Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chettinad Mutton Chukka (chettinad mutton dry)



Another chettinad non veg delicacy.Who will not love a plate of mutton chukka and curd rice.Today afternoon my younger daughter was telling 'Amma I should thank only the readers of your blog for getting these mouth watering curries'.I very rarely buy mutton and even if I buy I will go for mutton with bones and make gravy like with that fearing the high fat content in that.Since I am running out of good chettinad non veg items to blog,I thought of making this today.An awsome lunch we had today. If you people are able to get good fresh mutton in your area surely give a try.You are sure to get an appreciation.Here we get good mutton so it was well cooked with in 12 minutes in the cooker.Cooking time of mutton depends on the quality and freshness of mutton.

Ingredients
Mutton-350 gms
Minced onion-Big(2) Small -30
Tomato-1
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Corriander powder-3 teaspoon
Kuzhambu milagai Thool-3 teaspoons
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Garlic Chopped-5 pods
To grind
Grated cocunut-2 tablespoons(As little as you can grind in a mixie)
Kas kas or cashews- 1 teaspoon or 5
fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
To season
Cinamon-2 small pieces
Clove-2
Bay leaf-a small piece
Curry leaf-little
Fennel seed-1 teaspoon

Procedure
Wash and cut the mutton into uniform pieces.Keep a pressure pan or small cooker in the stove.In one teaspoon of oil add 1 tablespoon onion,little garlic(qty shown in the plate with mutton) and saute.Add the mutton pieces and saute for 2 minutes.Add the coriander powder and 1 spoon kuzhambu milagai thool or chilli powder.Put 1/2 the qty of salt needed(1 teaspoon).Pour 1 cup of water.Mix everything well.If you think your mutton is not good and will take time to cook add 1/2 cup more water.Close the cooker.Once the pressure starts coming Sim the stove and switch off after 12 minutes.Meantime grind the items given in'to grind'.
Keep a sauce pan or kadai in the stove and in 2 table spoons of oil season the chukka with the items given in 'to season' and saute the ginger garlic paste, onion,tomatoes shown in the small plate.Now add the grounded masala and saute nicely.Open the cooker separate the mutton pieces.Add the gravy left into the kadai along with the remaining kuzhambu milagai thool and salt and go on stirring It will very fast become thick.Now add the mutton pieces and go on stirring till you get the desired consistency.(if you stop stirring,the masal will get burnt).So be careful.It will take only 5 to 10 minutes.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves

43 comments:

Priti said...

Looks so gud..I tried the brinjal masala....was soo gud..thanks for the recipe :)

Raji said...

Aachi can this be made with chicken also as we don't eat mutton.. Recipe looks so tempting..

Solai Chidambaram said...

Yes Raji,You can do the same with chicken.But chicken will get cooked in 5 minutes

Priya said...

Aachi,
Ur recipes r awesome..pls post the recipe of odu sambhar of chettinad.i had once in my friend's home..that has moong dal,toor dal and smashed potatoes...did u know that kind of sambhar

Cham said...

Ah Aunty, Bookmarked this one also, I want to try chicken and mutton :) They are absolutely delicous looking!

Solai Chidambaram said...

Priya,I have blogged that sambar recipe you mention with moong dhal as pachadi in the side dish section.a very easy but an awsome one which I want you guys to give a try

Kayal said...

Great sharing...soon i will try out this version. Mouthwatering....

maxo said...

Aachi - my wife tried this one today - Awesome - it reminded me of my tryst with Chettinad foods @ my friends place

Akal's Saappadu said...

ahhh, that one reminds me of my grandma (she used to do a similar preparation) :) delicious one to note down! and looks yummy as usual!

niru said...

hi,
tanx 4 ur response. plz post tamarind rice,lemon rice receipe...
i could remember,in my hostel they used to make a receipe with brinjal by boiling it,smashing it with puli and make.
could u plz tel me tat receipe

niru said...

hi,
tanx 4 ur response. plz post tamarind rice,lemon rice receipe...
i could remember,in my hostel they used to make a receipe with brinjal by boiling it,smashing it with puli and make.
could u plz tel me tat receipe...

Sujatha said...

ooh, my favorite mutton dish! Looks so delicious aachi.. I tried this recipe in Anjappar restaurant in Chennai, and just loved it.. Will soon try your recipe..

niru said...

i tried diz receipe with chicken.. it was awsome...
can u plz post some more receipes with chicken....
bcoz of ur blog... am getting lots of appreciation

Cham said...

Aunty, in the the grind list, Pottukadalai (dhalia) is missing i guess, I do see in in ur pict but not in list!

Solai Chidambaram said...

