First of all, sorry for the big delay. I have been extremely busy and didn't get a chance to update my blog. Dashain (Durga Puja) is just around the corner so what's better than a tasty goat curry to please your palate in this occasion. The reason why I named this dish Aachare Khasi is because the sauce is very similar to how we make Tomato Aachar. So here it is !!!
- 2-3 lbs fresh Goat Meat
- 1 and half Red onions finely chopped
- 3 plum tomatoes
- 3 green chilies
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1/3 garlic sliced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 tea spoon of cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds
- 3-4 dried bay leaves
- 1 tea spoon of Cumin and Coriander powder
- 1/2 tea spoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tea spoon of your favorite Meat Masala
- 1/2 tea spoon of Garam Masala
- Pressure Cooker
- Cooking Spray
- Salt (taste) and Oil and 1 tea spoon of Ghee
Directions for the Sauce:
In an oven tray cut an aluminum foil spray with a little cooking spray. Lay your tomatoes, garlic, ginger and green chilies. Make sure the oven is at Broil and wait for at least 5-8 mins before putting the tray in. You have to put the tray on the top most compartment in your oven. After 5-8 mins take out the ginger, garlic, and green chilies. Let the tomatoes cook for another 3-4 mins until you see the skin peeling off.
After the tomatoes are done put all the ingredients together with the cilantro in a food processor.
Pulse about 5-8 times. Don't worry about making it too fine because when you cook it in the pressure cooker it is going to disintegrate.
Directions for the Meat:
In a pressure cooker heat some oil and Ghee (purified butter). If you don't have ghee you can substitute with butter. After the the oil and ghee gets hot add the cumin seeds and wait until it turns slight brown. Then add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and bay leaves. Once the fenugreek seeds turn black add the onions.
After the onions have turned brown add your turmeric, cumin and coriander powder. Make sure the heat is low at this point because you don't want to burn the spices just toast them a little.
After a minute of sauteing the spices add the goat meat. Once you add the goat meat stir a little and cook for about 5-8 minutes with out the top closed. Then add your garam masala, meat masala and salt.
After adding your last spices cook for couple of minutes and then add your Tomato sauce. Stir well and close the top of the pressure cooker. Turn the heat to medium low and cook it for about 10-15 minutes. Then turn the heat to medium high and cook it for another 5-10 minutes. It's sometimes hard to say if the goat is properly cooked or not so you might have to open the pressure cooker and taste it. Usually if you have a good pressure cooker and fresh meat you don't have to cook it for more than 15 minutes with top closed.
Your Aachare Khasi is ready to be served. Enjoy :)