some Curry Leaves
Some Coriander Leaves
6 Green Chillies
4 Cloves
1 Cinnamon

The Cooking:

Step 1:
Place all the ingredients for the chops masala and grind them to a paste. It should be smooth and at the same time not very coarse. 

Step 2:
Clean the mutton and place it in a bowl and smear it with the prepared masala. Make sure you massage the mutton well and that the masala is fully coated. Let this rest for an hour at least.

Step 3:
Heat a pressure cooker with oil and add the chopped onions. Once they are translucent add the chopped tomatoes and saute for a 2 - 3 mins. 

Now tumble in the marinated mutton, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, required salt and give it a quick stir. Water is not required to cook the meat since it will cook in its own juices and chops masala. But if you find the water content its too low then sprinkle some but not much. 

Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the meat is done. 

Step 4:
The chops will be little runny. So transfer it to a kadai and simmer till it dries up.

Step 5:
Break eggs into a large bowl and add required salt. Whisk. Add couple of ladles of chops with the mutton pieces into the beaten eggs. If the eggs are in excess you can make a spicy omelet out of it. So don't stress about the mutton to eggs ratio. 

Step 6:
Heat a heavy bottom kadai. DO NOT use flat base ones, the bottom should be curved. Scoop the egg along with a piece of mutton and place in oiled kadai. The kadai must be really hot. It only needs fews seconds of cooking. Now its not tricky, just roll the edges with a spatula couple of times so that the eggs seal the chops. If you see a tear and chops peeking out, then just pour a little beaten egg on it. 

Happy Cooking!


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