March 31, 2010

Chettinad Mutton Soup

Chettinad is a region in the Southern Tamilnadu, India.It is known for its culinary delicacies. Most of the chettinad dishes are spicy and all the spices are freshly ground.This is one thing which attracts me to this cuisine.When you add fresh masala you can be 80% sure the dish would turn out well.

This one is a spicy soup from the chettinad kitchen.Whenever I make mutton chukka this one comes free as i cook the mutton with the spices, tomatoes and onion.But this time I made it separately.With all the climate change,kids easily catch cold and this soup comes in handy for it.We have get together till 2 in the night and we are super tired the whole Sunday.Just to give pep to the Sunday I prepared this for lunch.Shweets liked it so my part is done.


Mutton - 8 -10 pieces with bones
Onion - 1 no or Pearl Onions - 10 no
Tomato - 1
Garlic Pods - 5 no
Ginger - 1 inch
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper corns - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves
Salt for taste

  • Wash and add the mutton pieces to a pressure cooker.
  • Chop onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and add it to the mutton.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, 1 tsp pepper corns, cumin seeds.
  • Add 1 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Grind the remaining pepper corns to a coarse mixture.
  • Once the whistle is released, add the ground pepper corns and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot before food.



Wow !! Soup looks delicious, I miss them here. I love the soup which is like rasam. I will not even leave a trace, This is remaining me the days I used to drink soup for Cold !!

I love all chettinad specials :)..
Soup looks yummy and healthy..

My mom does every sunday! But slightly different version... The mutton is made into fry later. Good for cold and chill days!

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