Odia Foods and Cuisines

How to make Mutton Mudhi or Mudhi Mansa at Home ?


This Mudhi Mansa, an exclusive Odia delicacy Which remains a niche in its own state made from the leftover gravy from the mutton curry mixed with onions, green chillies and fresh coriander along with the puffed rice, needs to be brought to the limelight for the world to know.

Mudhi Mansa Odia Cuisine Making Process
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings  4

500 gms goat Meat with extra fat
2 Onions large
2 potatoes medium cut into halves
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 Bay leaf
3 cloves
2 to 3 cardamom green
1 inch cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp garam masala ( grind 4 to 5 green cardamom and 1 inch cinnamon stick)
to taste salt

For assembling the dish :

1 cup Puffed Rice ( Mudhi)
1 onion finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 to 3 tbsps cucumber chopped
1 tbsp Tomatoes chopped
A Sprig coriander leaves of finely chopped
1 tsp jeera Odia Lanka Gunda(roasted cumin seeds and red chillies grind together )

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Making Process of Odia Mansa Tarkari:

1. Marinate the mutton with 1 tsp mustard oil, turmeric powder and red chilli powder for 1-hour minimum.

2. Chop the onions and tomatoes and keep aside. Peel the potatoes and cut into halves and keep aside.

3.Heat Mustard oil in a Pressure cooker to a piping hot mode so that it would remove any strong odours from the oil.Shallow fry the potatoes and set them aside.

4. In the same oil, add the sugar and let it caramelize. Then add the whole spices (cloves, cinnamon, cardamon and bay leaf).
Add the chopped onions and fry till it turns golden brown in colour.

5. Then add your ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell of the paste goes away.

6. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the spice mixture and then add coriander powder, chilli powder and a little water. Tomatoes are not usually added to the recipes in Odia Mutton curry but it is a personal preference, so I add, you can skip if you do not like.

7. Now add the marinated mutton and coat it evenly with the spices. Keep frying the mutton for a few more minutes on a medium heat. You will notice the fat melting and adding to the richness of the masala. keep sauting on low flame till you see the masalas leaving the sides of the pot. Add potatoes now.

8. Pour 2 cups of boiling water and cover the lid and allow it to cook on medium flame till you have the first whistle of the pressure cooker. Now lower the flame and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. This would help the mutton fat to gradually melt and add to the richness and flavour of the dish.

9. Let the pressure cooker release all the steams naturally and then open the lid and sprinkle the garam masala over it.

10. Your delicious Odia mutton curry is ready. There will be a thin layer of oil over the mutton curry, which indicates a good mutton curry.

11. Mix all the ingredients together and finally add some mutton curry with a few chunks of meat. Your Mudhi Mansa is ready to be savoured.

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