There’s nothing complicated about cooking in clay pots . Traditional clay cooking pots are used all over the world . Some clay pots were traditionally used on top of the stove. I especially love cooking in clay pot as food cooks with a minimum of liquid and very less fat. I like the fact that You only use one pot for the whole meal and meats cook especially well in clay cookers because they have a tendency to stay moist and juicy.
Ok now let’s go the the preparation of this Goat’s curry .
Mutton curry cooked in Clay Pot ..
Mutton – 1lb
Yogurt – 50 g
Minced onions – 1/2 cup
Garlic paste – 3/4 tbsp
Ginger paste 1tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Paprika powder – 1 tsp (heaped)
Red chili powder- 1 tbsp ( or to taste )
Coriander powder – 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala * – 1tbsp
Salt 1 tbsp (or to taste )
oil – 1/ 4 cup
Ingredients for the curry :
Finely sliced Onions – 1 1/2 (medium sized)
Crushed Ginger/garlic – 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander/ Cilantro – Handful
Salt – As per the taste (some already added to the marination)
Oil – 2 Tbs
Water – 1/2cup
Rub the inside of a clay pot with some 2 tbs oil. Place the marinated mutton inside. Top it with all the ingredients listed under Ingredients for Curry except Cilantro / coriander leaves .
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup water.Cover and place in a cold oven. Switch oven to 350 F and cook for about 2 1/2 hours till tender and falling off the bone.
I Soak top and bottom of a small clay cooker in water for at least 15 minutes.
Always put cover on cooker and place in a cold oven.