This rich stew recipe is inspired to the famous curry dish originating in Chettinad, a region in South India. While the classic recipe includes chicken, we wanted to experiment with another type of meat, lamb. Mutton Chettinad is a very popular Tamil-style dish, and today we'll show you how to make it with our easy and fast recipe.
The traditional Chettinad requires a long list of ingredients, a spice grinder, and quite some time for marinating and cooking the meat.
Instead, we tried to make this recipe as simple as possible. So rather than toasting and griding the many seeds and spices, you just have to sizzle garam masala powder in oil with onions and garlic. Then, by using diced stew lamb, you won't have to cook the meat for long, 30 minutes is all it takes.
The result is hearty curry with a rich, spicy broth enriched by chopped tomatoes, and grated coconut. A real delight!
Serve it hot with a side of steamed rice, flatbreads, or the traditional dosa pancakes.