As the name suggests, Railway Mutton Curry is a dish that was modified for the British. As the legend goes, it was first served during the pre-independence era in a train going from Victoria Terminus to Kolkata. Railway Mutton Curry is a milder version of the spicier mutton curry. It is considered a staple of the Anglo-Indian community. With aromatic spices, coconut milk and condiments, this curry is as lip smacking as it can get. Check out the recipe below.
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Make a British Era Railway Mutton Curry with This Recipe
Wash and clean the mutton. Add it to a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water and salt. Cook it until it is almost cooked.
Take a deep-bottomed pan and heat some oil in it. Add all the whole spices, cumin seeds and red chillies. Sauté until they turn aromatic. Then add the onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry until the onions turn golden brown.
Add the potatoes, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder. Mix the ingredients. Then add salt and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add ½ a cup of water and cover the pan with the lid. Cook until the potatoes turn soft.
Uncover the pan and add the tamarind to it. Then add the cooked mutton along with the broth. Mix it well. Lower the flame and cook the mutton for 10-12 minutes.
On low flame add coconut milk and let the curry simmer for a few minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve.
If tamarind is not available then you can use ½ cup of tomato as a souring agent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Railway Mutton Curry different then Kosha Mangsho?
Yes. Railway Mutton curry is a milder version as compared to Kosha Mangsho that is spicy. The mutton is pressure-cooked directly in Railway Mutton Curry whereas in Kosha Mangsho the mutton is marinated before cooking.
Can I make this curry with Chicken?
Yes. You can make this curry with chicken. It will be done in less time as compared to mutton.