Goat or Sheep Tongue Masala

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Tongue masala is a dish much like brain masala or mutton masala. Made with the tasty offal meat, it’s an acquired taste. Mom’s recipe for this spicy tongue masala made from sheep or goat tongue is one of my favorites.


If you love offal like we do, you’ll love eating chicken heart masala, chicken heart stir fry, gizzard fry, tongue moilee, beef tongue roast, giblet stuffing and more. Among those many dishes, the masala curry made from goat or sheep tongue is one of our favorites. Here’s how to make it.

Spicy tongue masala in a cream colored pot next to a pav bread.

Sheep or Goat Tongue Masala

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Tongue masala is a dish much like brain masala or mutton masala. Made with the tasty offal meat, it’s an acquired taste. Mom’s recipe for tongue masala is one of my favorites.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Boiling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine East Indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 287 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 Sheep Tongues approx 300 to 400 gms
  • 3 Tbsp Ghee (Indian clarified butter)
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 0.5 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 200 ml Water

Instructions
 

  • Wash and boil the sheep or goat tongues for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the tongue into 1-cm cubes.
  • Add ghee to a pot and brown the tongue cubes.
  • Add the spices and allow to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Roughly chop the tomato in cubes and add to the pot along with water and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with plain rice or chitaps.

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Notes

  • You can replace the sheep or goat tongues with beef tongue.
  • We buy preskinned tongue, but if you buy it with skin, it will come off earlier after boiling it for 30 minutes.
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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 3mg

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How to Make Masala Curry of Sheep Tongue or Goat Tongue

It’s really easy to make a tongue masala gravy. Simply boil the tongue and dice it. You can do this with or without the bone. We prefer buying skinned tongue so we don’t have to spend ages cleaning it.

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Boil the oil or ghee in a pot, brown the tongue like you’d do for a duck moile curry, then add the spices and allow it to cook. Lastly, add the chopped tomato and cook for while. Serve hot with chitaps or rice or pav.

Ingredients for the tongue masala curry.
Simple ingredients for the tongue masala curry
Ingredients for the tongue masala curry on a chopping board.
Two sheep tongue in a pressure cooker.
Don’t they look like baby booties?
Ghee added to the boiled tongue.
Add ghee to the pot
Goat tongue pieces cooking with oil or ghee.
Cook with ghee to brown the tongue pieces
Salt, pepper and garam masala added to the pot of tongue.
Add salt, pepper and garam masala to the pot of tongue
Tongue and spices cooking in a pot.
Allow the tongue to cook with the spices
Chopped tomatoes added to the diced tongue.
Chopped tomatoes added to the diced tongue
Tomatoes added to the sheep tongue pot.
Add tomatoes and cook
Sheep or goat tongue masala curry next to pav.
Pav is the easiest to serve with, but I prefer rice
Spicy tongue masala in a cream colored pot next to a pav bread.
Tongue masala goes really well with pav

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