deer meat

Here’s a recipe for making Deer Curry:


For the Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 pounds (680g) deer meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt, to taste

For the Curry:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


Marinating the Deer:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, ground turmeric, chili powder, ground coriander, and salt.
  2. Add the deer meat pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for at least 2-3 hours or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

Cooking the Deer Curry:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onions and sauté until they become golden brown.
  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and the oil begins to separate from the mixture.
  4. Add curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, chili powder, and salt. Cook for a couple of minutes to toast the spices.
  5. Add the marinated deer meat along with the marinade. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the meat to brown.
  6. Pour in water, cover the pan, and let it simmer on low heat for about 45-60 minutes or until the deer meat is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed.
  7. Once the meat is cooked, check for seasoning and adjust salt and spice levels according to your taste.
  8. Garnish the deer curry with chopped fresh cilantro.

Serve the deer curry hot with rice, naan, or your choice of bread.

Enjoy your flavorful Deer Curry!

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