Mutton soup is very common in south India, this soup can be made with mutton flesh or mutton bones along with spices to induce the flavor and fragrance.Its a very comforting food when we have throat pain, cold or runny nose. Also this can be taken along with the mashed rice. Let us move on to the recipe…
- Mutton bones – 200 gm
- Onion – 1 no
- Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
- Green chilli – 1 no
- Mint leaves – a fistful
- Tomato – 1 ½ no (medium size)
- Cinnamon – 1” inch bark
- Cloves – 3 nos
- Cardamom – 2 nos
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
- Fennel powder – 1 tsp
- Pepper powder – 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Olive oil – 3 tsp
- Cashew nuts – 10 nos
- Finely chop the onion, tomato and mint leaves. Slit the green chillies.
- Soak cashewnuts in water and grind to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
- Wash the mutton bones. In a bowl, take mutton bones, a tsp of ginger-garlic paste, green chilli, tomato, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, fennel powder and salt along with 3 cups of water.
- Cover with the lid and wait for 5 whistles. Open the lid, when the pressure is released.
- Now keep the cooker in medium flame and pour in the cashew paste and stir well, till the rwa smell goes off.
- Heat oil in a kadai and put cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and a tsp of ginger-garlic paste, sauté till they turn golden brown.
- Put the onion and fry till they turn transparent.
- Pour in the soup; allow it to boil for 5 mins.
Serve hot with finger foods. I have served it with bread, tossed in butter.