Monday, September 30, 2013

You're Invited for Mutton Pasanda

Very rarely I come across a movie that touch me closely as this one - Lunch Box. It has also the frills of a modern life - a longing, a new start, stale relationship, monotony of urban life. And one such movie is Lunch Box.

And if you ask me why I like Lunch Box, then I may not have an answer. It has all the spices, and in good measure. All the people portrayed in the movie, lla, Sajan Fernandez, Shaikh, Ila’s partner, are people around us, or even we can see ourselves in them.  .   

In this movie, Shaikh ( Nawazuddin Sidddiqui) invites Mr Fernandez (Irffan Khan) to his house, . and treats him his favorite dish - Mutton pasanda. 

The way Shaikh spoke of the delicacy, it persuade me to try out Lamb Pasanda in my kitchen. And you're invited!

Mutton Pasanda

Lunch Time scene in Lunch Box :)
So here comes the Mutton Pasanda recipe. 

Ingredients required:
  • Mutton                             ½ kg
  • Cream                            ½ cup
  • Curd                                ½ cup
  • Onion                              2 Chopped
  • Garlic                              4 chopped
  • Ginger                             1 inch chopped
  • Oil/Ghee                          2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder            ½ tsp
  • Corriander powder        ½ tsp
  • Cummin powder             ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala               1 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder              ½ tsp
  • White pepper powder   ½ tsp
  • Almond paste                 2 tbsp
  • Roasted almond             6
  • Corriander leaves few
  • Salt to taste
Follow these Steps:
  1. Cut the mutton into thin slices, then place the slices between cling film and pound with a meat mallet to make them even thinner.
  2. Put the lamb slices in a bowl, add the garlic, ginger and curd and marinate well and keep it for 2 hours.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and sauté till golden brown.
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt, cumin powder, nutmeg powder, pepper powder and coriander powder
  5. Add the marinated mutton and little water and cook for 30 minutes .
  6. When mutton is tender add the almond paste and cream and gram masala  powder
  7. Garnish with roasted  almond and coriander leaves .
  8. Serve hot with roti or rice.

    Information about the history and origin of Pasanda

1 comment:

Peony Kar said...

seems like an interesting recipe...
It has a vegetarian replacement as well which is made with cottage cheese.

Thanks for sharing!
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