When I came to Muscat for the first time after marriage. It was a new starting for us together in our home. It was so hard to say bye to my family. I really missed them and even now. I reached Muscat at 11 in the morning. My husband came to pick me up from Muscat Airport. I was so excited to see Muscat and my hubby too as it has been two months since we met each there. I had started loving muscat from the day one I came here. He took me to our home. It was a new 1 bhk rented apartment. It was so happy to be in our home and I had so much cleaning, unpacking and organizing work to do. He bought me lunch from a Tamilnadu hotel. It was an ok – ok lunch for me. The taste was good but it was not to my expectation as I expected the same varieties and taste as it used to in Tamilnadu hotels. When he was asking about lunch? I replied to him that it was OK. He was shocked as according to him it was one of the best hotels for Tamilnadu veg cuisine in Muscat. Then that evening we went shopping to buy home essentials. Everything at Muscat was looking flawless to me and at night we had the dinner with the leftover from lunch. Next day morning I made Dosa with store bought instant Dosa mix with the Idli Milagai podi my mom made for me. I was busy with my organizing work. Then came the lunchtime it was almost 12 I started waiting for the sound of the key opening the door as I was feeling hungry. Then came my husband with a parcel of food. He bought it from a restaurant so that I ‘ll get At least impressed by the food today. It was mutton biryani along with chicken 65. We started to eat. It was the first time I tasted such lovely biryani and chicken 65. The biryani and chicken 65 was different from the way it was cooked and even taste was different from that of Tamilnadu cuisine. Then finally after eating stomach full. I said to him I loved the dishes. He was happy. He said that it was from a Hyderabadi restaurant “Nizam Restaurant
Preparation Time : 40 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 Persons
- Mutton – 1/2kg
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
- Garam masala – 1 tsp
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
- Lemon – 1/2
- Oil – 2 tbsp
1.Clean and wash mutton pieces like 4 to 5 times with water. I have cleaned the mutton pieces adding about 3 tbsp of tumeric powder. Take the mutton pieces in a bowl. To it add salt, red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder if not used for cleaning,garam masala, ginger garlic paste to it and mix well. Squeeze lemon into it. Rest this marinated mutton for about 30 mins.
2. Add the marinated mutton pieces to the pressure cooker and add about 1/2 cup water.Pressure cook them until the mutton gets soft. When the pressure is released open the lid. If there is water left cook till the water is reduced and mutton become dry.
3. Take a iron kadai or non stick pan. To it add oil. When it is hot enough add the mutton pieces. Fry them for about 10 mins in medium to low flame until the mutton gets crisp outside. Finally add Curry leaves and green chilli slits to it and mix well. Then switch off the flame.
Serve hot with Rice, khatti dal. You can also have it as a starter.
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