It is one of the local Himachali recipes, traditionally cooked with mutton but can be tried with equal success with chicken as well. If you are a vegetarian, give this recipe a shot with Paneer alone.
The rich flavours of the recipe are enhanced with the use of spices ground freshly in a mortar and pestle as against a mixer-grinder.
Meat Curry with Paneer:
Difficulty Level: Moderate
- Mutton/Chicken (boneless) – 500 gm
- Paneer – 150 gm
- Red Chilli Powder 2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1.5 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Ginger – one inch piece
- Green Chillies – 4 to 5
- Garlic – 10 cloves
- Onion – 1 medium-sized finely chopped
- Cloves – 10
- Large Cardamom – 1 (smashed)
- Cinnamon – 1 stick
- Black Peppercorns – 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
- Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
- Refined Vegetable Oil – 3.5 tbsp
To Marinate the Meat (Mutton or Chicken):
- Put the meat in a bowl with some oil, red chili powder, turmeric powder and some salt.
- Give the meat pieces a good rub in spices till all the pieces are well covered with the spice mixture.
- Cover the meat bowl and set aside till needed.
To prepare the spice paste:
- In a thick bottomed pan, dry roast all the spices including ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and large cardamom.
- Add the onion and green chilies and dry roast them too.
- Add all these spices in a mortar and pound them with a pestle till it turns into a nice paste (you can use the mixer as well).
To prepare the dish:
- In a thick bottomed pot heat some oil.
- Add the spice paste to the oil with some water and fry it well for five minutes with constant stirring.
- To this fried paste add some more red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt (remember to adjust salt because you already have added a little while marinating the meat).
- Cook until the oil separates from the masala.
- Add the marinated meat to the spice paste and mix well till all the meat pieces are covered with the spices.
- Add around half a litre of water, cover the pot and let it simmer on low flame till the meat is soft.
- While the meat is simmering, in a separate non-stick pan take around two teaspoons of oil and fry chunks of paneer (no need to deep fry the paneer) and sprinkle some red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
- Add this paneer to the simmering meat.
Serving Suggestion: Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
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32 thoughts on “Mutton Curry with Paneer”
oooooooooohhhh o love that , Mutton yummy .. and its good you put a post towards the end of week as weekend is coming and i have all the time to make it .. 🙂
sorry not been regular here
Give it a shot Bikram and let me know how it turned out 😀
I am away from blogs too so sorry cancelled 😀 😀
I could smell its aroma just by seeing the picture! 😀
Make it CR 🙂
Come over Ani…I’ll make it for you 😀
I’m going to give this a miss 🙂 Although your posts make me wish I cooked non-veg 🙂
I am going to try this without the meat…yummmmmmmm
Errr…ME, what exactly is cooked as per you which will have the level of difficulty as difficult..no just wondering 🙂
Hmm…now that’s a difficult question but the reality is, if I can make it successfully in one shot it has to be easy or moderate 😀 😀
Looks yum! Need to try it .
BTW is it my imagination or does your pic look like the dish is swimming with oil? 😐
Nah it isn’t oil alone, I have used some fresh stock along with water that’s giving the hue on the sides 😀
Give it a shot and let me know how it turned out 😀
The spice paste sounds interesting. Will try this with paneer
Please give it a try lifesong and let me know how it turned out 😀
Looks so yummy,i am going to make this soon…
Reading for the first time meat with paneer….
You’ll like the rich flavors Saritha…do give it a try 😀
yummy! I will try it with potatoes..I am a vegetarian who does not like paneer 😀
Go for it girl…am waiting with my fingers crossed 😀
Ah ME !
I would love to try this with paneer 🙂 and come back here to comment how it went.
Looks lovely – thanks for sharing ! 🙂
You are welcome 🙂
Am waiting to hear how it turned out for you 😀
I tried this, I tried this without any meat! It came out super nice 🙂 I loved it and so did my better half and we fought over who gets that extra paneer coz’ they were uneven in number – we are so mad no?
Thanks ME 🙂 I am going ot come here so often
I am glad it turned out to your liking 😀
I’d love to have you around 😀
Sometimes I wish you wouldn’t put up all these recipes…they make me drool!!!! 😀
Looks yummy! will try out the recipe
Please do…am waiting to hear how it turned out 😀
Made this yesterday with chicken,came out very well and it was very tasty.I made the dry powder more than i required for this curry so that i can use it for any other curry…..
I am glad it turned out nice…that’s a great idea 😀
Check the link http://mykitchenaroma.blogspot.in/2012/04/paneer-chicken.html.
btw you new blog look is beautiful and soothing to the eyes.
I am hoping over right away Saritha 🙂
Give it a try Yasmeen…I am sure you won’t be disappointed 🙂
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