Be it a special occasion or casual meal, Mutton Tikka Masala makes for one of the most flavoursome main courses. This recipe doesn’t take much time like some other mutton recipes and can be made quickly. The flavours are perfectly balanced with a melange of spices, raw papaya and a cup of yoghurt. To give this recipe a try, read on!
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Make Mutton Tikka Masala using Raw Papaya at Home
Season the mutton chunks with salt, a tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste and papaya paste. In a bowl, combine yoghurt, turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, allspice powder, 2 tablespoons of tikka masala, salt, coriander leaves and lemon juice. Now add the mutton, mix well and rest it for about 30 minutes.
In a shallow grill pan, heat oil and carefully place the marinated mutton pieces. Fry until the pieces are cooked through with some charred marks on them.
In a wok, heat oil and add onion. Sauté until slightly browned and add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and red chilli paste. Sauté until aromatic and then add tomatoes along with the remaining tikka masala.
Now, add the pan-fried mutton pieces and the leftover marinade. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with hot naan, paratha or plain rice.
You can also sew the mutton pieces on wooden skewers and grill them on an outdoor charcoal grill. Soak the skewers in water for about 10-15 minutes before using them.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What spices are used to make tikka masala?
Blend roasted coriander seeds, roasted cumin, roasted peppercorns, roasted dry Kashmiri red chillies, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, cinnamon stick, cloves, turmeric, amchur and red chilli powder to make tikka masala. You can adjust the quantity of ingredients as required.
Can I substitute red chilli paste with green chilli paste?
Yes. If red chilli paste is not available you can use green chilli paste too. However, you might need to add a colouring agent in that case to get the reddish colour for the masala gravy.