Emily's Favourite Mutton Kalia

1 kg mutton
6-8 potatoes
4 tb. sps tomato puree
3 heaped t. sps garlic paste
3 heaped t. sps ginger paste
2 heaped tb. sps dhania powder
1 t. sp haldi powder
garam masala made with cinnamon, cloves and small cardamom
salt to taste
red chilli powder to taste
4 big onions finely sliced
3tb. cooking oil

  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add mutton and fry for 10- 15 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the dry masalas mixed with 1/4 cup water and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook till reddish brown.
  • Peel potatoes and prick with a fork and fry with the mutton for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 glasses  of water and pressure cook on high heat till pressure is teached.
  • Reduce heat and let it cook for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the cooker cool down naturally.
  • Open the cooker and check if the mutton is tender,cook without the lid for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a shallow dish, sprinkle garam masala, chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rotis.

Note: Vegetarians can cook the same dish with soya chunks instead of mutton, reducing the  amount of water and cooking time as required.