Kerala Mutton Kuruma

Kerala Mutton Kurma

  1. Mutton – 1/2 kg
  2. Onion – 2
  3. Green chilly – 10
    Garlic – 5 cloves
    Ginger – 1 medium piece
  4. Cinnamon – 1 piece
    Cloves – 4
    Cardamom – 4
    Aniseed – 1 teaspoon
  5. Poppy seed – 1 tablespoon
  6. Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
    Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Cashew nuts – 25gm ( soak in water )
    Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  9. Thick coconut milk – 1 1/2 cup
  10. Vinegar – 1 teaspoon
    Oil – 3 tablespoon
    Salt – to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic, poppy seed, whole masala & masala powders for 10 – 15 minutes. Grind this & make a paste. Pressure cook mutton pieces with the paste, half cup water, salt & vinegar. Mix cashew paste in coconut milk. When mutton is cooked & gravy becomes thick add coconut milk & cook for 5 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Source:Lakshmi Nair

  • soumya george

    hi Maria,
    wonderful recipie. thank you very much. yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

    • ameen

      hi maria,,…. nice recipie….(can i add cow milk in it?)

      • Maria Jose

        Hi Ameen,

        I havent tried it that way, so i’m not sure..

  • linza

    hai……this is a wonderful and delicious recipie…try it u can be a super chief in your home…..

    • Maria

      Hi Linza

      Thanks for trying this recipe and am excited to know that you liked it :)

      Hope you will like the other recipes also..


  • Lisa

    when do you add salt???? at the end or when cooking the mutton? does it matter at all?

    • Maria

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for pointing it out. I’ve updated the recipe.


  • shabs

    HEY maria…i also make lakshmi nair recipe for kuruma……recently added to blog…its so tasty isnt it?…but i add tomato instead of vinegar…

    • Maria

      Hi Shabs

      Yes its a wonderful recipe. I remember seeing this in your place. Actually its been ages that I had bought mutton at home, may be I should make it sometime soon again :)


  • Anju

    Maria, I made these with soy vegetarian chicken, & its absolutely awesome, a tad bit grainy, but that i believe is due to the cashew nut paste. It tastes superb! Great recipe, thank you sooo much!

    • Maria

      Hi Anju,

      You are welcome dear :) Glad that it came out well for you. Thank you so much for leaving a comment here.


  • Gopu

    Hi Maria, I have made this recipe a few times now from your instructions – it is always such a big hit amongst friends and family. Thanks a lot ! gopu

    • Maria

      Hi Gopu,

      You are welcome :) Thanks for the comment. It’s really nice to know that your friends n family enjoyed this dish.


  • Cherish

    Hi Maria

    Great recipes and thank you for posting wonderful recipes:-) My wife just loves your recipes!

    You mention couscous in your instructions but it is missing from the ingredients – any idea how much of this required and also in what form (dry as is or soaked in water first?)

    Thank you, Maria.


    • Maria

      Hi Cherish,

      Thanks a bunch for the comment. It’s really nice to know that your wife like the recipes posted here.

      About the couscous, I’m sorry it was a mistake. Its actually poppy seed & not couscous. I’ve updated the recipe also accordingly. Thanks for asking about it :)

      Hope you like this curry…


  • Fathimasabee

    hi maria 
    thisis great taste.ur recipes r too good.i want haleem recipe also.thanks

    • Maria Jose

      Hi Fathima,

      Thanks! I havent tasted haleem yet, so I’m kinda clueless about it :(


  • Jeenajo2011

    Hi maria
    I tried this receipe it was awesome.Thanks for posting such easy receipes.

  • Shajeer

    mam.. what’s the meening in poppy seeds in malayalam

    • Maria Jose

      it is kashakasha…

  • sulfiya shameem

    thnx a lot Maria..for this recipe,i searched a lot.thnx….

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear!

  • Jaz

    hi maria..!! this recipe is too good!! my hubby loved it!!
    all thanks to you!! tc

    • Maria Jose

      Thanks Jaz for sharing your feedback here :)


    hi Maria,
    Lovely Mutton kurma, tried out this today for the first time. Very delicious. Thank u so much!

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) Nice to know that you liked it.

      Thanks for leaving a comment here.

  • Prema

    awesome recipie,Maria…

    • Maria Jose

      Thanks Prema :)

  • Sini Linad

    outstanding taste. thanks Maria.

    • Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :)