This is one of the easiest, simplest and tastiest dishes that I have tasted with mutton. I came across this recipe on Pree’s blog and fell in love with it at first sight. Although I couldn’t wait to try it, I was sceptical that my family will even taste it as it has hardly any spices that mutton is usually cooked at our place. So, to be on safer side, I cooked it in meagre quantity just enough for myself. And guess what? I had to share the dish between the other three and was also admonished as to why I had made so less quantity of such a beautiful dish! From then on, this dish makes a regular appearance on our dinner table specially during winters when all you want is light soupy meals that are filling. I have tweaked Pree’s original recipe slightly to make it even more easier and to suit our palate. Try it and you will be impressed by its taste for sure.
- Mutton – 500 g (preferable bone in, but I have even made it with boneless meat)
- Basmati / jasmine rice (Any fragrant rice would do, I prefer jasmine)
- Ginger paste (1 tsp)
- Salt to taste
- Oil -2 tbsp
- Garlic – sliced into thin roundels (10-15 cloves, the more the merrier)
- Red chillies – 5 (or as per taste)
- Lemon juice – 2 tsp
- In a pressure cooker add mutton, rice, ginger paste, salt and enough water to cook all this. Cook till 7-8 whistles (1-2 on high and rest on low flame)
- Once the pressure is released, open the cooker and mash the rice and mutton slightly so that they are well blended but not completely mashed. There should be small pieces of mutton soft mushy grains of rice.
- Add water if required to make it dense but not runny. The consistency should be that of a thick soup. Adjust salt at this stage. Keep it aside
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the dry red chillies till they are crisp, remove from oil and keep aside. Once cool, crush them with fingers to make flakes (Use gloves if necessary)
- In the same oil, fry the garlic roundels till they are crispy brown. Add this oil on the rice meat stew along with crushed chillies and lemon juice.
- Eat while it is hot.