Spicy Mutton Curry

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Spicy Mutton Curry

Are you the kind of person who likes “adukki perukkal” (organising things)? I’ve seen many people who consider “adukki perukku” as a hobby and that includes my husband! You know what… it can be a pretty annoying hobby at times, not for the person who does it, but for poor souls like me who don’t enjoy the process very much.  Normally I’ve seen the opposite, I mean it’s the ladies in the house who enjoys it and complains about the valichu variyidal (messing up) by the man of the house.

I think I should make something clear…. I’m not a messy person but at the same time I don’t have an OCD of organising things every now and then. I’m ok with some books and papers lying around here and there ;) There is nothing wrong with “adukki perukkal”, as long as you enjoy practicing the hobby by yourself, without any company, you know what I mean, right ;)

But I’ve to admit one thing, all this organising has some benefits too.. this recipe is the result of one such activity. Since there was some maintenance work to be done in the kitchen, I had to rearrange my cookery books. I rediscovered some cookery books and magazines. The photo of this recipe caught my attention at once and I decided to try it. I should say that the recipe compensated for the not so enjoyable part of rearranging the books.

Btw, are you a fan of Samvrutha Sunil, the Malayalam film actress? If so, there is one more reason to try this recipe. She shared this in one of the earlier issues of Vanitha Pachakam. I’ve given the quantity of ingredients based on my experiment and I’ve made some changes in the procedure, but the basic format of the recipe is same as hers. It’s a very spicy recipe loaded with flavour, that goes well with pulao, roti, appam, paratha etc; I do hope you will also enjoy this spicy treat.

Here are the step by step pictures..

Heat oil in a pan and add coconut, whole coriander, dry red chilli, whole black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, pearl onion, fennel seeds, curry leaves. Fry till the coconut turns golden brown. Remove from fire and let it cool. Grind the same without adding water. Keep it aside…

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions. When it turns golden brown, add ginger and garlic. Cook till the raw smell goes, around 2-4 mins…

Add chilli powder and cook for 2-3 mins. Add sliced tomato and cook till it turns soft…

Add cleaned mutton pieces and mix well. Add 2 cups of hot water and pressure cook till the mutton is done…

Open the pressure cooker, when the pressure drops. Add ¼ – ½ cup of hot water to the ground masala. Mix well. Add it to the cooked mutton and cook on low flame for 5-10 mins. Remove from fire…

Heat oil in a pan and add sliced pearl/small onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Switch off the gas and add pepper powder and coriander leaves. Add this to the curry and mix well…

Spicy Mutton Curry
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Kerala
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • Mutton – ½ kg, cut into medium size pieces
To roast and grind
  • Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Whole coriander (kothamalli)- 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli – 4
  • Whole black pepper – 1¼ tsp
  • Fennel seeds (perumjeerakam) – ½ tsp
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon – a small piece
  • Pearl/Small onion – 3, sliced
  • Curry leaves – 6
For masala
  • Onion – 3 medium-big, sliced
  • Crushed/grated ginger and garlic – 1½ tsp each
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 medium -big, sliced
  • Salt
  • Oil – I used coconut oil
To temper
  • Pearl/small onion – 4, sliced
  • Curry leaves
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp (refer notes)
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add coconut, whole coriander, dry red chilli, whole black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, pearl onion, fennel seeds, curry leaves. Fry till the coconut turns golden brown. Remove from fire and let it cool. Grind the same without adding water. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions. When it turns golden brown, add ginger and garlic. Cook till the raw smell goes, around 2-4 mins. Add chilli powder and cook for 2-3 mins. Add sliced tomato and cook till it turns soft. Add cleaned mutton pieces and mix well. Add 2 cups of hot water and pressure cook till the mutton is done. Refer notes to see on pressure cooking time.
  3. Add ¼ – ½ cup of hot water to the ground masala. Mix well. Add it to the cooked mutton and cook on low flame for 5-10 mins. Remove from fire.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced pearl/small onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Switch off the gas and add pepper powder and coriander leaves. Add this to the curry and mix well.
  5. Serve hot with rice/chapthi/pathiri etc;
Notes
This is a spicy recipe, so adjust the qty of spices to suit your taste. I didnt add the pepper powder in the tempering stage, since the curry was already spicy for our preference. Pressure cooking the mutton – After the first whistle, I reduced the flame to low-medium and cooked for 12-15 whistles. Keep it closed for another 15 mins or till the pressure drops. The colour of the curry tends to darken as it rests..

