Monday, December 7, 2015


Paya Mutton Nihari
1.   500 g mutton cubed (leg piece)
2.   3 Paya cut into small pieces
3.   ¾ cup of oil
4.   1 tbsp garam masala whole
5.   2 large onion chopped
6.   3 tbsp garlic paste
7.   3 tbsp ginger paste
8.   1 tbsp red chilli powder
9.   1 tsp turmeric powder
10.                     1 tsp roasted cumin powder
11.                     1 tsp mace powder
12.                     1 tbsp garam masala powder
13.                     2 tbsp wheat and gram (besan)flour
14.                     2 tbsp Nihari powder(optional)
15.                     Salt to taste
16.                     4 cups of hot water
For garnishing
4 green chillies chopped
1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp Juliennes of ginger
·       To clean paya, rub them with flour and wash with water
·       Heat oil in pressure cooker and fry onion light brown
·       Add cinnamon, cloves, black and green cardamoms, pepper corns, bay leaves.
·       Add paya and mutton pieces and cook for 2 minutes.
·       Add ginger garlic paste fry until color of mutton changed then add chills , turmeric , coriander cumin powders keep stirring.
·       Add ½ cup of curd cook it until all the moisture evaporates and oil separates.
·       Add hot water stir it, close the cooker, cook on high heat, after one whistle lower down the heat and cook approximately half an hour.
·       Roast wheat and gram flours in 2tsp ghee cool it, dissolve it in ½ cup of water.
·       Open the pressure cooker if meat is tender separate the meat pieces from gravy .In gravy add the flour mixture and boil for 2-3 minutes .now put back the meat and paya  add garam masala powder ,mace and cardamom powder let it simmer for 10 minutes.
·       Dish out and garnish with chopped coriander, green chilies and juliennes of ginger.
·       Serve with nan /roti.

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