Cheats Curried Chops

This one pot mutton curry is quick, easy and delicious. It came about when I had yet another day of being short on time, while craving a hearty meal.   

I’m certain you will enjoy the ease of this meal as well yas the outcome, as much as I did. Do let me know what your thoughts are should you give it a try 🙂


Cheats Curried Chops

Mix 1 kg chops with the following:

Salt to taste

2 tsp red chilli powder


2 tsp ginger garlic masala

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 Cinnamon stick

1 Whole elatchi

2 tsp vinegar

4 Whole black peppers

2 cloves

1 tsp whole jeeru

2 tsp dhana jeeru powder

Separately chop and keep aside the following:

1 large onion- chopped or sliced in rings 

1 large tomato- cubed


Heat 2 tbls of coconut oil in a pot, add the chops and place a layer of onion on top. Top the onions with the tomato.


Cook on high for 5 minutes then lower the heat. When half done, mix the chops and veges. Cook till chops are tender and the onion and tomato has melded into a curry with the the water that will emanate from the chops as they cook. 10 minutes before serving add in a satchet of tomato paste and let that cook in. Add fried / air fried potato quarters before serving along with fresh chopped mint.  Serve with roti. 


When cooking mutton or steak I always soak the meat in cold water and about 3 tbls of vinegar. This helps tenderize the meat as well as remove any ‘meaty’ smell that might have lingered. 

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