Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Do Piaza - Do means two and piaz mean onions in Hindi, and the term describes using double quantity of onions in the cooking process. This curry is Spicy, delicately sweetened with Piaz and the red colour extremely appealing to the eyes. Can't wait to taste it, Yummmy.
1 Kg Mutton with bones
9 medium onions
8 baby potatoes (optional)
3 tsp red chilli powder (reduce if you don't want it spicy).
1/2 cup yoghurt (whisk & keep it aside)
4-5 tbsp oil
6 plump cloves of garlic chopped
2 tbp ginger chopped
2 red dry chillies
2 bay leaves
2" cinnamon stick
1 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 big tomatoes finely chopped
1 tbsp butte
3/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste
Wash the mutton and put it in a pressure cooker with 1 tsp salt and half cup of water. Cook the meat untill tender, keep it aside.
Cut 3 onions into halves. Chop 2 onions finely. Extract the juice from the remaining 4 onions by grating them and squeezing the juice. Discard the pulp.
Peel the potatoes, keep it aside.
Mix the chilli powder with 2 tbsp water to a thick paste, keep it aside.
Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the onions till golden brown, remove and keep it aside.
In the same oil, add ginger & garlic.
Once browned lightly add the bayleaves, cinnamon , cardamoms. Then after 2 minutes add the peppercorns, cloves and red chillies and fry for another minute.
Now add the chilli paste & turmeric & stir continously. Add the meat, potatoes, tomatoes, butter, yoghurt & sugar. Cook for 10 minutes stirring ocassionaly so that the spices don't get burnt.
Now add the halved onions, onion juice and salt to taste. Stir it well.
Reduce the flame to minimum. Cover and cook it on slow flame for 30 minutes till the potatoes are tender.
Once the potatoes are cooked. Put off the flame.
Sprinkle the fried onions on top just before serving.
Enjoy with plain rice or naan or rotis.