Recipe for Samp, Beans and Mutton


1kg chopped mutton pieces

1 cup dry samp cooked with a teaspoon of turmeric powder, the samp must not be soft – it needs to still have a bit of biting texture.

¾ cup dry sugar beans boiled (reserve 2 to 3 cups of the water)

1 large onion finely chopped

3 tbs cooking oil


3 cardamom pods

2 tsp mustard seeds (yellow)

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander powder fine

3 tsp masala powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 cinnamon stick

2 tsp chilli powder


4 large garlic cloves, grated

3cm fresh ginger, grated

4 medium tomatoes, grated

salt, 2 tsp or per taste


Fry the onion until translucent in the oil.

Add all the spices as well as the grated garlic and ginger and fry slowly for about 5 minutes until all the flavours are released.

Add the mutton pieces and brown slightly.

Add the grated tomato and let it simmer until thick for about 20 minutes on medium heat. Add two cups of water (water reserved from the boiled samp and beans) and let it simmer, again until thick. This way you are really creating this delicious tomato chutney.

Then add the samp and beans, heat through for about 15 minutes.

Season to taste.

Serve with fresh coriander.

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