Chettinadu Style Mutton Chukka ( Uppu Kari )
500 Grams Lamb Meat ( Curry Cut )
250 Grams Sambar Onion / Baby Shallots
1 Tbsp Pepper powder
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
10-12 Dried Red Chillies
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
1 Full Garlic Peeled
2 Sprigs Curry leafs
1/2 Cup Yogurt
2 Tbsp Clarified Butter or Desi ghee
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste.
- In a mixing bowl add the meat, yogurt, turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala and the salt mix well cover and allow to marinate for 1/2 hour.
- Heat a pressure cooker with 2 tbsp oil tip in the marinated meat fry the meat for a bit and add 1/2 cup of water to cook cover the lid and allow the pressure to build once you see steam vapor place the whistle and put the flame on high allow the meat to cook well for five to six whistles. switch of the stove after five whistles and allow the pressure to cool down a bit before opening the lid.
- If you find excess moisture in the meat put the meat back on flame and allow the moisture to evaporate completely from the meat and set aside.
- Heat a wok add the 2 tbsp clarified butter and 1 tbsp oil tip in the fennel seeds fry a bit add the onions fry the onions a bit add the garlic and curry leafs add the dried red chillies and salt to sfry the onions fry alll the ingredients the onion should turn transparent tip in the meat and fry till the meat has incorporated well into the other ingredients garnish with curry leafs and lime serve hot with south indian meals...Enjoy...:)
I'm always in search of best and most traditional south Indian meal recipes some times I would learn a few traditional recipes from mom but most of the recipes I'd learnt preparing in my teens and all the recipes were passed down from both my granny's I thank them a lot.
Traditional uppu kari should be prepared using an earthen pot and whole spices are added it takes almost 1 hour to prepare uppu kari traditionally but i had to change all of that I'm not a person to sit and wait for a recipe to complete in a hour's time come-on i had to use yogurt to soften the meat a bit and also add garam masala powder since most of my viewers and followers on blog and youtube do not get few whole spices where they live...
This recipe was sent to me by a restaurant owner and celebrity chef swamy from karaikudi tamilnadu i cant tell more about him on this blog but all that i can say he is just too good at his age young ambitious and very very creative he told me uppu kari is a traditional recipe from chettinadu and always made his uppukari in a different way each and every time...
we had a challenge if we could replace and add two things to the recipe what can we replace...what i did was i have added yogurt and garam masala to the recipe and also used a pressure cooker to cook my meat in...however swamy as always was so creative he used fresh coconut cream and cashew nuts both the recipes turned out excellent and in flying colors...:P we loved the recipe it totally depends on you how you'd want to prepare your uppu kari but the rule is you can replace only 2 items do try this recipe out and let us know we would love to hear from you...keep cooking share...Enjoy...:)
I've also done detail recipe video in english do watch enjoy and post your comments...:)