Call me old fashioned but i've always steered clear of mutton as, to be honest, I always thought of it as a second class piece of meat.
I don't really enjoy strong or gamey meat so that's probably the reason along with the fact that I always though it would be really tough.
Some cheffy friends of mine were singing the praises of mutton recently and I had to admit that I had never cooked it, an admission that I was a little ashamed of as a chef.
Mutton is always for sale in the supermarkets here in France and it's quite a bit cheaper than lamb which seems to be extortionate and is only purchased for special occasions.
This is the first ever dish I have made with mutton and since the first try I haven't stopped making it.
I chose a curry as i'd heard good things about the combination and I wasn't disappointed.
The dish is SO easy to make and is SO tasty that it deserved a place on the site.
It's a light curry and the mint is key to the flavour which stays well with the dish even after the long cooking time.
You could substitute the mutton with beef, lamb or even chicken pieces if you don't feel like trying mutton although to be honest I can't tell the difference between it and lamb on this recipe.