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  • Chris Green

    Sounds very tempting! Might try it with Lamb and reduce the cooking time slightly. Thanks!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Chris! Hope your version with lamb comes out well..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • farheen

    When i read your story,i cud not stop laughing.i share the same the issues!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      :) Good to know I’ve company!

  • Linnet Tony

    Yum…. will definitely try out this tempting recipe….Thanx dear for sharing it…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Linnet dear :) Hope you get to try it soon..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Juvaria! Did you try it out?

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Uma :) Hope you get to try it sometime..

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Ajay! Please try it sometime and I do hope you like it..

    happy cooking!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Somy

    Hi Maria,
    it is a great pleasure reading your recipes esp the story behind each recipe. i have tried lots of your recipes and they have all turned out good. i tried this spicy mutton yesterday and it came out so well that both my hubby and mom in law loved it. thank you maria for posting such tasty recipes. You are doing a great job!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Somy! Nice to know that you like reading the write ups and also enjoy the recipes posted here. Glad that the mutton curry recipe worked well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Minna

    Hi Maria,

    I tried out this recipe, its absolutely amazing and my family loved it…..thanx a lot for sharing this one :-)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Minna! So good to know that your family liked this dish. Thanks a bunch for the comment dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • simi

    its amazing………….. i tried this one and my kids loved it very much………..this is the first time i m trying a mutton dish and it came very well….thanks Maria………..
    can u just guide to make a mutton soup for my kids…………

  • simi

    its amazing………….. i tried this one and my kids loved it very much………..this is the first time i m trying a mutton dish and it came very well….thanks Maria………..
    can u just guide to make a mutton soup for my kids…………

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Simi,

      Thanks a lot for your comment dear! It’s a pleasure to know that this curry was liked by your kids :)

      I havent tried a mutton soup yet, so sorry dear I’m not sure how it works :(

      Cheers
      Maria

  • disqus_De4NNr1EGO

    Thanks dear Maria, you saved my day.

  • disqus_De4NNr1EGO

    Thanks dear Maria, you saved my day.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome and I’m happy to hear it :)

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  • Vinay Menon

    The taste of Kerela, Yummy. Thanks Maria

  • Vinay Menon

    The taste of Kerela, Yummy. Thanks Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Vinay :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Vinay :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashwini.krishnan.92 Ashwini Krishnan

    Awesome taste…thanks for a step by step description with all timing details at each step.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashwini.krishnan.92 Ashwini Krishnan

    Awesome taste…thanks for a step by step description with all timing details at each step.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear! Glad that you liked it. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear! Glad that you liked it. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Liya

    hi maria,i m not a gr8 cook,n i used to go thru diff recipe sites n never felt confident of trying them.they were all complicated.

    and now i discovered ur magic recipes and now I AM CONFIDENT – I CAN COOK ANYTHING WITH UR RECIEPS ….LOVE U MARIA…u saved my life :P….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Liya,

      It was a pleasure reading your comment. I’m so touched to know that you trust the recipes here very much. Thanks a ton dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sindu

    HI MARIA,
    I HAVE TRIED COOKING MUTTON TWICE,EACH TIME IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG KULAM(POND).RECENTLY TRIED YOUR RECEIPE AND IT TURNED OUT AMMAAZZINGG….WE ATE THE LEFTOVERS FOR 3 DAYS.THANKYOU SO MUCH.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sindu :) I’m glad that this recipe worked well for you.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Swati

    Hi Maria..I have never been a big fan of mutton, but I wanted a Kerala style recipe to cook for my family and I came across this one. It was such a big hit and for once even I couldn’t stop eating!! Thank u :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Swati,

      Thank you so much for trying out this recipe. I’m glad that it worked out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • nimmy francis

    Hi Mariya,,

    i have tried your curry and it turned out really yummy..thank you so much and best wishes,,

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nimmy,

      Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and also for the comment! I’m happy that it came out well for you :)

      Thanks for sharing the pic too :)

      Cheers
      Maria