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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mutton Do Piaza (Meat Dish with Onions)

Mutton Do Piaza is a rich and delicious Mughlai recipe. As mughlai cooking emphasizes on good ingredients, rich spices on low flame.Such a dish was considered to be a great delicacy in medieval times. Mutton Do piaza means " application of onions in two different forms" once at the start of the cooking in ground form and later sliced and fried. Though Mughals are no more but their culinary delicacies still fascinates us. This dish has a distinctive aroma and the taste of whole spices and crunchy onions is awesome!!!
Serves: 2, Preparation time: 1 hour

For Marination:
1/2 kg Red Meat (mutton)
1 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp Salt

For Gravy:
6 large Onions- half rings (separate onion rings)  and half ground to paste
6-8 Button Onions (very small onions) Optional
2 tbsp Coriander powder
2 tbsp Garlic paste
1 tbsp Ginger paste
4 tbsp yogurt (dahi) hung in a muslin cloth for 1 hour
1/2 cup Ghee /Sunflower cooking oil
4 Whole Pepper corns
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds (roughly coarsely)
1 Bay leaf
3-4 Green chillies
1/2 Red chilli powder
1/2 cup Hot water
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:
2 tsp Black cumin seeds (shah jeera) roasted and grounded
1 tsp Garam Masala
4 Green Cardamoms (choti illaichi) half broken
1 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped) for garnish

Marinate mutton with salt and turmeric for 1/2 hour. Heat ghee/oil in a pressure cooker, fry onion rings till they turn brown in colour. Remove fried onions from oil. Keep aside.
Reheat the remaining oil, add bay leaf, pepper corn, fenugreek seeds, ginger-garlic paste. Stir for a minute, add red chilli powder and immediately add the ground onion paste. Mix well. Add the yogurt, stir frying vigorously so that it blends well and doesn't curdle. Cook till oil separates. Add mutton now. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick to the bottom. Add fried onions (which was kept aside), green chillies and button onions. continue cooking over medium heat, till the oil separates. Pour 1/2 cup hot water and salt in it. Pressure cook to give 1 whistle.
Serve hot, garnish with crushed green cardamom, garam masala, cumin seeds and chopped coriander leaves.
Relish this mutton do piaza with hot chapatis or even with plain paratha, and I bet you will experience sheer bliss in your taste buds!!!!!
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  1. Wow...I have been wanting to make this recipe for so so long but never found the perfect recipe.Now I shall try it in no time,,,thanx

  2. Very gorgeous looking mutton dish. That mutton looks moist and ready to fall off the bone in the second shot. Looks mouthwatering for sure!

  3. I wanna burp!!!! And for that I ought to binge on this yummy delicacy.... How much I love the mutton & its taste... I love it well cooked.... It just has to melt down my throat..... I loved it for the first time when my Sis in-law prepared it after the Chatt Pooja at Gaya..That was my first time after wedding, that I went there for the festival.... And everything was so deliciously memorable....


  4. Deepa,

    mutton curry looks delicious

  5. i love mughalai dishes.. this one looks so yummy and delicious!

  6. Dear deepa
    very has been ages I had Mutton dopeaja ..I like your recipe , which is diff from few I know..a must try
    bhalo theko

  7. Lovely and colourful dish Deepa!!
    I've learnt one thing in Bengali"Ami Tumake Bhalo Bashi" did I say right?...;-P

  8. @ Jagruti: "Ami tomake ar tomar blog ke khoob bhalo bashi" :-)
    Try to find out the meaning now....And do let me know:-)
    @ Ushnish da: I came to know that your Dada ,boudi are settled in bangalore. So you don't you make a trip to Bangalore . Ami definitely sheidin mutton baniye khawabo aapnake :-)
    @ Ash kuku: You mean to say that you were a veggi before u got married?
    @ Anjum: Do try this version and let me know how was the result:-)
    Thank you Cool Lassie, PJ, Sushma for lovely comments...

  9. Nice presentation and must be tasted great, would love to try this one day.....

  10. I love your slow cooked mutton and has so much gusto and your pictures are just heavenly to boot!This will make any hungry soul happy!

  11. whoa, this looks incredible. I'm hungry and wish I had some right now.:)

  12. Wow, thatz a lip smacking dish dear...looks so yummy :)

  13. wow!Luks absolutely fabulous dear!very tempting click...even though i don't eat mutton

  14. ami meat khaina tabe bar khub bhalobase. banabo eta or jonye akdin. or bhshon fav. between thats an incredible spread on your header.

  15. Ami mutton paina ... amake o ki nemontonno korbe? :p
    Darun lagche muttton dopyaja ta ... virtually khelam. :-)

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  17. This looks really so yummy....adding lots of onion must be adding good taste to it

  18. Oh that looks so yummy! I love onions. I don't get to eat a lot of it bc my husband abhors onions... It's really sad.

  19. wow!!! that looks so mouthwatering !!1yummy yumm!!!

  20. I have had this only in restaurants..:-) looks so irresistible Deepa

  21. wow yummy dish..vl try it wid chicken...i love chicken do pyaza

  22. Looks smashing....tried today....and came out as a delicious dish... Thanx for the reciepe.

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