Niru Tamarind rice,lemon rice have already been blogged in the rice section.The gravy in which brinjal is smashed is called kosamalli.Check for that recipe in side dish section.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Cham,I did not mention about pottukadalai because I thought u guys will be using cashews instead of kas kas.In that case pottukadalai is not necessary dear

niru said...

hi
i checked ur kosamalli...
itz not tat..
dey wont use any potato and it will b made with lots of puli and itz consistency would b like yam smash

Solai Chidambaram said...

I dont have any idea of a dish like that.Will try to find out Niru.You try kosamalli.It will be a very good side dish for idyappam,dosa and idli

Raji said...

wow Aachi, a nice new look...

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou Raji,I myself was getting bored of the same old look.

sharada said...

hi,
first time here
Your blog has a lot of tempting non-veg dishes..my mouth waters seeing the snaps itself.
Can i include you in my blog-list?

Solai Chidambaram said...

It is pleasure on my part sharada.Your collection is quite interesting.Who will not love mavadu.lovely recipe.I am searching for mavadu as it is the season.

Revathi said...

Aachi

I have a new baby now. So not able too view your site not put comments as much as earlier. But dont stop blogging. If you find time send me an email - revathicsm@yahoo.com

niru said...

plz post some arokkiya samayal..
like kootu,varieties of dhal in chettinad smayal..
tel me d dishes wat people used to cook on sithirai one.. as it z nearing by and hw to celebrate it

niru said...

hi
am not able to make soft chappathies or roties.. even i use add lot of warm water while kneading. could u plz make me this easier

Venkatalakshmi said...

Aachi,
When i cook chicken or mutton it tastes good.But becomes hard to chew.what could be the reason for that.

Nadalia said...

Hello Mam, u had shown roasted gram with the coconut in the picture but you have not mentioned about it in recipe. Should i use roasted gram while grinding?

kozz said...

Thanks for this recipe. I do not usually like mutton, but this recipe turned out so awesome that I had it twice.

vani said...

Aunty,
Chukka came out really well.Thanks for such a wonderfull recipe.I like all your recipes.Aunty Can u please post the recipe for Athirasam.Thank you.

prakruthi said...

I am very impressed.... all the recipes looks yummy... thanks....

drrajasekarent said...

Solai Aachi,
I am a new visitor and i am very much impressed by your site and recipes and the simplicity of explanation. I wish to point out here that adding salt to the raw mutton may not allow the mutton to be cooked properly.Any comments?

drrajasekarent said...

Achi aunty, you always add the kolambu milagai thool, coriander and turmeric after adding the main ingredients- isnt it necessary to saute the spices first to take away the raw smell?
Also please tell me when you can add the "JATHIKKAI"?and its uses?

Minothi said...

tried your chicken kuzhambu first, then next weekend pepper chicken, then this weekend its mutton kuzhambu.. thanks for sharing such wonderful n easy receipies..! we r enjoying our weekends!

Ramesh said...

Aachi
Made this finger licking receipe tonight.. just love it. thanks for your time and sharing it.. live long...

Archie said...

Hello Aachi, I've also been a silent visitor of your wonderful blog. Today I finally gave in and I had to give you my feedback. I made this dish today. It came out excellent. My hubby just couldn't stop himself from lickin the last morsel. Thanks for sharing the recipe. God Bless you.

P.S. I also tried your tomato chuntey and mutton kuzhambu. It came out excellent. I qam plannin to make the Kuzhambu milagai thool in bulk. Gives an awesome taste to nonveg dishes.

Thanks once again.

-Archie

samsung said...

hello mam, i tried this recipe twice. it came out nice. but in your picture it's look verydry, but for me it came in semi gravy. why its so? i did by your procedure in ditto.

sakthi said...

Dear Aachi..

I am one of the luckiest person to come across ur website. Ur mutton chukka was wonderful, we had the leftover as a sandwich..wow what a taste.You are the best Aachi.

sana said...

hi Aunty,
thank u so much for this delicious and mouth watering recipe.tried it and came out very well.u r doing gr8 job :)

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this dish,very delicious with curd rice,got reminded of having the same in a chettinad restaurant in India,very tasty combination with curd rice,mutton looks very fresh and nice in the photograph,kuzhambhu Milagai thool gives nice flavour,thank you,skl

Pri said...

Hello !

Today i saw ur blog on a website. Wow i tried mutton chukka fry authentic it was and i am waiting for my husband to try today ....

Thanks Aaachi....

Rajkumar Rajappa said...

Have been using this recipe for the last four years and thought I should say a big thanks.Thanks mam for all your wonderful recipes.

Manie said...

Hi Aachi,

I tried mutton chukka. Came out very well. Very simple and tasty.

Thank you so much for your contribution.

Anish Yesuraj said...

Mam, tried mutton chukka for the first time. It turned up with great taste. Thanks for your recipe.
Anish