Mutton Curry


1/2 kg mutton, cut into pieces
3 onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
3/4- 1 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander seeds
4 dry red chillies
1/2 tbsp whole  pepper corns
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
small piece cinnamon
3 cloves
6 shallots, sliced
1/4- 1/2 tsp pepper powder
curry leaves
1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2-1 tbsp ghee


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add sliced onions and saute till transparent. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chilli powder and stir well for 2-3 minutes. Then add sliced tomatoes and cook till it turns soft.
  3. Add mutton pieces and salt, mix well and pressure cook till done adding enough water (about 1 1/2- 2 cup).
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add grated coconut, coriander seeds, dry red chillies, whole pepper corns, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, 3 shallots and 1 sprig curry leaves and fry till golden brown in low flame. Grind well without adding water and keep it aside.
  5. Add ground masala to the cooked mutton, add more water if required and mix well. Cook well for few minutes ( 6-10 minutes) in medium flame  and remove from fire.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan, add 3 sliced shallots and curry leaves and fry till golden brown. 
  7. Switch off and add pepper powder and coriander leaves. Add this to the prepared mutton curry and mix well. Serve hot……
Recipe Source: Vanitha Pachakam


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