How to prepare Harissa?
Post by Kainaat Syed on Sunday, November 13, 2022
Harissa is a winter breakfast delicacy of Kashmir that keep you warm all day. It is basically an authentic and traditional mutton curry recipe that is usually eaten during winters and best served with Kashmiri bread known as Tchot.
• Mutton Raan : 3 kg
• Garlic cloves : 15 to 20
• Fennel seeds : 1 cup
• Green cardamom : 15 to 20
• Black cardamom: 6
• cinnamon Sticks : 2
• Black peppercorns: 10 to 15
• Cloves : 8
• Dry ginger powder: 1 1/2 tablespoon
• Rice flour: 2 cups
• Milk : 2 glasses
• 2 large size Fried onions
• Mustard oil : 2 cups
• Water : 2 ltr
• Salt as per taste
Take a pressure cooker and add meat in to it. Take a generous amount of water, more than you usually do, as the stock will be used later as well. Let it boil and remove impurity. Now add fennel seeds, whole garlic and close its lid. Let it cook on high flame for 2 whistle then on slow flame till mutton becomes soft and easy to debone.
Turn off the heat and keep it as such till all the steam is released by the cooker. Remove the bones from the flesh. Keep it aside for now. Filter the remaining stock and keep it aside.
Add deboned meat into pressure cooker and add all whole spices and mutton stock. Cook it again on high flame for 2 whistles and on slow flame for 20 minutes.
In a bowl add rice flour and 2 cup mutton stock (make sure mutton stock is warm). Mix well till it becomes smooth paste.
Once the mutton is soft enough, add rice flour mixture into it and mix continuously on medium flame till it becomes thick. Now take it off from heat and mash it with the help of a wooden masher.
Mash it very well. Now add milk, fried onions, hot mustard oil, add salt as per your taste and cook it again on slow flame till oil starts leaving the sides of the cooker, harissa is ready, ladle on a plate, spread and add a tempering of mustard oil. Garnish with Kabab and Methi maaz.
(Kashmir Food Vlogger and owner of Kashmiri Zaika. Check her YouTube channel Kashmiri Zaika for more recipes)