Pakistani-Style Mutton Do Pyaza could be the perfect choice for a quick and hassle-free Instant Pot dinner on a weeknight. It's important to note that the name can be misleading - this dish is not complicated at all and pairs well with naan or chapati, so don't hesitate to try it out.
WHAT IS DO PYAAZ?
Pakistani-Style Mutton Do Pyaza is a dinner recipe that's highly coveted in Pakistan and North India, given that its name "Do Pyaaz" literally means "two onions". This recipe features a two-stage onion addition process, where the onions are first sautéed with oil and then raw onions are added towards the end of cooking. As a result, this technique imparts a distinctive and exceptional flavor that gives the dish its unique character.
CAN DO PYAAZ BE MADE ANY OTHER TYPE OF MEAT?
Yes, Do Pyaza can be made be made with mutton (as you know), beef, chicken, or lamb.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS RECIPE?
With Do Pyaza, it's best to serve it with chapati or naan along with some Raita on the side.
- Onion- The two onions are incorporated at separate stages and prepared differently - one is sliced, while the other is cubed.
- Powdered spices- They provide the curry with a distinct flavor and aroma, and they also add color to the dish.
- Whole spices- whole spices gradually release their flavors and aromas, contributing to a rich and complex flavor.
HOW TO MAKE DO PYAZA?
Let's Make Mutton Do Pyaza!!!
Pakistani-Style Mutton Do Pyaza
- Pressure Cooker
- 1 bay leaf
- 8 black peppercorns
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 4 cloves
- 4 green cardamoms
- 2 tbsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp tumeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- In a blender, add tomatoes.
- Blend them together for 1 minute.
- Set aside.
Do Pyaza Curry
- Turn on the Instant Pot on sauté mode.
- Add oil and let it heat up.
- Then add sliced onion and sauté it until translucent.
- Add ginger garlic paste and mix well for 1 minute.
- Next add meat and mix it for 3-4 minutes or until it changes color.
- Add in the whole spices and mix well for 2 minutes.
- Then add yogurt and mix it for 3 minutes.
- Add in the powdered spices, salt, and mix well.
- Next add in the tomato puree and tomato paste.
- Mix well for 4 minutes.
- Seal the lid, pressure it for 15 minutes or until the meat is tender.
- Vent the air and open the lid.
- Select the sauté mode again.
- Add in the cubbed cut onion.
- Mix for 20 seconds.
- Add in the fresh lemon juice.
- Garnish with cilantro.
- Turn the Instant Pot off.