Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambhu

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Chettinad Dishes, Diwali Recipes | 7 comments

I’ve made this dish a day before Diwali and since then I wanted to post it, but couldn’t find time to do it. Finally I am posting this recipe today. This mutton curry is one of the most easiest and flavorful dish I’ve ever made. It’s an authentic chettinad recipe I’ve got from one of my friend. Chettinad dishes are most popular in southern part of India. You can find chettinad dishes on any restaurant in South India. The ground masala is key to this dish and makes it more delicious and it gives nice aroma. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you. Preparation Time : 45 minutes No of servings : 4-5 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Mutton : 500 gms Onion: 1 cup Tomato : 1 cup(chopped finely)...

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Mutton Dum Biryani

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Chicken dishes, Slideshow, Cooking Videos | 16 comments

Whenever I make it, be it for my husband or for a party, it always turns out great. It takes such a short time to make it but the results are fabulous. Full credit goes to my friend Kathija who shared this recipe with me. Preparation Time : 90 minutes No of servings : 3-4 Spice Level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Mutton or chicken : 1 kg Rice : 4cups (Rice cooker cup) Oil : 250 g (or) 1 cup (Rice cooker cup) Butter : 1/4 piece (or) Ghee : 3 tblsp Onion : 250g (chopped) Tomato : 250g (chopped) Ginger paste : 3tbsp Garlic paste : 2tbsp Curd : 1cup salt : 2tbsp (the reason for this much salt is when u mix the korma with rice it will be even) Red chili powder : 1...

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Simple Mutton Biryani

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Rice dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes | 18 comments

I have heard a lot about how difficult it is to cook a perfect mutton biryani. They say the hardest part is to cook the mutton perfectly. Here is a flavorful recipe for all the Mutton Biryani lovers. This recipe was given to me by my good friend Victor. He is an enthusiastic cook. Though I do not eat non-vegetarian food I have heard all my friends praising about this biryani. So I thought I will share the recipe with you.  Victor took all the effort by taking step by step pictures of the making and the presentation. My job is to share this recipe to you. Hope you all enjoy this lovely biryani and don’t forget to write your comments. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1 hr and 30 minutes No. of servings: 6 Spice level: 3.5...

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Chettinad Kola Urundai Kuzhambhu – Spicy Meatball Curry

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Chettinad Dishes | 7 comments

I’ve just posted Kola urunadi recipe couple of days back and this is a continuation of that recipe. you could just serve the meatball/kola Urundai as an appetizer or you could make it even more appealing and make it as a curry. Kola urundai kuzhambhu is also an one of the authentic chettinad dishes. This is one popular dish you can find in some chettinad restaurants. You can serve this with chapathis, parathas, rice or as a side dish for any Biryani. Preparation Time : 30 minutes No of Servings : 4-5 Spice Level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Kola urundai/Meatballs : 12 Onion: 1 small (finely chopped) Tomato: 1 (finely chopped) or Tomato puree : 1 cup Curry leaves : 4 Green chilies : 2 (slit into lenghtwise) Ginger & garlic paste : 1 tbsp Kola Masala...

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Chettinad Kola Urundai – Spicy Meatballs

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Chettinad Dishes | 5 comments

This recipe has been long over due to post. I got this recipe from some TV channel show (I totally forgot the show name and channel name) and some professional chef was making it and I wrote it down a while back. I’ve made this recipe couple of times and never got a chance to take pictures. And it tasted really good  every time I made it. Finally I got a chance to take pics and posting it here. Kola urundai is an authentic Chettinadu (south Indian) dish. It’s deep fried meat balls which is a blend of various spices like cloves, cinnamon, ginger & garlic,  cilantro and curry leaves. And these balls can be eaten just like that with some sour and spicy sauce as an appetizer or it can be served soaked in a Kuzhambhu called Kola...

