Goat curry or Mutton is one of the spicy , sizzling gravy prepared using tender goat meat cooked in lot of Indian Spices and coconut paste which is best if served with Indian bread.
Whew! Yet another year flew by and I guess this year is gonna be very hectic for me. Lot’s of pending work to be done , lots of things to be learnt. But still, here I am, back with my first recipe of the year and as usual , I would love to start my year with non vegetarian food. 😉
It’s been raining here continuously for past one week and when it rains , I feel all clumsy and just want to burry myself in bed. But from this year I have decided to keep myself active and energetic whatever reason it is.
In my childhood, dad had known this butcher who was supplying fresh goat meat in market and we got the best and tender meat from him. My mom used to make great hot and spicy curry then. I still struggle to make one just like her. Tried out different ways, yet no success replicating her curry . Though me and my son prefer any kind of goat curry, my hubby is more towards chicken . He just eats the gravy and leaves goat pieces for us.
So coming to the point, I have many recipes in mind for this year and since January is cold and freezing month of the year, why not start with something which will warm all of us and also give lot of proteins. Normally in India we also call goat curry as mutton or mutton curry which can be prepared in various ways. I have prepared my curry in a very simple way . Though depending on how tender the goat pieces are, the cooking time varies. First I have properly marinated my mutton pieces so that they cook little quick. The marinated pieces are well cooked in the spices along with tomatoes and onions which gives it nice and tangy taste. Coconut paste is separately prepared to enhance the flavors and should be added at the end.
And that’s it! This Spicy Indian Goat curry is perfect for winter season and can be enjoyed with roti, paratha or naan.
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes
Serves :4 People
- 1 lb(400 grams) Goat meat
- 1 Big onion, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic ,Grated or paste
- 1 Cup tomatoes, chopped
- 10-12 cloves
- 10-12 black pepper corns
- 1 Inch Cinnamon stick
- 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
- 2-3 black cardamoms
- 3-4 Bay leaves
- 10-12 Green chilies chopped
- 1 Tablespoon red chili powder
- 1 Teaspoon turmeric Powder
- 1 Whole bunch of kadi patta/Curry leaves
- 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
- Some water
For Marination :
- 2 Tablespoon Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
For Coconut paste :
- 1/2 Cup dry or freshly grated Coconut
- 1/2 Inch Ginger
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves
- Little Water
Make coconut paste using the ingredients mentioned, in the grinder and keep aside.
Wash goat pieces 3-4 times with water, drain well , add in all the ingredients mentioned under marinade and mix properly. Leave it for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan kept on medium heat and fry whole masala like cloves, pepper corns, cinnamon,fennel seeds,bay leaves and cardamom along with curry leaves and green chilies.
Add onions and fry on medium high till translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.
Add Grated ginger garlic and fry till raw smell goes away.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix and add little water.
Add the marinated goat pieces, cover cook medium high till the pieces turn soft. For me it took 40 minutes. Mix in between. Add water if required.
Add coconut paste, mix and let it simmer on medium heat for 5 more minutes.
Remove from heat and serve with any Indian bread like, roti, naan or paratha.