Mutton Rasam for Kids

 In my family, nobody likes mutton, except me also my son who is really a picky as well as a fussy eater, hates non veg items extremely. But with his sickness, doc and my friends are asking me to feed him soup esp chicken n mutton soup so that his immune system would improve once he is regular with his diet. Generally I don't make mutton rasam at home as there is no one to share  but this time I tried it for my son(as usual, it was a flop but then at least made an attempt n that's comforting). This rasam is very mild in terms of spiciness, tanginess, but with lots of flavour from coriander leaves I bet you would drink as such. This you can have it for cold /flu as well , just add a little more pepper powder according to your taste bud it will be delicious , I assure you.  Off to the recipe now..





Ingredients:
  1. Tomato - 1 no, cubed
  2. Salt - to taste
  3. Turmeric powder - a pinch
  4. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  5. Fennel seed powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Freshly round pepper powder - 2 pinches
  7. Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Tamarind - 2 tsp, thick pulp mixed in 1/4 cup of water
  9. Curry leaves - a sprig
  10. Coriander leaves - a handful
  11. Oil - 1/2 tsp
 To pressure cook :
  1. Mutton / Lamb - 1/4 kg, (with or without bones)
  2. Turmeric powder - a pinch
  3. Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/4 tsp
  4. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  5. Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece, optional
  6. Cloves - 2 nos., optional
  7. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  8. Water - as needed



Method: 
Pressure cook the mutton:
  • Heat a pressure cooker pan with oil and fry the cinnamon and cloves until it is fried.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minute and then add the turmeric powder,mutton, coriander leaves and the water needed for cooking the mutton. Combine well. Do not add salt.
  • Close the pressure cooker and put on the weight. Cook the mutton for 10 whistles or till the time takes for the mutton to get completely cooked.(Here takes at least 20 minutes to cook thoroughly)
  • Open the cooker once the pressure is released and discard the cinnamon and cloves from the stock. Keep it aside.




Preparing rasam:
  • Heat a kadai with oil, fry the curry leaves then add the fennel seed powder, fry for few secs pn a medium low flame. Add in the tomatoes, saute them for a minute.
  • Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt to the mixture and fry for 30 secs more to get rid of the raw smell.
  •  Pour in the tamarind water, mix well. Cover and cook the mixture until it comes to a boil.
  • Now add the already prepared mutton and it's stock to the boiling mixture. 
  • Sprinkle the pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander leaves on top and cook till the rasam foams and just starts coming to the surface but not boiling. Switch off  the heat. Mix well again and serve with hot rice.




Notes/Suggestions:
  • The mutton has to be soft after it is cooked so keep for more whistles if it is not cooked fully.
  • Personally, I add a mixture of bones and mutton (not boneless) so that there will be lots of flavour in the stock.
  • Add more pepper powder and cumin accordingly to make it more spicy.

Cheers,
Shanavi


12 comments:

  1. Nice & hearty!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prathi Ruchi

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  2. Delicious rasam with health benefits.. Looks very inviting..

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  3. delicious mutton curry .. Todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/tomato-koshimbir-raita.html

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  4. Looks absolutely delish! Drooling over here! :)

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  5. Never had nonveg rasam in my whole life. Mutton rasam sounds and looks delicious! ;)

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  6. Wow ! That's a super healthy rasam... BTW that's a fab clicks...

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  7. I used to make this for my daughter as was so weak and always fell ill when small. Really its a wonder soup. Looks so tempting. Nice clicks.

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  8. wow..luks so hot n spicy.tempting cliks.

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  9. that's enticing and so simple to prepare...looks delicious!

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  10. aah..read the name and was like rasam with mutton !! wow.....nice name . first time here..nice blog. do drop by my space too when you get the time. i write for 2 blogs - Quick Picks-all abt food and Picks Quicks - all other than food. :)

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  11. i love it very much..your rasam drool me...awesome...

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