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Ambur Mutton Biryani

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes | 42 comments

  I know we posted a lot of Diwali sweets and savories recipes but what is Diwali without some idlies, mutton gravy and briyani, right? (Veg fans – we love sambar and chutney equally with Idlies. ) My mother-in-law surprised us with this easy-to-make yet heavenly delicious Mutton briyani! Ambur is a town in Tamilnadu and is really famous for their spicy dum briyani. Here is a blurb from Wikipedia Ambur Biriyani is one of the famous biriyani recipes of South India which emerged during the Nawab of Arcot’s regime. Prepared mainly in Basmati Variety of rice, both chicken and Mutton are used for this. A full plate of Biriyani with Brinjal curry (Khattay Baigan or Yennai Kathrika) and Onion Raitha (Vengayam Pachidi) makes our feast a delightful one. Such is its very delicious taste, which makes many thousands of passers by in this Golden Quadrilateral track of...

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Pepper Mutton Curry

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes | 8 comments

As you can see with the recent recipes, the latest theme has been about Karthiks(my hubby) childhood memories of his moms cooking. With her visiting us, she has been making his favorite dishes and I am enjoying them too. Diwali for non vegetarians usually start with a mutton dish. And this was my husband’s favorite Diwali breakfast – idli/dosa with pepper mutton curry. As you will see it is a great dish for those who crave hot food and pretty simple to follow. Go ahead and try it may be it will become your favorite to as it has become mine. Preparation Time : 45 minutes No Of servings : 3-4 Spice Level : 4 out of 5  Ingredients:  Mutton : 500gms Oil : 3 tbsp Fennel seeds : 2 tsp Onions: 1 (large) (chopped finely) Tomatoes : 3...

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Mutton Korma – Lamb Curry

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Mutton Dishes | 22 comments

I recently was inspired by this Mutton Korma recipe from my sister-in-law, Jai over at Tasty Appetite. We bought some mutton last week and I wanted to try this recipe Guess what? It turned out simply superb and we enjoyed it with Idlies and chappathis. You can make this mutton curry in an hour and it is indeed pretty simple to make. Preparation Time : 60 minutes Spice level : 4 out of 5 No of servings : 3-5 Ingredients: Mutton/Lamb : 750gm Onion : 2 (medium) Tomato : 3 Cloves : 3 Cinnamon : 1″ cardamom : 2 Fennel seeds : 11/2 tsp Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp Bay Leaves : 1 Curry leaves : 7-8 Ginger & Garlic paste : 2 tbsp Yogurt : 1/4 cup Coconut pieces : 1/2 cup Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp Red...

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Chettinad Mutton Curry

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Mutton Dishes | 22 comments

Chettinad Cuisine is most popular in southern part of India and in fact it has gained immense popularity if you consider the sheer number of ‘Chettinad’ style restaurants in Chennai! It’s famous for it’s spices and unique flavor. This is the most common non-veg dish you can found in any south-Indian restaurant. My mom made this Chettinad mutton curry last week and it came out really yummy. Preparation Time: 40 minutes Spice Level : 3 out of 5 No of servings : 5-6 Ingredients: Mutton : 1 kg OIl : 2 tbsp Onion : 1 (large) (You can also use shallots or pearl onions instead of regular onions) Tomatoes : 1 Tomato : 2 (for puree) Ginger & garlic paste : 1 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon : 2 “ Cloves : 3 Star Anise : 2 Bay leaves : 2...

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Aatukal Paya (Goat Leg curry)

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Mutton Dishes | 16 comments

It’s been almost a month I’ve posted any recipes.  I’ve had my baby boy on march 30th and he totally changed my life into a beautiful dreamland. He is keeping me busy 24/7. So I couldn’t find time to post any recipes. Thanks to Nithu and Arthi for keeping us entertained with their delicious concoctions. Aatukal Paya (Goat leg curry) is one of the Non-Vegetarian delicacies of South Indian. Most people have a love or hate relationship with this dish. My husband loves it and I am not a big fan of it This is one of those dishes he used to get only when he visits home in India. But Last week he found that our local butcher was selling goat legs and he brought home some. So Immediately I called my Mother-in-law to get her secret recipe...

