Mutton Curry – Kerala Style

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No Eid celebration without a mutton dish to decorate the dining table either for breakfast or lunch. It is customary in Muslim community in Kerala to kill a goat, lamb, or sheep to give more colour to the food varieties prepared for this holy day. Today, I also prepared a mutton curry after a long time because very rarely i get fresh mutton here in Maldives. I used frozen meat for this recipe but enough bone pieces were stuffed inside the pack. It is an easy to cook recipe and give a try next time when you shop mutton.


  • Mutton – 900 gms, diced into 1/2” piece
  • Kashmiri Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger – 1” piece, crushed well
  • Green chilly – 4, each cut into 2-3 pieces

Clean and wash mutton pieces in enough water and strain using a colander, rub the pieces with chilly-coriander-turmeric-salt to taste and keep aside for 30 mins. Pressure cook mutton pieces with ginger and green chilly in 1/2 cup water (5-6 whistles) and keep it aside for 10-15 mins.

Ingredients For The Gravy:

  • Small onion – 300 gms, chopped
  • Ginger – 1” piece, crushed finely
  • Garlic – 7-8 flakes ( I used Chinese garlic), crushed finely
  • Green Chilly – 5
  • Kashmiri Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Pepper corn – 1 tsp, freshly crushed
  • Home made garam masala – 1 tsp (freshly ground using cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise, javetri, green cardamom)
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  • Heat oil in a broad non-stick pan and fry garlic and ginger until its raw smell disappears
  • Add curry leaves, green chilly and onion and sauté until onion is transparent with a pinch of turmeric and  salt to taste
  • Add chilly-coriander-turmeric powder and fry until the oil separates
  • Stir in freshly ground pepper corns and garam masala and fry until fragrant
  • Add this spiced onion to the mutton in the pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook (2 whistles)

Your mutton curry is ready to serve. Serve it with Neychoru, Pathiri or with anything of your choice

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