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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Berakaya Mamsam (Mutton and Ridge Gourd curry)


Its been a while i posted anything in my blogs.Its quite hectic at home.Kids school re-opened after summer vacation. Initial 1 week went for shopping for the kids school dresses and other things.Then the big job of putting covers on the books.It took almost 3 days for me to complete the task.There are few recipes which are there in my drafts since long and i am not getting time to post them.Today some how took out some time to write a post here and i am completely ignored my general blog.

This is my m-law recipes.She always adds one vegetable to mutton,the most common veggies she uses is tomato,potato,drumstick,brinjal and ridge gourd.I most use potato,tomato and ridge gourd in my mutton curry.


Mutton 500gms
Berakaya/Ridge gourd 2 (skin peeled and choped into pieces
Onions 2 (big)
Bay leaf 2
Red chillies 3
Cinnamon 1
Clove 1
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Canola oil 3 tbsp

For masala paste:-

Fresh coconut (grated) 1/2 cup
Khas Khas 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1
Clove 2
Elachi 1

Make a fine paste of the above.


  1. Heat oil,add all the masala and fry till brown in colour.

  2. Add red chillies and onions,saute till onions are brown in colour.

  3. Add mutton pieces,ginger garlic paste,salt,red chilly powder and turmeric powder

  4. Cover and cook till the curry is dry.

  5. Now add the above masala paste and mix thoroughly.

  6. Add coriander powder and cook till the masala coats the pieces and oils comes out.

  7. Now add enough water and pressure cook until the pieces are soft.I prefer cooking in pressure cooker as meat takes time to cook.
  8. Once cool open the pressure cooker and add the berakaya pieces/Ridge gourd pieces and pressure cook again for 2 whistle.Serve hot with rice or roti.


  1. Yummy looking curry..combo is new to me..

  2. Never added brinjal or even drumstick in mutton curry. Sounds interesting..
    this mutton preparation with ridge gourd looks good.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. superb and very delicious curry !!

  4. mutton curry looks very inviting...

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  5. Interesting recipe. I never add any vegetables to mutton curries but looking at this i think i would like it.


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