01 June 2009

Idli & Mutton kulambu

Now here i'm with a post on Idlis and Mutton kulambu.. I dont take mutton but i make them for my hubby as he loves this combo..
My hubby has been behind my back for weeks asking for mutton and finally i gave him his treat !
i have used a very simple recipe ..


Idlis are basically rice and lentil cakes !
The batter is obtained by soaking the rice and urad dal along with methi seeds(optional)
for a couple of hours and then they have to grinded and then left for fermentation process
and then ready to be used


Rice - 5 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup + 2 tbspns
Methi seeds - 1 tspn
salt - 2 tspns

  • Soak the rice separately and the urad dal along with methi seeds separately for few hours. i usually soak them overnight and grind them in the morning
  • grind the urad dal and methi seeds and when done keep aside
  • grind the rice with sufficient water to a thick texture
  • mix both the batter together along with salt
  • when the batter is mixed together thouroughly set them aside for fermetation
  • care should be taken that the batter should not be thin it shud be thick in consistency
  • when fermented pour them in the moulds ( to which a bit oil is applied) and steam them for 5 to 7 mins in a pressure cooker
  • alow it to cool and then remove them
  • the remaining batter can be refrigerated . From the same batter dosa can be made by diluting it. i will soon post a post on dosa
Mutton kulambu


Mutton - 750 gms
lemon - 1 no
cinnamon - 1 inch
cloves - 4
cardamom(green) - 4
cardamom(black)- 1
kapok bud - 1
fennel seeds- 1 tspn
poppy seeds - 1 tspn
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tspn
curry leaves - 1 stalk
Onion - 1 no
tomato- 2 nos
green chilli - 1 no
coconut- 1/2 cup
turmeric powder - 1 tspn
chilli powder - 1 tspn
coriander powder- 2 tspn
mutton masala - 1 tspn
salt - acc to taste
oil - 2 tbspns

  • wash the mutton pieces thouroughly and mariante them walong with lemon juice ,1/2 tspn of turmeric powder and salt for 30 mins to 1 hr..( i had left mine for 4 to 5 hrs in the fridge)
  • heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom and kapok buds
  • when they begin to sizzle add the finely chopped onions and the finely chopped green chilli and saute them for a while and now add the ginger garlice paste and saute for a sec or two and then add the finely chopped tomatoes
  • now add the chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,mutton masala and salt and saute till the tomato becomes juicy
  • at this stage add the marianted mutton and mix them so that it gets coated on all sides
  • pour about 1/2 cup water and pressure cook them upto 7 whistles( this depends on the kind of mutton you buy, i had give upto 10 whistles for it to get cooked completely)
  • mean while grind together the coconut,fennel seeds and poppy seeds to a fine mixture
  • when the whistles are done leave a settling time of about 15 mins and then open the cooker and add the coconut mixture and keep it on medium flame and add sufficient water and check for taste. leave for about 10 mins and then switch it off.garnish with curry leaves and serve them for Idlis/rice


Parita said...

Idlis look very fluffy..nice click:)

Pooja said...

Thanx Parita !

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Idly with mutton kulambu is my favorite combo. Love those fluffy idlies too.

Pooja said...

Thanx Viki. My hubby likes the same combo esp Ponnusamy hotel kulambu !

Harish Kumar said...

there is one more way to have karuvaepilai(i don't know its english name) in food....fry that in oil while u start preparing gravy and that taste will be more good when compared to adding it at the end....:-) (i might be wrong...but still just a suggestion....)