Recipe for railway mutton curry recipe. Anglo-Indian recipe for mutton curry first served in the “Blue Train” that ran between Bombay Victoria Terminus and Calcutta during the British Raj days.
For cooking the Mutton for Railway Mutton Curry
1 cup water
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 kg mutton, bone-in
Other Ingredients for Railway Mutton Curry
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 dried red chillies
1 star anise
2 onions, sliced (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon black pepper powder (divided)
1.5 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 cup water
1 marble sized tamarind – soaked in 1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Soak the tamarind in hot water for 20 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind to extract the pulp. Discard the seeds and the pith. Set aside.
Now we will boil the mutton for the curry. Take a pressure cooker and add a cup of water. Add in the turmeric powder and salt. Cover the cooker with a lid and cook on medium flame for 20 minutes. Ignore the number of whistles. After the said time, wait for the pressure to settle. Set aside.
Take a pan and add in the oil. Add in the whole spices and the sliced onions. Saute till the onions are soft. Once the onions are soft, add in the ginger garlic paste.
Add in the tomatoes and the salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes till the tomatoes are mushy. Add in the spice powders and sauté for a few seconds.
Add in the potatoes and the water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes till the potatoes are fork tender. Add in the tamarind pulp and a teaspoon of sugar.
Add in the coconut milk. I have used canned coconut milk. Add in the cooked mutton along with the stock used for cooking. The stock has a lot of flavour.
Simmer the curry for a few minutes. Finally, finish it with a generous sprinkle of coriander leaves and black pepper powder.
Serve with bread and rice.
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