Indian food recipes: Junglee Maas
Indian Food Recipes: Junglee Maas
By Nandini Bhushan
Eddie Kennyson rightly said, “when the opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.” In these columns, I offer the recipe so that one can try it oneself. Let’s explore the wide variety of delectable Indian dishes that range from licking spicy food to refreshing drinks and sweet snacks to know more about its culinary heritage.
Junglee Maas is a traditional fiery mutton curry which during the olden days was prepared from the animals hunted in the jungle. Since there used to be limited availability of the ingredients, the dish was cooked with few basic materials available. The slow-cooked flavourful mutton curry is served along with steamed rice.
(Serving for 2 to 3 persons)
Mutton: 500 gms
Mathania dry chilli: 12 to 15
Black cardamom: 2
Cinnamon stick: 2
Salt to taste
Ghee: 6 tsp
Heat the ghee in a thick bottom pan and add the whole spices.
Once it releases the aroma, add the mutton pieces.
Saute on high heat for a couple of minutes.
To this add the broken dried chilli and salt and give it all a good mix.
Reduce the heat and cover and cook the mutton until tender. Keep adding ¼ cup of water to it whenever required to cook the mutton to perfection.
Once done, serve it along with rice or any Indian bread of your choice.