Isn’t it just a tiresome task each day just thinking what to cook? I think the cooking is the easier part of it all.

Each day is like a mini mission… Wouldn’t you say? Haha. And of course it’s no fun eating the same foods cooked in the same way. Boring huh!
So, I have decided to make kalya using meat (you can chicken). It’s very similar to making a curry but the spices and ingredients do vary a little.

500g mutton pieces

1/2 cup maas

2 Tblsp tomato puree

1 tomato, grated

1 cinnamon stick

3 elachi pods

6 cloves

4 pepper balls

1 flat tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp tumeric powder

1 flat tsp coriander powder

1 flat tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp whole cumin

3 green chillies

1 tsp crushed ginger garlic

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 large onion, sliced finely

2 large potatoes, quartered


75g butter

Wash and drain meat. Fry onions until brown, drain and place on paper towel. Leave to cool then crush. Fry potatoes in same oil as onions.
Add rest of ingredients to meat and mix well. Add crushed onions and mix through.
In a pot, add 1/4 cup oil (use the same oil u fried the onion and potatoes in) with the butter. Ideally, this recipe is made with ghee but I didn’t have ghee on hand. Add marinated meat, mix and cook on medium heat. When almost done add the potatoes and 1/4 cup water which will give you a beautiful gravy.
Add dhania when cooked. Serve with naan or roti and salad.
Note: this curry is made with extra amount of oil in it – as you may have noticed if you tried this at a function. Don’t worry too much. When you serve you leave out the extra oil.

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