This recipe is a family favorite from the old days. Not only is it delicious, but it is a quick and easy meal. It is adapted from The Working Woman's Cookbook by Vimla Patil (1979).
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 kg Mutton (or organic chicken
- 2 organic onions, sliced
- 1.5 cups organic yogurt
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1.5 tsp ginger and garlic paste
- 1.5 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt to taste
- cilantro for garnish (optional)
- raw sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
- Mix yogurt and tumeric in a bowl. Set aside.
- Slice onions. Heat oil in pressure cooker. Add sliced onions and cook until brown.
- Cut meat/ chicken into cubes. Add it to the onion and sauté.
- Add ginger/garlic paste, all spices and yogurt.
- Stir and cook till the oil separates from the yogurt.
- Add salt and water and pressure cook until done. (the water should be just enough to cover all the ingredients in the pressure cooker. If you are not cooking in a pressure cooker, add only 1/2 cup water and allow chicken to cook, adding more only if necessary).
- Garnish with cilantro.
- If making this into a curry, set aside the cooked chicken, and puree other ingredients to desired liquid consistency. Then garnish with cilantro and almonds.
- Use only half the quantity of spices if you have a low spice tolerance.
- Substitute organic chicken for mutton: not only for health reasons, but also because it will cook quickly even without a pressure cooker.
- Puree the gravy and onions at the end for a smoother, more curry like finish that can be served with rice (see picture attached).)
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