Mutton fried with potatoes and french beans
Mutton fried with potatoes and french beans recipe
Mutton - 1/2 kg, wash well and cut into one-inch cubes
French beans - 2 cupfuls, cut into one-inch lengths
Potatoes - 3, medium size, scrape off the skins and cut into quarters and immerse immediately into water; this prevents discoloring.
Ginger - 1/2-inch size, fresh
Garlic - a small bulb with small pods or 3 big pods; grind the ginger-garlic to a smooth paste
Onions - 2, medium size, finely chopped
Coriander leaves - a bunch, fresh, finely chopped
Chilli powder - 1teaspoon
Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 2 one-inch long sticks
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Method: Mix together the mutton pieces, salt, chilli-black pepper-coriander-turmeric powders, ginger-garlic paste, and onions. Reserve a teaspoon of chopped onions. Pour enough water over the mutton to just cover it completely. Close with a fitting lid; boil over a moderate steady heat until tender. You may also pressure-cook it. When the mutton is tender, add the potato pieces and french beans into it. If the mixture is rather dry, add a cupful of hot water, along with the vegetables and boil over moderate heat till the vegetables are tender and no water shows over the mutton curry. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle the coriander leaves over the boiled mutton and vegetables. Heat a frying pan and pour in the ghee and oil. When very hot, add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and the remaining onions. Saute until the edges of the onions turn brown here and there and add the boiled mutton-vegetables mixture. Fry well over low heat turning over frequently till it gives out an appetising flavor; then remove it from the heat. It is very tasty used as a side dish with plain boiled rice and sambhar or with chappaties or bread. Do try it out and enjoy!
Notes: Instead of french beans, use any other vegetables in season along with a couple of potatoes. Other suitable vegetables are cauliflower, cabbage, snake-gourd, peas, carrots, double beans, yellow carrots, and brinjals. Instead of mutton pieces, you may use minced meat and make in the same way, along with some kind of vegetables.
Traditional Indian home cooking recipe: Mutton fried with potatoes and french beans