November 6, 2012

Mutton n Chayote Kurma / Mutton n Chow chow Kurma - Pressure cooker Method

 Ingredients :

  • 1/2 Kg Mutton, chopped into pieces
  • 1 Chayote / Chow Chow, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 2 Cups Onions, Finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes, Finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 Green chillies, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger - Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Chilli - Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut paste
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Elachi
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick, crushed
  • Curry leaves for garnishing

Method :
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the masala items ( Bay leaf, Elachi, cinnamon and star anise ).
  • Add the chopped onions, saute for a minute and add the ginger - garlic paste.
  • Fry them for a minute or till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies,saute well for couple of minutes.
  • Add the turmeric powder, salt and chilli - coriander powder.
  • Mix well, add the chopped chayote and mutton pieces.
  • Add water, mix well and close the lid.
  • Wait for a whistle, simmer the flame for 20 minutes and switch off.
  • Once the pressure released completely, open and add the coconut paste to kurma.
  • Cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with curry leaves.

Serve with hot rice..... And this goes well with Indian breads and with hot n soft Idlis / Dosas.....


  1. Yummilicious Kurma dear :) I love dosa and mutton curry combo this must be the perfect ones for Dosa and rice :) Yum!!
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  2. I love mutton curry. Oh dear, it's almost dinner time and my tummy is growling "I want mutton curry"! I must cook this curry soon :)

  3. Never add chayote to non veg dishes except prawn the way u prepared,looks yumm...

  4. That's one interesting combination, mutton is looking delicious.................

  5. Nice combo...I have never tried chow chow with mutton...worth trying I guess...

  6. Never cooked mutton and chayote together, fingerlicking kurma for the sure.

  7. unique combo priya.. never tired chow chow with non-veg..

  8. Delicious kurma.
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  9. very delicious kurma.. loved ur clicks

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