Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dal Ghost aka Mutton in Dal gravy (Andhra Spicy Mutton)

Ingredients:

For the gosht:

Mutton - 3 cups(1/2 kg)
Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Ginger paste - 2 tsp
Salt

For the dal ::

Masoor dal - 1/2 cup
Toovar dal(Arhar) - 1/4 chana
Chana dal(Bengal gram) -1/4 cup
Urad dal(Split black lenthils) - 1/4 cup
Onions - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 1cup
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste - 2tbsp

For the tempering :

Garlic - 2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies - 3-4
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

For the Garnish :
2 tbsp chopped corainder

Method

For the ghost:
1. Clean and wash the meat.Apply the ginger paste,garlic paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside

2. Pressure cook the mutton for 15 minutes,remove and keep aside.

For the Dal:

1. Soak the dals for 3-4 hours, if you are running short of time like me most of the times, then soak it for 1/2 hr in hot water.

2. After 1/2 hour add onions,tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt to the dals and pressure cook for 20 minutes.

3. When cooked add tamarind paste to it and cook for 1/2 hr (You may choose to add the tamarind to the Dal while pressure cooking, but make sure you cook for 10 minutes more as Tamarind hinders the cooking process )This is make sure we get a smooth paste of Dal for a Memorable "Dal Ghost".

For the Tempering :

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic, dry red chillies.

2. Add chilli powder,cumin powder,coriander powder and garam masala.Keep stirring to avoid tanning the masala's.

Procedure:

1. Add Meat, Dal and tempering together.Mix well. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Server hot with Steamed Rice.