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Kesar Mass (Thanjavur maratha royal dish)

Kesar mutton (Kesari mass):

Method of Preparation:

Cut the mutton into large pieces and boil and cook it well. Remove the mutton pieces and shred it by fingers in the shape of saffron flower or thread. The fibres of the mutton will be like thread if shreded by hand. Mix in it one spoon of salt and grinded paste of chillies, khas-khas seeds in the shreded mutton, mix well and keep aside, place a fry pan on the fire and pour half litre of ghee, and when the ghee gets heated put the mutton shreds and fry them till they turn golden red. In the end pour the juice of one lime fruit and mix them together.
The name kesar or kesari indicates and strike as a sweet to many people but it is not a sweet dish. It is a light spicy dish. A kind of mutton receipe which is soft like a sponge and has a delicious Yummiee taste which takes few minutes to prepare and said to be kept for a week and eat.

Please stay Tuned for the next delicious Thanjavur Maratha Royal dish, Mutton Dhai Mass.

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