Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goat Curry with Five Whole Spices

My friends Rachael and Barb held a cross blog event "Goatrie" a couple months back celebrating all things goat. Many of my friends joined them. I too wanted to support my friends and decided to cook a traditional Indian dish that asked for goat meat (or mutton as we call it) but could just not find the meat to begin with! But I kept looking and finally found it at my local meat market recently. Although my sore throat would barely let me speak that day but I promise the moment I saw it I screamed with joy on the inside. That's how psyched I was!

Goat Curry

Then lovely people at Macy's  approached me and asked if I would be interested in taking part in their mBlog Recipe Showcase where I could share one of my family's favorite holiday recipe. I knew I wanted to share the recipe for this Goat Curry that my Papa used to make using whole spices. This was not necessarily a holiday recipe but whenever he would cook this one, that day would call for a celebration. He is a fabulous cook, my father and his goat curry? No-one can beat him on this one! He takes his cooking very seriously and would only use the freshest of ingredients. Then he would spend hours slow cooking his meat until it gets that dark brown color and masala is absorbed well to the core of meat. The smell of whole spices blends beautifully with sliced onions which melt on being cooked slowly over low heat. That aroma brings back a lot of memories so I decided I'd share those memories through this recipe. Well, that was the plan.

Goat Curry

But unfortunately bad health kept me from meeting the deadlines to the contest. But guess what, I still have news for you! Doesn't matter if I missed a deadline, Macy's is inviting its fans and all you fabulous cooks out their to share a favorite recipe with them at their Facebook fan page  for a chance to win a dinner with a renowned Macy’s Culinary Council chef, including Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora or Todd English. How cool is that?!
And yes, there's a giveaway involved in this too. People at Macy's were kind enough to offer a choice of one of three Martha Stewart Professional Cookware items as a giveaway for you. Now you have to decide if you want a Ceramic Covered Casserole Dish, Hand Anodized Fry Pans (set of 3) or a  Stainless Steel 15” Roaster with Roasting Rack. If any of the items become unavailable, they’ll gladly offer another choice of a Martha Stewart Professional Cookware item (up to $40 in value).
Rules for the giveaway:
Leave a comment telling us which out of the three Martha Stewart Professional Cookware item are you interested in.
For an extra entry:
"like" Indian Simmer on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment stating that.
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Giveaway open to U.S residents only. Entries to this giveaway open until November 30th.

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Ingredients:
1.5 lbs goat meat (with bone cut into pieces)
1.5 cups thinly slices onion (preferably red onion)
1 tbsp ginger+garlic paste (preferably fresh other you can use the bottled one)
1 cup tomato (one cut into 8)
1.5 tbsp coriander powder
1.5 tsp whole peppercorn (coarsely crushed)
1 stick cinnamon
2 bay leaves
2 whole black cardamom
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp oil
Salt

Method:

Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Add all the whole spices. Once its fragrant add ginger garlic paste and sliced onion. Cook until the onions begin to get translucent and turn into light golden brown in color.
Add meat. Cook until meat turn dark in color. Both onion and meat will loose a lot of water but keep stirring occasionally and cook it in medium low flame until meat is half cooked.
Add salt, coriander powder and tomato. You can also add turmeric is wanted.
Give everything a nice stir and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes until meat is completely cooked. You can also pressure cook at this point if you want.
Once the meat is cooked through turn off the heat. This dish is very close to a dry dish so cook off any extra liquid if left in the pan after the meat is cooked.
Serve with steamed rice, any bread or it even tastes wonderful with couscous or quinoa.

74 comments:

  1. Oh, so scrumptious looking! It bet it is extremely tasty and so enjoyable.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. tanvi i have always been very biased towards mutton..we bengalis have a similar dish called "kosha maangsho" and i ma sure you must have heard this from the husbands side :) i must try this one..so do i cook this in a regular kadai..or can i cut time by doing it in the pressure cooker?

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  3. Although I am not quite a mutton person, your dish looks absolutely mouthwatering. Love the photos!

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  4. I just cannot believe how freaking amazing that looks. I seriously want to slam my face into the bowl and never come out.

    Book.Freaking.Marked.

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  5. Oh my gosh a roaster pan would be fabulous!! Also- holy moly. That looks delicious. I'm in the same boat with you on goat meat selection- but my eyes are officially peeled!

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  6. This looks delicious! Goat is also a meat we use here -- we call it "kambing" :)

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  7. It looks so tempting. So, where did you finally find the meat? Some Indian store? I have been trying with no luck!

    And the giveaway is fabulous too! I really like the casserole! :)

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  8. OMG! I gotta hide this recipe from my Husband - he is so unwell now, and would beg me for this goat curry :D Drool-worthy!!

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  9. The dish looks delicious!! Great giveaway...set of 3 frying pans would be nice :) Sally

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  10. That looks delicious! I'm interested in the Ceramic Covered Casserole Dish.

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  11. I would love the fry pans - great giveaway!

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  12. I "liked" Indian Simmer on Facebook :)

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  13. I "liked" Macy's on Facebook.

