Mutton Railway Curry

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Total Time:
60 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

“I will admit: the famous Mutton railway Curry has nothing to do with Easter, but the arrival of the Indian Railways and was discovered during the journey between Calcutta to Bombay and back. And yet, when it comes to celebration of flavours and a new addiction, nothing comes close to the Mutton Railway Curry. That explains why the dish travelled from the pantry to the kitchens of the Club and Gymkhanas and even to the celebratory tables of the British. It was one curry that united them all.”

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  • 250gms Mutton (Boneless pieces of the leg)
  • 100gms Tomato
  • 100 gms Onion
  • 100gms Yoghurt
  • Teaspoon of cumin seeds (Crushed)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Teaspoon of Caramom Seeds (Crushed)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Green Chillies (As per desired spice)
  • Teaspoon of vinegar
  • Tablespoon of coconut cream
  • Teaspoon of ginger paste
  • Teaspoon of garlic paste
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Mutton Railway Curry

  • Heat oil in a pan and add all the dry spices, ginger & garlic.  
  •  In a separate pan, fry the onions till brown. 
  •  Add yoghurt, onions & spiced ginger garlic paste to a pan and cook along with the tomatoes and cook them together till the mixture begins to leave a little oil.
  • Now, add the mutton pieces along with a couple of tablespoons of water and cover.
  • Cook on medium heat till the mutton is soft. Add the coconut cream, stir; then the vinegar and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.