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After a considerable number of years of eating this and licking the pan clean, i finally decided to learn this recipe last year.Mom’s pepper fried mutton that is.In fact, it’s my grandmother’s concoction but we call it mom’s because she has been making this for us as far as we can remember food.When it comes to cooking, no matter how hard I try it never seems to taste like my mother’s cooking.I don’t get it.I follow her instructions to the T you know.I love the way she cooks, she just prances into the kitchen, quickly chops things up, throws in a bit of this and that and within no time you’ve got a perfect dish.
I’m going to introduce you to it.Say hello to mom’s pepper fried mutton, made with mutton chops.It’s delicious.Often eaten as a side to the rice and sambar in our household.I’m having a hard time writing about it because we’ve already devoured it and there’s nothing left to sneak into!
This is the kind of cooking i like, its simple , involves few ingredients, very little effort but makes for an excellent dish.All you need is, mutton chops, freshly ground pepper, onions (a lot), potato and salt.To begin, rub the mutton with freshly ground pepper and salt and leave aside for about 30 minutes.
Heat some ghee in a pan,add chopped onions, sprinkle with sea salt and fry till brown.Then, add the meat and fry till it changes color.Throw in a full potato , add a little water and cook till the meat is tender(You can pressure cook this for 10 minutes).When the meat is cooked, take the potato out and slice into thick chunks.Now add another hand full of chopped onions and fry well.Add the potato and keep on the flame till all is fried.Turn off the heat and its ready to eat!
I tell you, this is the kind of food that gives you a happy belly.It’s been chilly and raining,eating a hot meal of rice , sambar (with a dollop of ghee on the hot rice off course) and pepper fried mutton was nothing less than perfect.