Akni

Mutton
 


 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 250
    ml
    plain yoghurt
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10
    ml
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 2
    cardamom seeds
  • 5
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 5
    ml
    ground cumin (jeera)
  • 5
    ml
    cayenne pepper
  • 5
    ml
    turmeric
  • 15
    ml
    tomato sauce
  • 30
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 600
    g
    cubed mutton
  • 500
    ml
    uncooked rice
  • 250
    ml
    uncooked lentils, sorted
  • 2
    onions, sliced
  • 2
    large potatoes, skinned and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Blend the plain yoghurt with the garlic, ginger and the remaining seasonings, except the salt and pepper. Add the tomato sauce and lemon juice. Pour over the meat cubes and marinate for about an hour, if possible. Cook the rice and lentils in separate saucepans until soft. Drain well and set aside. Sauté the onion in a little oil until soft. Remove the meat cubes from the yogurt marinade and fry with the onion in the saucepan until brown. Pour over the marinade, add the potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are soft and the meat is tender. Add a little lukewarm water if the mixture becomes too dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the rice and lentils and mix. Heat slowly until hot. Alternatively, the rice may be served separately. Serve with achar and tomato and onion salad.
 

 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Baobab leaves
African cooks use leaves from the massive baobab tree to thicken their stews. Like okra, the leaves give the dish a congealing texture that's characteristic of West African stews. Okra will give a similar effect if you can't find baobab leaves.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: #Food24_sa

 
 
/Food
 

Restaurants

 
El Burro Taqueria in Cape Town

Authentic tacos in a trendy location!

  • Parrots (Johannesburg)
    We have been to parrots a few times but when we went today I found the prices much hi...
  • Al's Place
    We regularly visit Al's Place in Rondebosch, opposite the Rondebosch Station. Al's me...
  • Willoughby & Co ( V&A Waterfront)
    Refused service for dessert and a drink. Not even a sign that states the above even a...
 

Find a restaurant

 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.