6 mutton chops-approximately 500 gm
For the marinade
¾ tsp salt
1 medium onion
6 garlic cloves
2.5 cm ginger piece
2 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
½ cup yogurt
4 tbsp oil
10-12 black peppercorns
2.5 cm cinnamon piece
1 piece mace
a pinch of saffron diluted in water
For the marinade, grind the onion, ginger and garlic to a
paste. Mix in the remaining spices and yogurt.
Flatten the chops with a kitchen hammer and marinate for 4-6
To cook, heat the oil in a pressure cooker; add all the
spices and when they start spluttering add the chops with the
marinade and stir well.
Cover lightly and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Remove the lid and cook further for 10 minutes.
Cover and pressure cook the chops for another 10 minutes.
Remove the lid, stir in the saffron and cook for 5-7 minutes
or until the gravy thickens. Serve hot.