Sunday, 13 September 2009

Idli with mutton curry

The combination for some would come as a surprise but it takes me back to my childhood memories. We had a lot of tamilian neighbours and most of them used to prepare this during diwali. It was from them that we had our first taste and there after it appeared quite frequently in our menu.

Raw rice or idli rice-3cups
Urad dal-1cup
Cooked rice-1/2cup
Methi (fenugreek seeds)-1/2tsp
Salt to taste

Wash the rice & urad dal. Soak the urad dal together with methi seeds for about 3 hours. Soak the rice in water for 4-5 hours. Drain the water from the urad dal and grind it in a mixie adding water until it becomes a fine & frothy mixture. Now drain the water from the rice and grind it along with the cooked rice adding water until it is smooth. Mix the ground items and allow it to ferment for 10-12 hours. The batter should be of dripping consistency, just right to pour into the idli steamer. Add salt before steaming.

Then make idlis in the idli steamer. Steam the idlis for about 10 minutes.

Preperation time: 20min | Cooking time: 40 min

Mutton curry
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Coriander powder-3tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Black pepper-10
Cinnamon stick(1 inch)-1
Curry leaves-a few
Salt to taste

Wash the mutton well and add the turmeric powder and a few curry leaves. Mix well and keep it aside.

Heat some oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves & black pepper. When the pepper starts to pop add ginger, garlic and onions and saute until onion changes the colour slightly. Now add the grated coconut and fry until coconut turns light brown. Add the coriander powder and chilli powder and roast until it loses its raw smell. Cool this mixture and grind it to a fine paste. Add this to the mutton and mix well.

Heat some oil in a pressure cooker and add the mutton. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add potatoes(pieces should be bigger) and salt. Add a glass of water and pressure cook until the mutton is done.


Preeti Kashyap said...

delicious pics! i love the vada! looks perfect!

Latha said...

Thanks Preeti..

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