Mutton gravy without tomato

Spicy mutton gravy my MILs way of doing mutton gravy. The speciality of this gravy is she didn’t even added a single tomato. This type of gravy she prepare at her native for her relatives and also during temple thiruvuzhas / function. To cook for more people during a grand feast the people will prepare this kind of gravy to offer many crowd of relatives.

I thought for making any type of gravy the tomato is a must ingredient but that was not true. She prepared this gravy only with onion and coconut. And also she prepared paste of everything like onion, ginger and garlic and fennel, khus khus and black stone flower paste. Furthermore she added coconut milk and also coconut paste to make the gravy thick.

Nowadays, tomatoes has became a richest vegetable so everyone has started using the lesser quantity of it. This recipe would be yours favorite recipe not because you are not using tomatoes but because of the taste. It is mostly like the chettinad mutton gravy.


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Mutton gravy without tomato
  1. Dry roast 1 tbsp fennel seeds seeds, 1 tsp khus khus and few black stone flower. Cool down grind to a smooth paste
  2. The paste should be like this. Keep aside.
  3. Make paste of 3 - 4 roughly chopped onion
  4. Make paste of peeled ginger and garlic
  5. Ginger garlic paste is ready keep aside
  6. Grind half coconuts to fine paste and extract milk.
  7. add chopped coconut to mixie jar add water little by little and grind to a paste
  8. Extract milk and keep aside
  9. Make the other half of coconut to fine paste and keep aside. We are going to add this coconut paste too to the gravy.
  10. In a kadai add 2 tsp oil
  11. Add ground onion paste and saute well.
  12. Add 3 tbsp of ginger and garlic paste
  13. Add ground fennel, khus khus and kalpasi paste and sauté
  14. Add oil and salute well in oil
  15. The gravy should become brown color.
  16. Then add cleaned 1 kg mutton
  17. Add 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  18. Mix well and saute mutton pieces.
  19. Saute till mutton leaves water
  20. Add 2 tbsp red chilly powder
  21. Add 4 tsp coriander powder
  22. Add extracted 1 glass of coconut milk
  23. Add ground coconut paste. Add water and adjust consistency.
  24. Mix well and allow to boil till the mutton is cooked.
  25. Add salt only after the mutton is cooked.
  26. Boil for 5 mins in low flame or till the gravy thickens.
  27. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice, idly, dhosa or chapati.
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