Hello friends, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to all of you celebrating in the country and all across the globe. Coming back to the celebration, so we celebrated the holiday by inviting few of my cousins for dinner. It’s always a pleasure to have a family supper and specially when you family demands you to make couple of your bet recipes. That’s what happened last night as well. I was specially asked by my family to make one of my all time favorite recipe that come straight from the Bengali cuisine and is also one of the very popular and most loved Mutton preparation by the Bengalis. KOSHA MANGSHO aka BENGALI MUTTON KASHA is one hell of a recipe that you will always want to make whenever there is an occasion. Fresh goat meat cooked with potatoes in a rich ginger garlic gravy along with some tomatoes and curd in mustard oil is a recipe to keep. Particularly enjoyed with Luchi or Bengali style pulao, Kosha Mangsho is served to the royals in all special occasions.
To make Kosha mangsho firstly wash mutton in clean running water and keep aside. Then heat oil in a wok and fry potatoes till golden. Collect them aside. Now add dry red chilies, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves in the oil. Add minced onion and fry till raw smell goes off. Now add in the ginger paste and the garlic paste and fry till brown in color and oil starts oozing. Add in the mutton pieces long with some turmeric powder and salt. Mix all and cook on high flames till all the moisture from the mutton evaporates. Meanwhile take curd in a bowl and add red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder. Mix well and keep aside. When the mutton is dry add chopped tomatoes and curd mix. Combine and cook on high flame for a minute. Simmer the gas flames, close the lid and let the mutton cook for 30 mins till the color changes and oil starts leaving the sides. Check salt and once the masala is ready, add around 1/2 a cup of warm water to make a thick gravy. Put the gas flame back on high and wait for the gravy to come to a boil. Close the lid again and simmer the gas and let the mutton cook till it’s tender. This might take 20-30 mins again depending on the quality of the meat so keep checking in intervals. Once the mutton is done, add fried potatoes and cook for another 5-6 mins till the potatoes are done. Sprinkle sugar, add chopped coriander and serve hot with luchi or rice.