When we think of South Indian food, we always end up thinking of idli-sambhar, medu vada, dosa and coconut chutney. While these dishes are quite delicious, the truth is that South Indian food is much more than these few delicacies! South Indian food is also known for its hot and spicy flavours! Peppercorns, whole red chillies, green chillies – these different spices always find a place in many South Indian dishes. If you are someone who loves to eat spicy food, then we have found a South Indian curry that will definitely make you sweat – it is called chilli lamb.
This meaty delicacy offers a lip-smacking treat for spicy food lovers! The boneless pieces of mutton are first marinated in ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and turmeric and then cooked in green chillies, chilli paste and peppercorns to give their fiery flavours. You can serve this hot and spicy chilli lamb with appams, idiyappam and even steamed rice and enjoy a wholesome meal.
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Chilli Lamb Recipe: How To Make South Indian-Style Chilli Lamb
First, marinate the lamb pieces in ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice. Heat a pressure cooker and add the marinated lamb. Saute it for a while. Add some water. Close the pressure cooker and let it cook for 5-6 whistles. Heat oil, fry cardamom, peppercorn, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and sliced onion. Once onions are brown, add chopped tomato, green chillies and chilli paste. Saute well. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel seed powder garam masala, cumin powder, black pepper powder and salt. Add the cooked lamb to the masala. Fry it till lamb absorbs spices. The chilli lamb is ready!
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Sounds delicious, right?! Make this South Indian-style lamb at home and surprise your family with your culinary skills! Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it!