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Nalli Nihari Recipe In Instant Pot- Mutton Nihari

Nalli Nihari Recipe – Slow cooked lamb shank in the silky smooth gravy is something to die for. A true meat lover will swear by Nihari. Lamb nihari or Lamb shank curry takes time to cook, however the steps are not complicated, and tastes nothing short of awesome! Best part is that you can make this in Instant pot too, as well as on a normal pot. Mutton or lamb nihari is a true show stopper in any party menu.

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Rosemary Garlic Lamb Loin Chops Recipe

Do you love lamb? What will be your favourite cut from the lamb? Do you like shoulder, leg, shank or ribs or loins? If you are a familiar to the taste of lamb, you will know each part has its own taste. While it is still not the season to start doing open grills, I have got this lamb loin chops recipe, which can be made anytime of the year. The strong flavours of garlic and rosemary added on the loin chops makes them so much desirable to eat. This recipe is oven baked loin chops, however have given guidance on how to cook lamb chops on stove top and bbq/ grill too.

My hubby is huge fan of lamb meat and rib chops had been his favourite. Lately he has found love for loin chops. Lamb loin chops inherently posses massive flavours, these are so easy to make with minimal of flavouring.

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Aloo Gosht Recipe – Lamb Potato Curry

Call it simply delicious or simply scrumptious, this lamb curry is for masses. This aloo gosht aka lamb potato curry is made with lamb, potatoes and some basic spices, giving an amazing flavour. Pair it with rice or naan and you have an absolutely mouthwatering meal ready. The thick stew is deliciously finger licking. Here is my Aloo Gosht recipe.

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Bhuna Gosht – Step by Step Recipe

Bhuna Gosht or Lamb Recipe – Gosht, what images does this word brings in your mind? Traditionally gosht is referred to as goat or mutton, but have been interchangeably used for lamb meat too. I have heard that people who love meat, love lamb meat more than any other meat. Bhuna gosht or bhuna mutton is one such meat dish which is loved by meat lovers.

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Chettinad Lamb Mutton Curry Recipe

Chettinad Lamb Curry Recipe – If you are a non-vegetarian, what is your favourite meat? I am myself a vegetarian, but have heard from people who eat non-veg food that once they eat lamb / mutton, they prefer it over chicken. My partner is non-veg food lover and I love helping him with his recipes. So he wanted to eat “Chettinad Mutton Curry” (or South Indian lamb curry) last week and here I was with him guiding his way through the recipe 🙂

Chettinad Mutton Curry Recipe
Chettinad Mutton Curry Recipe

This Chettinad Mutton or Lamb Chettinad is a classic south indian curry originating from Chettinad region of India. Chettinad cuisine is perhaps the most renowned thing in the Tamil Nadu.

Most of the dishes are eaten with rice and rice based accompaniments such as dosaisappamsidiyappamsadais and idlis. The recipe of the chettinad mutton curry which am sharing below is suitable to be consumed with rice and indian flat bread (chapatti) too.

In Chettinad food, major spices used include peppercorn, cardamom, chillies, cinnamon, coconut, hence this recipe of mine includes all these spices. It is the usage if these raw spices which gives this curry an aromatic essence along with spicy flavour. It is such a distinct flavour that once you will have it, you will recognise this taste any day and likely crave for it yet again.

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Method to make Chettinad Lamb Curry

  • First of all, marinate the mutton pieces with some salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add all the ingredients listed under Chettinad masala category one by one and roast them for 7-8 minutes.
  • Once roasted, switch off the heat and let it cool. Transfer this into a grinder jar and grind it to a smooth paste. Our Chettinad masala is ready.
  • Now add the ground paste to the marinated mutton and mix it well. Let it marinate for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat a kadai/pan and add a tablespoon of oil to it. Once the oil is heated add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Now add curry leaves and chopped onion. Once the onion turns light golden, add the tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
  • Now add the marinated mutton and 2 cup of water. Let it cook for 30-45 minutes on low medium heat so that it’s cooked properly. Stir in between and check the Mutton pieces for softness. Switch off the flame once the mutton is soft and the gravy reaches your desired consistency.

Pro Tips for Chettinad lamb curry

  • You can reduce the cooking time by pressure cooking the marinated mutton for 2-3 whistles and then add it to the gravy and cook for 8-10 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • Swap lamb meat with goat meat, if available.
  • You can use red onions instead of Shallots.
  • It tastes best when cooked in mustard oil.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this authentic chenntinad style lamb curry with hot steamed rice or Indian bread.

Lamb Chettinad Recipe | Lamb Recipe _ Your Food Fantasy
Lamb Chettinad Recipe | Lamb Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Other Lamb Recipes

Lamb Chops

Lamb Rogan Josh

Handi Gosht

Lamb / Mutton Biryani

Achari Gosht

Aloo Gosht

Now let me walk you through this step by step recipe of Chettinad style lamb curry.

Recipe Card

Chettinad Lamb Curry | Your Food Fantasy

Chettinad Mutton Curry

Mutton / Lamb curry made in Chettinad (south indian) style. The unique flavours from this curry will make a lamb lover drool over it.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Marination 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 611 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Chettinad Masala

  • 12-15 Shallots
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Inch Piece Ginger
  • 1 Inch Piece Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Coriander Seeds
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Grated
  • 5 Dried Red Chillies
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

For Gravy

  • 600 Grams Mutton /Lamb Pieces
  • 1 Onion Large – Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium – Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt As per taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 String of Curry leaves
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves To garnish

Instructions
 

  • First of all, marinate the mutton pieces with some salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add all the ingredients listed under Chettinad masala category one by one and roast them for 7-8 minutes.
    Chettinad Curry Masala | Your Food Fantasy
  • Once roasted, switch off the heat and let it cool. Transfer this into a grinder jar and grind it to a smooth paste. Our Chettinad masala is ready.
  • Now add the ground paste to the marinated mutton and mix it well. Let it marinate for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat a kadai/pan and add a tablespoon of oil to it. Once the oil is heated add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Now add curry leaves and chopped onion. Once the onion turns light golden, add the tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
  • Now add the marinated mutton and 2 cup of water. Let it cook for 30-45 minutes on low medium heat so that it’s cooked properly. Stir in between and check the Mutton pieces for softness. Switch off the flame once the mutton is soft and the gravy reaches your desired consistency.
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Notes

  • You can reduce the cooking time by pressure cooking the marinated mutton for 2-3 whistles and then add it to the gravy and cook for 8-10 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • You can use lamb meat or goat meat whatever available.
  • You can use red onions instead of Shallots.
  • It tastes best when cooked in mustard oil.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chettinad Mutton Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1100mg48%
Potassium 955mg27%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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