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  14. I would love to win the Ceramic Covered Casserole dish.
    The goat curry looks delicious!

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  15. Just made this for dinner tonight. This is the second Indian dish I've ever made and it turned out pretty great (first one was a vindaloo that I wasn't a fan of). Next time im going to up the tomatoes and onions, and cook the entire thing longer so the meat just falls apart. Im also looking for a way to make this spicy, any thoughts on hot spices or peppers?

    I'd love the frying pans by the way :)

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  16. I made this recipe tonight as i had all the ingredients at home:) including goat chops:)

    It came out very yummmy , and everyone loved it. Looked exactly like in the pictures. Thanks for this recipes

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  17. After cooking the meat halfway i added it to the pressure cooker for25 mins and added 3 cups water so it wont stick..;)

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  18. Nothing comes close to Goat Curry... It is simply out of this World !!!!

    Would definitely be interested in receiving the Stainless Steel 15” Roaster with Roasting Rack in the giveaway.

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  19. My MIL's mutton peratal is the celebration goat curry dish for me. This one looks much more simpler to prepare and I like the bone in cuts, much more flavor I believe. Am bookmarking this one to try. Lovely as always Prerna!

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  20. I am a recent follower of your blog. Love your recipes and the photography. The goat curry looks awesome! Would love to win the set of frying pans. Esha

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  21. Love the ceramic dish. Would go perfect in my red kitchen.

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  22. I would love the Ceramic Covered Casserole Dish

    davisesq212 at aol dot com

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  23. I like" Indian Simmer on Facebook.

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  24. I "Follow" @indiansimmer on Twitter.

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  25. I would love to win the covered casserole dish. This goat dish looks sublime...I can almost smell it!!

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  26. I follow you on twitter!! my name is @JDubb2988

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  27. Wow that looks good! Really want a bowl of that for supper.

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  28. Awww..I am drooling here...Same pinch,i have same recipe with the pic in my draft...Luv this to the core..

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  29. I think the goat recipe looks fantastic and love the use of whole spices.

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  30. Awesome..Thanks for posting this..I am your new follower..Do check my blog sometime..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  31. The ceramic covered casserole. . .my supply needs "updating". . .

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  32. Hi! everything you do is so yummy!!
    I linked you blog, hope you dont mind...
    :-)

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  33. Awesome. The texture looks so rich & savory. The color is excellent. Cheers !

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  34. The very first and unique time I ate goat was in Africa back in 2001 while on a 7-day trek. The meat had been fermenting on a camel's back for a few days before we ate it in the couscous in the middle of the Sahara desert. It was not the greatest culinary experience but I think your recipe will definitely help me and "goaty" to be reconciled :)

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  35. Yummylicious goat curry prerna. Eventhough iam not a big fan of mutton, your curry is making me to give it a try.

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  36. Would love hard anodized pans....
    I usually pressure cook mutton with 1/2 cup of water for 1 whistle and let it cook for another 12mins for it to tenderize. If water still remains, I cook uncovered until water dries out.

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  38. I love the ceramic oval casserole dish. It is very pretty!

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  39. I liked Indian Simmer on Facebook

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  40. I follow you on twitter from @MooshuJenne

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  41. I love love love that goat! Of course I follow you on Facebook, and on Twitter ..I'd love to get my oven mitts on that covered casserole!

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  42. Ceramic covered casserole dish all the way! Although this may sound unusual, I would REALLY like to try this using seitan as the protein (being a long-time vegetarian). Since seitan is so low in fat, I think all I would need to add would be some oil (such as coconut) and perhaps a bit more of the wetter ingredients (onion and tomatoes, as suggested by another poster). And some chili pepper! The spices are truly what makes any meal for me, so thanks for getting the wheels turning...

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  43. Would love to win the casserole dish!

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  44. Oh my -- i would love a ceramic baking dish!

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  45. I would love the frying pans!

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  46. I liked Macy's on FB too!

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  47. I like that Stainless Steel 15” Roaster with Roasting Rack!

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  48. Would love to win the fry pan set...:)

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  49. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway! I'll take the Hard Anodized Fry Pans, please. :)

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  50. I Like Indian Simmer on Facebook!

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  51. I am not sure I've ever tried goat meat, but from the looks of it I could have finished the whole bowl :-) This curry looks absolutely delicious!

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  52. Oh this recipe took me back to my home....
    Beutiful!!!!!!

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  53. Great photos!

    P.S. Our names are quite similar, Prerna! :) I recently found out its meaning - inspiration -- and you certainly are with your amazing blog and photography. Keep it up and thanks for the INSPIRATION! :)

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  54. I like you on Facebook and have been adoring your blog from afar for quite some time, just lurking through the pages haha. I LOVE it though !

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  55. I liked u on facebook ....Oh my -- i would love a ceramic baking dish to0 :)!

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  56. Love love LOVE tasty curries!! Many thanks for the excellent recipe :-)

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  57. Thanks for posting. That goat curry recipe might have won the contest. Nice post.

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