Puffed Fried Bread with Mutton Gravy (Luchi and Kosha Mangsho)
500 gms of mutton cut to pieces
2-3 potatoes cut to half
2 tsp fresh ginger garlic paste
11/2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp freshly pounded chilli flakes
3 tbsp thick yogurt
1tsp of Bengali garam masala
½ cup coarsely chopped raw papaya (optional, it helps in meat tenderization)
Salt to taste
9-10 black pepper
3 bay leaf
3 whole green cardamom
1 whole black cardamom
½ inch long cinnamon stick
1 tsp of sugar
½ cup of mustard oil
Marinate the mutton for 3-4 hours, with all the ingredients mentioned under marination.
Heat a heavy bottom Pan and add 1-2 tbsp mustard oil to fry the potatoes till brown. Once done, keep aside the fried potatoes.
Now in the same oil, add the remaining ½ cup oil and temper it with all ingredients mentioned under tempering. Add sugar at the end. Fry all under low heat. Now add the onions, and fry till they are golden brown. Once done, add the marinated mutton.
Fry till the oil leaves the sides of the pan.
Transfer the contents to a pressure pan/cooker, add fried potatoes and 2 cups water. It will take around 15-20 minutes. Once you open the cooker, add garam masala.
Top it with fresh chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with luchi for a festive feel.