What is not to love about a mouth-watering spicy Mutton Chukka dish? It is everything good, heavenly and spicy. Blended with all the exotic spices of our magical land, a mutton chukka transports you to various different heavens and gets you back down once you have licked that plate off. Although we find it hard to fathom the fact that some of you have never tasted mutton chukka before landing on this page, we will take you through the cooking process patiently with a detailed and step by step procedure! So, promise us you will make it now! We want you to feel where we have been! (all mutton chukka lovers are agreeing right now) You will know what you have been missing only once you eat this delicious spread of meat. So let’s dive into the recipe!
What’s the Hype About Mutton Chukka?
Trust us. We are not hyping this mutton chukka recipe as it deserves to be. This is the low bar. You will know what we mean once you try out this recipe. Chukka means to dry and mutton chukka is nothing but the mutton pieces cooked and roasted along with a blend of all India’s native spices and some seasonings to deliver the aromatic delicious taste. And who does spices better than the Chettinad people? This recipe hails from an absolute Chettinad background and is very simple and quick to make. Chettinad cuisines are known for their simple ingredients with exotic dishes, if you don’t know about them. With this recipe, you will find each piece of mutton coated with masala which is the real taste of success and makes it truly gratifying. This recipe is simple and foolproof so dip your hands into that masala without fear!
A Brief Recipe
The meat cuts of the leg, shoulder, ribs work well for the mutton chukka recipe. The well-cut mutton pieces are initially pressure cooked with onion, tomato, ginger-garlic paste, pepper powder, chilli powder, turmeric, and sprigs of curry leaves. The mutton becomes tender and succulent after cooking and it is stir-fried in gingelly oil, shallots, tomato, dry red chillies, and pepper powder and some seasonings finally to make the delicious result- Mutton Chukka. The flavours in this recipe are simply amazing to savour and smell and works great with curd rice, biriyani, rasam or simply by itself, you can have it solo too!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
To cook the mutton:
1/2 kg Mutton
To make chukka:
2 tablespoon gingelly oil
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
4 dry red chillies
1 cup shallots
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1.5 teaspoon pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
To cook the mutton:
To make mutton chukka:
The rich flavorful mutton chukka is ready to be served. Serve it hot and the leftover can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerated for 2 days. Per serving contains about 295 calories but who’s counting when you have a sinfully aromatic plate at your hand’s reach!
Unavoidable Tips :
You will need a pressure cooker and a saucepan to bring this recipe together which you can purchase on the following links:
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