This is a fail safe recipe - especially for those people who may not have tried making anything with mutton. The cooking time is long, but once the ingredients are in place, it does not need a lot of babying to turn it into a perfect dish.
In fact, perfect for those days when one is not in the mood for elaborate cooking, but still want a neat tasting dish.
Mutton - 500 gms (cleaned)
Red chilly powder - 1 heaped tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece cut into big pieces (if you like the bite of ginger, dice it)
Cardamom - 2 whole
Cinnamon - 2 pieces
Cloves - 2 pieces
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 pinch
Water - 1/4 glass
In a pot, add all the above ingredients , bring to a boil, and then turn the heat to medium - low . Keep a lid on let it cook for approximately 30 minutes . Stir the meat at intervals and make sure there is enough water so the meat won't burn.
There should only be enough liquid coating the bottom of the pan and the meat will be cooked and tender.
Onion - 1 large (peeled n diced)
Garlic - 8 to 10 cloves (peeled n diced)
Green chillies - 2 (diced)
You can also mince the above in a grinder to make it easier.
In a hot wok, add 1 tbsp oil, saute the onion, garlic and green chillies till the raw smell is gone, add curry leaves and then the pieces of the cooked mutton.
Sieve the pieces of ginger and whole garam masala from the liquid or leave it, according to preference. Add more salt if needed. Add the liquid until it coats the meat well and oil shines through.
Garnish with a chopped tomato and some freshly ground pepper.