This is a very unique taste Indian Mutton curry recipe from Odisha, a state in eastern India, which I tasted in an Oriya friend’s Birthday Party. It does not taste like other Indian Mutton curry dishes. The color of this dish is Black. I am calling the dish unique Because of its color and flavor. Many Indian people even don’t know about this Oriya mutton curry recipe. The main thing or secret of the recipe is its black color and a flavorful Garammasala powder which I made my own. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE ORIYA BLACK GARAM MASALA POWDER must CLICK HERE
My version of Oria Mutton curry is much better than I had at my friend’s house. This Mutton curry dish tastes just like Odisha’s famous NANA DHABA’S Mutton curry dish. My friend told me this. According to her, it looks also the same. I love the dish and the taste of the dish is quite Impressive. If you make the dish at least once for any dinner or lunch, I am sure no one will be disappointed by its tastes.
What Part of The Mutton Meat Or Goat meat you should for this Oriya Mutton Curry Recipe?
I would always suggest you, to use goat meat with bone for this Curry dish. I find, with bone mutton adds more flavor to the dish. The leg portion of the mutton meat with bone is the best part to make any Mutton curry dish. The same is applicable here also. I would also recommend using a little bit of fatty mutton for this curry recipe. Fat intact with the bony mutton meat not only looks good but also taste awesome after cooking.
And one thing always keeps in mind that you must use medium pieces of mutton for this mutton curry otherwise the meat will be shrink after cooking and won’t look good after cooking.
Why should you use Unpeeled Potatoes in this mutton curry dish?
In India, people never use unpeeled potatoes in their curry dish. But I saw in Odisha people use unpeeled vegetables in their curry dishes. Especially they don’t peel pumpkins and potatoes. I came to know from my Oriya friend that there is a reason behind using unpeeled vegetables. She told me that according to people, peeling a vegetable is a disrespect to GOD OF FOOD. So they never waste a big part of food or vegetables by peeling the vegetables. They just cut vegetables and use them in their everyday dishes.
In this Mutton curry, I followed the same. But another reason for using unpeeled potatoes is it gets darker after cooking and the peel of the potato has its own EARTHY FLAVOUR which makes the dish different from other Indian mutton curries. So the unpeeled potatoes help this mutton curry dish to gets its perfect dark black authentic color. Isn’t the IDEA SOUNDS COOL and UNIQUE??? I am sure it is… Must try the unpeeled potatoes and vegetables next time when you make veg dishes and Let me know how It tastes…
What kind of Potatoes can you use for this Oriya Mutton Curry Recipe?
If You are an Indian you can use normal potatoes available in the local markets. Just cut the potatoes from the middle and use it in the mutton curry.
But IF YOU ARE FROM OUTSIDE OF INDIA use Russet Potatoes for this mutton curry which is perfect for the dish.
whatever kind of potatoes you are using in any vegetable curry MY SUGGESTION is always properly clean the potatoes if you go for an unpeeled one. Cleaning a potato is very important before coking because the potato is a root vegetable and outside the peel, it’s always coated with mud.
Can you use Lamb meat or Beef for this same Oriya Mutton Curry Recipe?
There has no proper guideline to use Mutton meat only. If you do not find mutton or goat meat you can use lamb meat. The taste will be the same if you use Lamb meat. But if you want Beef then it might taste different. I am not sure. Because I never made the dish with Beef. But Why Not!!! You should do experiment with recipes. It is always good to invent anything new in cooking. If ANYONE MAKE THE DISH WITH BEEF PLEASE COMMENT ME HOW THE TASTE WAS…
Is the dish HOT and Spicy in TASTE?
Though many spices are used to make this Oriya Mutton curry But the dish is not HOT in taste at all. My kid just loves to eat this curry with white steamed rice. If my kid can eat this I am sure anyone can eat this.
What to serve with this curry?
I would recommend you to serve the Oriya mutton curry recipe always with plain steamed white rice. Any kind of steamed white rice just tastes perfect with this mutton curry. I find this curry dish never taste good with Roti, Chapati, Naan Roti or Paratha or any Bread or Flatbreads.
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