Monday, July 14, 2014

Mutton / Lamb Curry–Kerala Style


Ingredients (Serves 5 - 6):

Mutton                               --   500gms
Turmeric powder          --   ½ tsp
Kashmiri chili powder --   ¾ tsp
Onion sliced                     --   2 large size
Curry leaves                    --  1 - 2 sprig
Tomato chopped           --   1 medium size
Coconut milk                   --   ¼ cup, medium consistency
Boiling Water                   --   ½ cup
Mustard seeds                 --   ¼ tsp
Oil                                         --   2 - 3 tbsp
Salt                                       --   to taste

For masala:

Green chilies                   --  3 to 4 nos
Garlic                                 --   2 large cloves
Ginger                                --   1" piece
Turmeric powder         --   ½ tsp
Kashmiri chili powder--   2 to 3 tsp
Coriander powder        --   1 tbsp
Pepper powder              --   ¼ tsp
Garam masala                --   1 tsp
Fennel seeds                   --   1tsp
Water                                 --   as required


Wash and clean the mutton / lamb. Marinate it with ½ tsp turmeric powder, ¾ tsp kashmiri chilly powder and salt for atleast 2 hours.Refrigerate it if possible. that will help the masala to really stick onto the meat.

Grind all the ingredients for the masala to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the sliced onions and curry leaves, leaving a few curry leaves aside for garnishing.Saute until onion turns golden brown. Reduce the flame to low,add the prepared masala paste and saute until oil separates or until it starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Add chopped tomato ,marinated mutton pieces ,boiling water and salt to taste.Cover and cook until done. With my pressure cooker, I need 2 whistles.

Let the pressure release before opening the cooker. Add coconut milk and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes  or until the desired consistency is reached.

Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds ,let it splutter.Add curry leaves and switch off the flame. Pour this over the curry.

Serve hot with rice / rotis / appam / pathiri.


Recipe Courtesy: Kurryleaves


  1. Mutton curry looks yumm. Very well prepared. Love to have with some porotta

  2. Delicious and lovely looking curry. Wonderfully prepared. Drooling over here.

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