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Andhra Mutton Curry / Lamb Curry

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Mutton Dishes, Best of ST | 26 comments

This is the first time I am making this style of mutton curry. I am not a big fan of mutton / lamb. But my husband loves all the mutton dishes. Recently I had the Andhra style mutton curry at one of my friends place and I got the recipe from her. I’ve made some small changes from the recipe and tried it. It came out excellent and karthik (my husband) loved it.  It’s a very tasty recipe and it has become one of my favorites now. Ingredients : Mutton/ lamb : 600 gms Onion : 2 (medium) (finely chopped) Tomato : 3 (finely chopped) Oil : 4 tbsp Curry Leaves : 6-7 Coriander Leaves : for garnishing Ginger & Garlic Paste : 1 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder : 2 tsp Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp Masala To grind...

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Mutton Liver Fry

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Breakfast Menu, Featured, Mutton Dishes | 24 comments

First of all I want to  say sorry to all my readers for the late post. I am still on my India vacation and I couldn’t find time to post recipes but I promise when I come back I’ ll post variety of  mouthwatering recipes in ST. “Mutton Liver fry” or “Eeral varuval” is very popular dish in south india. And its one of my favorite too. My mom used to make this  every weekends in my chilhood days. She says it’s good for health.  And cooking mutton liver is little tricky. It should be soft and juicy. If you overcooked it  it will turn out into rubber-like texture. So its all with the trial cooking and practice. So do get the  right proportion adjust the water and cooking time. My mom usually  make this for breakfast, it goes very well with...

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Spicy Mutton Chukka

Posted by on Feb 13, 2009 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Mutton Dishes, Best of ST | 32 comments

I am sure you have one of these obscure things in the vast array of food that we consume, that just hits the spot with certain dishes. Mutton chukka is one of those dishes for me. Being a southie, it tastes heavenly with rice dishes like Sambar rice, Rasam rice & even Briyani. If you make it a little not-so-dry you can even have it paratha or rotis. Ingredients: Oil : 1/4 cup Mutton : 1/2 kg (cut into small pieces) Onion :  2 cups Tomato : 1/2 cup Chili Powder : 2 tbsp Green chilies : 2 to 3 Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp Ginger : 2 tbsp garlic : 3 Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp Cloves: 3 Bay leaves : 2 Cinnamon : 1/4 “ Curry leaves : 8 to 10 Method...

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Spicy Mutton Curry

Posted by on Jun 17, 2008 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes, Recipe Videos | 144 comments

Our first ever Recipe contest went great and we really appreciate everybody for participating in it. We are now back to regular programming with this excellent Mutton Gravy recipe from my mother-in-law’s Kitchen. If you like spicy gravies with chapathis or parathas, then you have come to the right spot. This spicy mouth watering mutton dish will make a perfect companion to different dishes like chapathis, parathas, briyani or even dosas. The trick to getting this right is in the pressure cooking process where the mutton becomes really tender and juicy. Ingredients: Mutton:500gm Onion : 2 Tomatoes : 2 Ginger& Garlic Paste : 3 tbsp Oil : 5 tbsp Cinnamon stick : 1 inch Cloves : 3 Bay leaves : 2 Fennel seeds : 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder: 1tsp Curry leaves : 6 to 8 Red Chili Powder :...

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Baraha Mutton

Posted by on Nov 12, 2007 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Mutton Dishes | 1 comment

Preparation time: 45 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients Mutton :800gms Onions: 4 medium sized(chopped) Tomatoes: 4 medium sized(chopped) Ginger : 2 tbsp(chopped finely ) Garlic : 2 tbsp(chopped finely) Turmeric Powder:1 tsp Red chili powder:1 tsp Salt : as per taste Coriander leaves :1/2 cup(chopped) Lemon : 1 Oil :100ml Masala Powder Red chillies: 8(whole)(according to your spice level) Mustard seeds : 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds:1/2 tsp Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds : 1 tsp Cloves : 5 Method of preparation Cut the mutton into 1 1/2″ sized pieces. Roast the whole spices(mustard seeds,fennel seeds,cumin seeds,Whole red chillies,fenugreek seeds and cloves) seperately and grind together coarsely. Heat mustard oil in a thick-bottomed pan to smoking point and cook the onions till brown. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and Mix...

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