Mutton leg curry / Aatu kaal kuzhambu

Mutton leg curry / Aatu kaal kuzhambu

 

One of my favorite and authentic Tamilnadu recipe.

Lamb leg curry / Aatu kaal kulambu

Lamb leg curry / Aatu kaal kulambu

 

Ingredients:

  • Mutton / Lamb leg – 4 nos(smoked and chopped)
  • Shallots – 10 nos
  • Onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Peppercorns – 10 nos
  • Cumin – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Ginger – 1” inch stick
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Coconut milk – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string

Preparation:           

  • Finely chop the onion and tomato. Crush cumin and peppercorns. Also crush shallots, garlic and ginger.
  • In a pressure cooker, take 2 cups of water, lamb legs, turmeric powder, crushed cumin and peppercorns, crushed shallots, garlic and ginger.
  • Pressure cook all these for 5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in another pressure cooker, put mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Wait till they splutter.
  • Put the onions and fry till they are golden brown, followed by tomato till they become mushy.
  • Put all the spice powders and salt. Fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the boiled lamb leg along with the stock, wait till it boil.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and wait for it to boil. Again pressure cook it for 2 whistles.

Serve hot along with steamed rice, idli or dosa.

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