Mutton is a very sought after meat amongst meat lovers. It is one of the most expensive meats and is obtained from sheep and goats of different ages. Meat of a young sheep is called Lamb and the adult meat of a sheep is called Mutton.
Goat meat is apparently the healthiest red meat, if eaten in the right quantity. It is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol as compared to sheep/ lamb meat. It also benefits weight loss if eaten in the right amount, helps menstrual pain, treats infertility, and also improves metabolism as well as increases nutritional value in your meal.
It is a staple meat in many parts of the world along with other red meat such as beef, and pork. If you love mutton and would like to know the top 5 dishes recommended, here is the list:
1. Mutton curry
Mutton curry, Kolambu, Khorma are delicious and tasty dishes that are served alongside rice and Chapatis. It is an Indian dish prepared with vegetables and Mutton and prepared for a long duration in a cooker. The ingredients that go in are onions, chillies, turmeric powder, curd, ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and most importantly mutton. The mutton must have cooked very well to give the correct taste; otherwise it can be hard to chew.
2. Mutton cutlet
Another dish that is loved by all is mutton cutlet made from kheema, which is finely minced mutton. The kheema is finely ground and shaped into a patty which is deep fried and served with ketchup or chutney. Mutton cutlets are also modified as shamiya, kebabs, etc. according to the cuisine.
3. Mutton Paaya
Paaya is also very traditional dish available in South India. It is an exclusive dish which is served during occasions, celebrations, etc. Paaya is the leg part of the mutton, in Hindi and Urdu. Paaya can be from other meat such as Beef, Buffalo, etc. The dish is usually served as soup which is created by sautéing onions and garlic along with a few herbs and vegetables. Paaya takes a long time to cook, and one should be patient while preparing them.
4. Mutton Biryani
Mutton biryani is the best version of Biryani as it has all the right flavours and ingredients. Mutton Dum Biryani, Donne biryani, Ambur Biryani, is different kinds of Mutton Biryani. Usually mutton biryani is prepared with egg as well. The meat is generally cooked separately and then added to the cooked rice after which the mixture is put to dum.
5. Mutton Chops
Mutton chops are obtained from the rib, shoulder or loin areas which are usually cut up to make curries, gravies or fried, etc. Chops are also cooked in non-Indian styles by grilling, sautéing, breading and braising the meat.
These are some of the dishes that you should definitely try if you like Mutton dishes. There are many more kinds of dishes that are available in various cuisines. Hence, you should definitely try out all these dishes as well as more.