Mutton is a meat which can be used in cooking to make a delicious dish out of it. Mutton is mainly cooked in weekend dinners where all the family members sit together to eat and share some lovely food items on the table.The main spices that are used to cook a mutton curry are cardamom, cloves, mace, nutmeg and definitely coriander powder; which bring some extra flavour to the dish. But the main thing that is needed before cooking mutton is the marinating of the meat. While you keep the mutton in marinade you should mix the spices with the meat so that the flavour and the juice of the meat get mixed and it brings tenderness and softness to it. Many people use curd or yogurt to marinade the meat as it helps in softening the meat and it is even better if you can use 2 tea spoons of vinegar.
Mutton Rogan Josh
This is one of the signature Kashmiri dishes which have juicy pieces of mutton, spices, brown onions and a lot of yogurt in it. The authentic dish when prepared has a lot of Kashmiri red chillies in it and that is why the gravy looks red and it also tastes spicy.
On the other hand, this one is a comparatively dry dish. This one is a hot favourite in roadside dhabas as they go very well with chapattis or parathas. It is made with mutton liver and blended well with masalas. The meat is delicate and tasty. One can make this spicy if they want.
Badami Lamb Korma
This is again a very hearty mutton recipe which is mildly flavoured and spiced. One can see use of lot of yogurt, flavours of cream and almond paste in it. There are very mild spices that are used in this dish. Some find it very rich for digestion purpose as they have a lot cream and almond paste in it. But it is surely worth your taste buds.
This dish has a lot of gravy and apart from mutton eggs are also used in this. This is an authentic Mughlai dish where hard boiled eggs are wrapped well with ground meat. Then they are blended well in a zesty sauce to bring the taste.
This recipe arises from the kitchen of Bengal and it is undoubtedly one of the best mutton dishes in India. This one is slow cooked on a medium heat by using mustard oil and some delicate spices like onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Another thing which is a must use in this dish are boiled potatoes without which the signature of this dish is lost. One can make this dish spicier according to the taste bud capacity of the eater.
Mutton can also be used to make some amazing starters like Mutton Keema Fry and Mutton Chops where minced meat is used along with some basic spices. One can easily make them as evening snacks in a get together.