Aminia Special Curry
 
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Aminia Special Curry is one of the longest served dishes in Aminia. The first generation owner cooked it thinking in mind the Britisher's who used to visit this place. This curry is a blend of Mughlai flavor with subtle taste to match with the taste-bud of people who wanted to savor mughlai food yet do not like something over the top! This dish is still available and popular.
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Recipe type: Mutton
Cuisine: Mughlai
Serves: 4 People
Ingredients
  • Mutton: 750g
  • Onion Paste: 500g
  • Tomato Paste: 300g
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste: 100g
  • Curd:200g
  • Cooking oil: 300 g
Spices:
  • Whole Cinnamon: 3 sticks (1" each)
  • Whole Cardamom: 8
  • Aminia Special Masala: 20g*
  • Red Chilli Powder: 50 g
  • Coriander Powder: 20 g
  • Cumin Powder: 20 g
  • Birista/ Onion Crisp: 50g
  • Rose Water: ⅔ drops
  • Kewra Water: ⅔ drops
  • Mitha Attar: ⅔ drops
  • Sugar: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: as per taste
Other:
  • Boiled Egg: 4
  • Onion (Whole): 4
  • Tomato (Whole): 4
  • Rectangular slice of Carrot: 8
Instructions
  1. To get the best result you need to use a Nickel coated Handi.
  2. Use a normal deep-bottom Handi if you are not able to get the nickel-coated handi.
  3. Take the Meat in a handi.
  4. Pour the cooking oil in it.
  5. Now add whole cinnamon, cardamom, onion paste, tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste, Birista, curd, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, Aminia Special Masala*, Sugar, and also the salt.
  6. Marinate the mutton and also give a standing time of 15- 20 minutes.
  7. Start cooking on low flame for around 90 minutes.
  8. The meat will change color with time.
  9. You do not need to add water separately as the mutton will release moisture.
  10. Cook for around 40 minutes.
  11. Add rose water, kewra water, and mitha attar.
  12. Add boiled egg, whole potato, whole tomato, whole onion and also carrot slices and cook for 5 minutes.
  13. While serving, with every two pieces of mutton give one boiled egg, one tomato, one potato, 2 slices of carrot.
Notes
I was told they will not share the recipe of "Aminia Special Masala" which is their family secret and I completely respect this. Now to make this dish at home the easiest thing I found is a mixture of 2 portions of Sahi Garam Masala and 1 portion of nutmeg powder.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2019/11/aminia-special-curry-the-recipe-unveiled-on-aminias-90-years-in-kolkata/