Spicy curried dumplings

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During the festive season, serve these unique mutton dumplings in a savoury and delicious gravy that will catch all eyes and please all palates!


For the dumplings

½ kg minced mutton

2 dsp shallots, chopped

Salt, as required

1 dsp ginger, sliced

1 dsp garlic, sliced

1 tsp green chillies, sliced fine

For the masala paste

1½ tsp chilli powder

1 dsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

1½ tsp crushed pepper

½ tsp fennel seeds

2 pieces cinnamon

2 cardamom pods

½ tsp cumin seeds

For the gravy

1 cup onion, sliced

1 cup thin coconut milk

¾ cup thick coconut milk

1 dsp vinegar

A few sprigs of curry leaves

Salt, as required

¼ cup refined vegetable oil

4 green chillies, slit

1 tsp garlic, sliced

1 tsp ginger, sliced

Half the ground masala paste


Grind together fennel seeds, crushed pepper, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, cinnamon and cardamom with a little water to make a fine paste. Keep aside

To the minced meat, add salt, half of the ground masala, ginger, garlic, green chillies and sliced shallots

Blend them well

Make small balls out of the mixture and keep them aside

In a skillet, pour oil

Put in the sliced onion

Add the sliced ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute well

Now, add the rest of the ground masala to the skillet

Once the raw scent escapes the mixture, pour in the thin coconut milk

Add a few curry leaves

Let it cook under the lid for five minutes

Once it starts to boil, take off the lid and pour in the vinegar

Start putting in the dumplings one after another slowly without breaking them

Give it a mix and put the lid on the skillet letting it cook for 20 minutes

Once it's done, pour the thick coconut milk over it

Take off the flame before it boils again

Delicious spicy curried dumplings are ready to be served