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Curried Mutton Stew with Dumplings

This wonderful meal was cooked by Lisa Harrilall and we thank her for sharing her recipe for her Curried Mutton Stew with Dumplings.

As the cold weather hits, there really could be few nicer meals to enjoy with the family.

Curried Mutton Stew with Dumplings
Photo by Lisa Harrilall

Mutton Pieces
1/4 cup flour
1 large onion
1 small tomato
6 sprigs of thyme
1/2 teaspoon mixed herb
1/2 teaspoon Ginger and Garlic Paste
2 Green chillies
1 teaspoons Mixed Masala
1 teaspoon Chillie Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
Salt to taste
Vegetables of your choice


  • In a large pot, add oil.
  • Dust meat pieces in salted flour, just to coat them.
  • Place in pot and brown on all sides. Take your time to achieve a good dark colour as this will create most of the flavour. (Try to use more boney pieces and remove most of the fat.)
  • Add chopped onions and allow to soften without taking on any colour.
  • Add thyme, mixed herb, ginger and garlic, followed by all the spices.
  • Allow to cook off, then add chillies, tomato and salt, once softened, top off with boiling water about 5cm above your meat, you can keep adding boiled water to maintain this level.
  • Once meat is almost tender, add your vegetables, root vegetables first as they take longer to cook (potato, carrot).
  • Then add softer veggies (corn, peas).
  • Once potatoes are soft, drop in dumplings.

    1 cup Self Raising Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    1/4 teaspoon Garlic Flakes
    1/4 teaspoon Thyme
    10 grams Butter
    1/4 cup water
    -In a bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, thyme and garlic flakes.
    -Crumb butter into the flour.
    -Add water just to bring dough together, you might use a little less or a little more. Dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • Take tablespoonfuls of the dough and roll into a small ball, place dough balls on top of stew and place the lid on. The dumplings will puff up and double in size when cooked. They should be soft and fluffy on the inside.

Follow LISA on her Facebook Group, Home Sweet Homemade for more of her recipes.

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