Monday, September 24, 2018

Papeti Ma Ghos

Yesterday AC completed 51! I have been pampering him on his Roz nu birthday and the Gregorian one. I did everything I could to bring cheer in-spite of being terribly ill myself. Before this memory is forgotten recording it here.

So on his  Roz nu birthday I made Kadabu, he loves puran poli and dar ni pori so Kadabu would pass his liking I knew. He did enjoy it.

While he enjoys the sweets what he really loves is Non veg especially mutton. I don't like handling mutton so it does not get made so often. So on his birthday I made papeti ma ghos. Papeti are baby potatoes in Parsi tender and sweet combined with mutton in a onion tomato gravy is a very homely dish.

The husband loved it. I thanked Suman my help for getting the choicest mutton because I don't understand head or tail of it.

Here is the recipe


250 gms mutton cleaned n washed
150 gms baby potatoes
1 onion
1 tomato
2 green chilies
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 tablespoon oil

In a pressure cooker add the baby potatoes and mutton. Add all the spices and ginger garlic paste.  Top with water to just cover the potato and mutton. Pressure cook for three whistles. Let it cool. 

Grind onion and tomato and green chili to paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion tomato paste and fry till dryish and browned. 

Meanwhile open the pressure cooker. Peel the boiled potatoes and add them to the onion tomato masala. Keep frying. Then add the mutton and the rest of the contents to the fried masala. Cook till you have a thickish gravy coating the mutton and baby potatoes. Mash couple of baby potatoes to give it some body. Sprinkle some fresh green chopped cilantro over it.

Serve warm with phulkas or thin rotlis.

This is a classic Parsi dish but it reminds me a lot of Bengali Alur dom but with mutton. What do you say my dear Bengalis?

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