Malabar Mutton Potato Curry


1 kg mutton, cut into pieces
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 large tomato, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
2 tbsp coriander powder
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp fennel powder
3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan and add thinly sliced onion, curry leaves and little salt and saute well until onion turns golden at medium flame for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes until the raw smell disappears.
  3. Reduce the flame to low and add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and garam masala and saute for 1-2 minutes until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns soft.
  5. Add the cleaned mutton pieces and salt to this and mix well.
  6. Then add 2 cups of hot water, mix well and cook covered for 35-40 minutes at medium flame until the mutton pieces are 3/4 th cooked.
  7. Add cubed potatoes, mix well and cook at medium-low flame for 10-12 minutes until the mutton and potatoes are soft and cooked.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame..Serve hot with ghee rice,pathiri, chapati etc…
Recipe adapted from here..


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