Juicy Mutton Tikka in a microwave
The New Year’s Eve party is incomplete without barbecues. How about cooking the compliment-worthy tender mutton tikka in a microwave? Chef Smita Deo’s recipe from the digital cookbook by Godrej Appliancesis a perfect party winner. Thinly sliced mutton is marinated for 3-8 hours with papaya paste, mint, coriander, ginger and garlic paste. The result is juicy and a to-die-for flavour – tender from the inside and crisp on the outside. Mutton Tikka tastes good when served with hot butter naan or a salad.
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|Boneless chunks of mutton, thinly sliced||0.5 kilogram (kg)|
|Garam masala powder||1 teaspoon/s (tsp)|
|Cumin seed powder||1 teaspoon/s (tsp)|
|Coriander seed powder||1 tablespoon/s (tbsp)|
|Cardamom powder||0.5 teaspoon/s (tsp)|
|Spicy green chillies||5 piece/s|
|Fresh mint leaves||0.5 cup/s|
|Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves||0.5 cup/s|
|Raw papaya paste||3 tablespoon/s (tbsp)|
|Lemon juice||0.5 piece/s|
|Ginger and garlic paste each||1 teaspoon/s (tsp)|
|Ghee||1 tablespoon/s (tbsp)|
- Grind the chillies, mint and coriander to a fine paste with very little water.
- Marinate the mutton with papaya paste, mint, coriander, chilli paste, garam masala powder, cumin and coriander seed powder, pepper powder, ginger and garlic paste and lemon juice.
- Let it marinate for 3-8 hours. Put the marinated pieces in a baking tray, drizzle the ghee and place the tray in the microwave.
- Press ‘CONVEC’. Set temperature to 200 degree C and set the time to 40 minutes. Now press start.
- After 20 minutes, turn the mutton pieces carefully as they are thin and will get soft because of the papaya paste that we have used as a tenderizer. Cook for 20 more minutes and the mutton tikka is ready to be served. Serve with some salad and hot naan.
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