Sunday, August 06, 2006
Mutton Saguti ( Spicy Lamb Curry)
Leg of lamb (cut into 1" pcs) 1/2 kg, Onions(large) 2 no,
Lime Juice, Salt, Oil or Clarified Butter(ghee)
Green Masala: Green Chillies 6, Coriander Leaves 1 bunch,
Mint 1/2 bunch, ginger 2" , Garlic 6 cloves
Red Masala: Dried Coconut(kopra)[grated] 1/2 OR Dessicated Coconut 100 gm,
Onion(large) 1, Poppy Seeds 1 Tsb; Cloves 6, Black Peppercorns 6,
Cinnamon 2", Coriander Seeds 2 Tb; Mace a pinch, Dried Red Chillies 12,
Turmeric Powder 1 Tsp.
Wash the lamb pcs. Finely chop onions. Make the green masala paste using the above ingredients with as little water as possible. Mix this green masala paste with the lamb and let it marinate for one hour.
For Red Masala: Fry the coconut,onion and poppy seeds in a little oil(1-2 tsp) till brown. Then add the remaining ingredients and saute till they release their aroma. Make the red paste using water as required.
In a large vessel take oil or cl. butter and saute the finely chopped onions in it. When the onions are translucent, add the marinated lamb, red masala paste and cook for 1 hour or pressure-cook for 1/2 hour. Now add salt to taste and juice of one lime.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or indian bread.