Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ummachi's (Mom’s) Coriander Mutton Curry

Mom’s mutton curry is one of my all time favorite dishes which I love to the core. As we grew up in Andhra, we add coriander leaves in almost all the dishes. I love the taste and aroma of these leaves, but my husband who is very picky in eating veggies doesn’t like these leaves at all and so I have to sneak these leaves in biryani by grinding them. I like to add them to all the curries but thinking about him I skip adding these.

When my mom makes these dishes she uses the homemade garam masala and the homemade ginger- garlic paste which she makes and stores. The scintillating aroma of these fried spices fills the house. She also had a kitchen garden, in which she grows almost all the vegetables possible. My dad who is very interested in gardening helps her. In between the vegetable plants, there used to be always these coriander plants which she grows by sowing seeds. She used to add them to curries. As she plucks the leaves, they will grow twice faster.The smell of these homegrown plants is awesome. I try different methods in gardening but some will grow and some won’t. I didn’t get her green thumb.
It’s time for the monthly challenge and this time it is to prepare something using meat and so here I am with my all time favorite dish, in which the main ingredient is coriander leaves, which I added by grinding along with tomatoes and sauteeing for almost 15- 20 minutes. In the recipe, I have added the leaves along with mutton pieces. Try this amazing dish and let me know.

  1. Mutton- 2 lb
  2. Oil- 1 tbsp
  3. Onions (sliced)- 2 nos
  4. Tomatoes (sliced)- 2 nos
  5. Ginger and Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp
  6. Green Chillies- 4 no
  7. Grated Coconut- ½ Cup
  8. Khus Khus/ Poppy Seeds- 2 tbsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tbsp
  10. Coriander Powder- 1 tbsp
  11. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
  13. Coriander/ Cilantro Leaves- ½ Cup

  1. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry the sliced onions. When they turn translucent add the ginger and garlic paste.
  2. Saute well till the raw smell disappears. Add the tomatoes, meanwhile, grind the coconut and poppy seeds by adding a little water till it becomes a paste.
  3. Add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.
  4. Fry for a minute and add the ground coconut- poppy seed paste.
  5. Mix well and add the washed and drained mutton along with coriander leaves and required amount of salt.
  6. Pressure cook for about 5- 6 whistles or till the mutton gets cooked well. Enjoy with hot steamed rice.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much. They taste delicious too. Try this out n let me know..

  2. yummm love the gravy! my husband used to be picky when it came to coriander but has gotten used to it LOL.

    1. Lucky you.. my husband runs away from these leaves

  3. Mom's cooking is always the best kind :) I really enjoyed reading about your mom's gardening as well! I planted some tomatoes, bell peppers, and green chillies this year, but so far I haven't gotten anything LOL

    1. Thank you so much for ur lovely comment... don't worry dear, good that u have your own lovely garden

  4. The gravy looks thick and so perfect for any type of roti.

  5. Thank you Ria... this tastes delicious. Try this out n let me know....

  6. This magical word 'mom' wins all the hearts. Anything connected with mother is always divine and nostalgic. I am sure this curry has all the magical powers of a mom.

  7. Love that thick and rich gravy....mouthwatering....


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