Chettinad Mutton Chukka

Veg Vegan Meat

Chettinad mutton chukka is a delicious and aromatic dish from Chettinad Cuisine from Tamilnadu. It is prepared with freshly ground spices which are unique and served with rice, biryani, roti, chapati

Chettinad Mutton Chukka

YIELD

3 people

TYPE

Side Dish

TIME

35 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

STEP

1

In a pan with medium heat, add all the Chettinad spices like bay leaves, cardamom, kalpasi, javitri, cloves, peppercorn, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks dry red chilies, coriander seeds, and roast until they turn aromatic

STEP

2

Now transfer the spices to the blender and grind them into a fine powder

STEP

3

In a pressure cooker with medium heat, add the cleaned mutton pieces, turmeric powder, salt, water, and give a nice mix

STEP

4

Close the lid of the cooker with its regulator on and allow it to cook for 4 whistles

STEP

5

Once the pressure is released naturally, open the lid, and now the mutton should be cooked for the mutton sukka masala/varuval. Reserve it for later use

STEP

6

In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add fennel seeds, green chili, small onions and saute until the onions turn soft

STEP

7

Now add the ginger-garlic paste, reserved masala powder, and give a nice mix

STEP

8

Add the cooked mutton pieces and their stock and give a good mix

STEP

9

Close the pan with the lid and cook for 10 minutes

STEP

10

Open the lid and allow the mutton gravy to change its color to reddish-brown

STEP

11

Now add the curry leaves and mix well

STEP

12

Now the Chettinad mutton chukka is ready for you to taste and enjoy

STEP

13

Serve this delicious Chettinad Mutton Chukka with white rice, ghee rice, biryani, parotta, roti, or similar other dishes