A beautiful gloomy day, light drizzle and some cool breeze, coupled with a lush green surroundings! Thats all you need for a perfect weekend planned to be spent at home with family. And then theres hot and spicy meal, for the hungry tummy! My last weekend was well spent , lazing at home, cooking and some more sleep! A gloomy monsoon weather prefected the plan. These Shahi Mutton Chops made the best pairing with the wines and drinks that followed! The smoky aroma infused gave a special twist to the spicy and flavourful chops. For best results, make your own garam masala by dry roasting the spices and grinding them. Use fresh homemade masala and loads of chopped coriander for flavour. Lastly, the charcoal Smoke is very essential for the final flavour.
Marinate the mutton with Salt , Garam Masala and Ginger garlic paste for atleast 20-30 mins. Dry roast cashewnuts and poppy seeds and grind them to powder.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till translucent. Add the marinated meat and fry for 1-2 mins till well seared. Add 1 Cup water and close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook the meat for approx. 5-8 whistles.
Open the lid of the pressure cooker once the steam passes out. Heat a non stick pan and transfer the cooked meat along with the stock into it. Bring the cooked meat mixture to a boil to dry out the excess stock. Now lower the heat and add the whisked
Heat the charcoal on gas till red hot. Place it on a piece of foil or bowl and carefully place the foil at the center of the pan containing the mutton. Add ghee , which will release the smoke, and immediately cover the pan. Let the smoke infuse for 1
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
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Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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