Nadan Mutton Curry


1 kg mutton
1 cup / 20-25 shallots, peeled
2-3 green chillies
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 -1 1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
3/4-1 cup of hot water
salt to taste
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3-4 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Cut mutton into pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Crush together the shallots and green chillies using small jar of a blender and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 3-4 tbsp coconut oil in a pressure cooker over medium flame and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add the crushed shallot-green chilli mixture, ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and salt and saute until they turn golden brown for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Reduce the flame and add in the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and pepper powder and cook until their raw smell leaves.
  6. Add the chopped tomato and saute until the tomato is mashed up and oil separates.
  7. Add garam masala and mix well. Add mutton pieces, few curry leaves and enough salt and mix well.
  8. Add enough hot water and cover with the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles at medium flame. Reduce the flame and cook for 2 whistles.
  9. Open the cooker when the pressure releases and taste check for salt. Adjust the gravy according to your required consistency. 
  10. Add few curry leaves and mix well. Serve with idiyappam, appam, ghee rice etc…
Recipe Source: Yummy O Yummy

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