Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recipe: Mutton Soup

It's been raining cats & dogs and whatever else you can think of in Kerala; especially the last week. The nights are cold. And apart from a blanky, the best thing to keep you warm & cozy is a steaming bowl of mutton soup. Yep. The best part is, it's so easy to make...anyone can...just anyone. It just came to me sort of...like an epiphany, if you please. So here goes...

Wash the mutton legs and head and place it in a pressure cooker. Add salt and pepper to your liking. I like to add just a bit so people can add more if they want since some people don't like much of either. I used crushed pepper corn. Cut a tomato into quarters and add that. 5 or 6 cloves of garlic if you wish. One big onion cut into 4. I thought of adding a carrot as well but din have that. So in went some coriander stalks. Pour water to cover everything.

Pressure cook on a slow fire. Wait for 5 or 6 steams. Open, if it's too watery you may want to boil it for some more time in the open.

After that, drain the liquid using a colander for a clear soup.

I decided to garnish the Indian way. Sauteed scallions and added that as well. YUM....

As I said, nothing like a bowl of warm soup on a cold day.Aaah.

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