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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|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||40 minutes|
- 1 kg Rich Goat Curry Cut
- 5 tbsp Mustard Oil
- 2 Bay leaves
- 2-3 cloves
- 2-3 green cardamom
- 2 Black cardamom
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 2-3 Dry red chillies
- 1½ Cup Onion sliced
- 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 potatoes peeled and cut into half
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp tamarind paste
- 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 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.