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  1. Mutton Chops with Eggplant Sauce – Indian Recipe

    December 7, 2012 by Varga László

    Ingredients (4 servings):

    • 1 – 1 1/2 kg mutton chops with some fat on them
    • 2 small eggplants
    • 1 red onion
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 1-2 chilli peppers, depending on their hotness
    • 3 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 1-2 pieces green cardamon, groud or chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • a few parsley leaves to garnish
    • 2 tomatoes for garnishing

    Preparation method

    1. Chop the onion  an the garlic,
    2. Peel the eggplants and dice them into 2 cm cubes.
    3. Remove the fat from the mutton and cut the meat into serving pieces.
    4. Melt the mutton fat in a cooking pot and scoop and discard the cracklings.
    5. Add to the pot the chopped onion and garlic and fry until fragrant.
    6. Add chilli pepper, cumin seeds,  salt and fry for a minute, scoop the contents and set aside leaving some fat in the pot.
    7. Add mutton chops to the pot and sear them by fry for a few minutes on each side.
    8. Return to the pot the fried onions, garlic and spices removed earlier and add turmeric powder, cardamom, chilli powder and fry for another a few seconds stirring.
    9. Add water enough to cover the mutton and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the liquid reduces to a third.
    10. Add the eggplant cubes, cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes until the eggplant is almost melted down in the sauce. If needed, you can add some more water.
    11. Serve with rice and Indian roti or other flat-bread, some tomato wedges and garnish with fresh coriander or parsley leaves.

  2. Hungarian Mutton Paprikas Betyar Style – Recipe

    December 21, 2011 by Varga László


    For paprikas

    • 1/2 kg of mutton
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 green pepper
    • 1 onion
    • 1 tomato
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 100 ml sour cream
    • 1 spoon flour
    • 100 ml dry red wine
    • salt to taste
    For csipetke noodles
    • 1 egg
    • salt to taste
    • 4-5 teablespoons wheat flour
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Preparation method

    Preparing the paprikas

    1. Clean the meat and cut it into small cubes.
    2. Boil the meat cubes in hot water, rinse then drain them.
    3. Fry chopped onion in the oil util it becomes golden. Add water and paprika, then cover and simmer until the mixture is well softened.
    4. Slice the green pepper and the tomato, then add them along with the meat to the pan with the onion and continue to simmer. 
    5. Season with salt to taste and add the red wine.
    6. When the meat is cooked through, mix the sour cream with the flour and add it into the pan.

    Preparing the Csipetke noodles

    1. Mix the flour and the egg until batter becomes thick and elastic.
    2. Cover with a plastic foil and let rest about an hour.
    3. Form it into pencil thick rods, the cut them into pea-sized pieces. Sprinkle a little flour to prevent sticking the together.
    4. Boil the in a pot with hot water until they soften.
    5. For a final, roasted look fry them in a pan with a tablespoon of butter until the become golden-brown.