Benarasi Mutton Curry
From red chillies to a dash of cinnamon, this steaming hot Benarasi mutton curry is all things sugar and spice. Have it with soft chapatis along with some finely chopped onions and green chillies.
Benarasi Mutton Curry Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra
Cuisine

- Indian

Serves

- 2

Cooking Time

-30 Min

Difficulty

- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min

INGREDIENTS

  • For Benarasi Mutton Curry: 10 - 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch raw turmeric root
  • 1 blade mace
  • 1 tsp dried lichen
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 black cardamoms
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp black papper corn
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 dried red chillies
  • oil
  • 2 onions
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 500 gm meat
  • water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
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HOW TO PREPARE BENARASI MUTTON CURRY

  1. 1

    Procedure to make Benarasi mutton curry: In a bowl add garlic cloves, chopped onions, raw turmeric root, mace, dried lichen, poppy seeds.
  2. 2

    Add green cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, black peppercorn, cumin seeds and soak it in the water.
  3. 3

    Add dried red chillies in the mixer jar and grind it.
  4. 4

    Add the paste in a bowl.
  5. 5

    In a heated pan add oil, chop onion slice.
  6. 6

    In the oil add bay leaves, cumin seeds, chopped onions and let it cook until it turns brown.
  7. 7

    Add meat, water and mix it well.
  8. 8

    Add the paste in the mutton and mix it well.
  9. 9

    Prepare roti.
  10. 10

    In a heated pan add ghee, cumin seeds and add the mixture to the mutton.
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