Mutton Kosha ( Bengali Style Mutton Curry )
Among the famous Bengali dishes, there is one dish that never fails to impress anyone...that is Spicy Mutton Curry aka Mutton Kosha.
It is really a happy moment to sit with family and enjoy a delicious lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon with mutton kosha with hot steamed rice. ..,today bring you the recipe of this dish straight from a my kitchen.
Preparation Time -25 minutes
Marination Time -overnight
Cooking Time -45 minutes to 1.5 hrs
500 gm goat meat (you can also use lamb meat)
2 onions paste
3 tbsp garlic paste
2tbsp ginger paste
2tsp dry red chilli paste (optional)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1tsp Coriander powder
salt to taste
2 tablespoon curd
1 tbsp red chili powder
2 potatoes (cut into halves)
2 teaspoon garam masala(dry roast 1 chinamon stick, 4 green cardamom, 5 cloves and a little bit nutmeg and then grind to make a powder
4 tablespoon mustard oil or cokking oil (preferrably mustard oil)
1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter
2 bay leaves
3 whole cardamoms
½ inch long cinnamon stick
1 tsp of sugar
Beat the Yogurt and add 1 tbsp ginger, 1 tbsp garlic and 1 tsp red chilli paste..mix well and rub it to the mutton...add 1/2tsp turmeric powder and salt and mix it well.....keep it overnight in the fridge.
Next day, in a Deep and Heavy bottom pan, heat oil
Add potatoes...Shallow fry. ..keep them aside
temper the oil with cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves, and cardamom. Also add sugar to it. The sugar gives a nice red colour to the gravy.
Add onions paste, fry until light brown
Add remaining ginger, garlic and red chilli paste, fry until the raw smell of masala paste goes away
Cook until oil gets separated.....stir continously
Add chopped tomatoe...mix...and cook for some time
Now add the marinated mutton and mix well.
Add Coriander, Red Chilli Powder and remaining Turmeric Powder....and stir....add salt
Stir to mix everything together and cook on low flame.
Cover and let it cook for sometime and then stir so that it does not burn.
Keep doing this process for 20-25 minutes till the mutton is soft and all the water is released.
In between, uncover and check for burning at the bottom, if required sprinkle very water.
You can transfer this to a pressure cooker....add 1 cup warm water. Close the lid and let it whistle for 3 ....do this under medium flame
Turn off the stove. Wait till all the pressure is released. Open the cover and add the fried potatoes. Cover the cooker with lid and allow for 1 more whistle under low flame...wait till all the pressure is released. ..then open the cover...add garam masala powder and ghee...cover....and cook for 2 minutes
if you want you can cook this without using pressure cooker. ..in that case.....Add 2 cups water (in mutton kosha,gravy should not be very watery)) and cover with lid and cook on low flame for at least an hour till the mutton becomes soft.Once mutton is soft...open the cover. ..add ghee and garam masala. ...cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve Mutton Kosha with hot steamed rice or luchi( BengaliStyle Poori )...but me and my family members love to have Mutton Kosha or Bengali Style Mutton Curry with hot steamed rice.