Mutton Malli Curry

               ” Malli ” means coriander in malayalam. In this mutton curry, coriander powder and coriander leaves are used as main ingredients…


1/2 kg mutton, cut into pieces
3 onions, chopped
1 large tomato/ 3 small tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
5-6 green chillies, slit
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 small piece cinnamon
5 cloves
2 cardamoms
5 pepper corns
1 cup thick coconut milk
1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
a pinch of garam masala
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Cut and clean mutton into pieces.
  2. Make a paste of coriander powder and turmeric powder together and add to the cleaned mutton and marinate / mix well adding enough salt.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add chopped onions and saute well till transparent.
  4. Add cardamoms, cinnamons, cloves and pepper corns and saute well for a minute.
  5. Add slit green chillies, chopped ginger and garlic and saute well.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and saute well till soft.
  7. Then add marinated mutton and enough water, mix well and cook covered for about 8-9 whistle till the mutton is cooked well. 
  8. Add thick coconut milk and a pinch of garam masala to the cooked mutton and mix well.
  9. Add chopped coriander leaves and cook for few minutes. When it starts to boil, remove from the flame….Serve hot…

Recipe adapted from Malabar Vibhavangal



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