Nadan Mutton Curry

Try out this Nadan Mutton Curry recipe if you want to relish the taste of kerala food. This will definitely bring you the nostalgic memories of home cooked food.

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Nadan Mutton Curry

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 1/2 kg Mutton
  • 2 medium Onion
  • 1 tbsp each Crushed ginger & garlic
  • 1 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Medium Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Thick Coconut milk
  • Coconut oil
  • 4 Small / Pearl onion
  • Salt

For Masala

  • 1/2 – 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 medium stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Red chilli


  • Heat oil in a pan & add all the ingredients listed from coconut – red chilli (listed under for masala). When the coconut becomes golden brown remove from fire. Let it cool completely.Grind the cooled coconut mixture, without water & keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Saute onion, ginger & garlic. When onion becomes soft add all masala powders & stir for 5 minutes. Add curry leaves. Add medium thick coconut milk.
  • When it starts boiling add mutton pieces. Cover the cooker with the lid and put the weight on. After the first whistle on full flame, reduce the flame to low-medium and cook for 12-14 whistles. Keep the cooker closed for another 10-15 mins, till the pressure drops.
  • Open the cooker and mix well. Check the doneness of the mutton, if required, pressure cook again. Add 2-3 tbsp hot water to the ground coconut mixture and add this to the cooked mutton. Mix well.
  • Add thick coconut milk & keep for 5 -7 mins. Switch off the gas.
  • Heat oil in a small pan & crackle mustard seeds. Add small onion & curry leaves. When onion becomes brown pour it over mutton curry.
  • Serve hot with Pathiri, chappathi or rice.


The cooking time of mutton depends on the type of mutton you use. The curry keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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13 thoughts on “Nadan Mutton Curry”

    • You are welcome Saurabh! Glad you had a good introduction to the Kerala cuisine.

      Please try out other Kerala recipes also when time permits..


  1. This might be a good curry, but majority of people will identify nadan mutton curry to something else. Coconut milk is not an ingredient in the so called nadan mutton curry. (usually a red colored curry, spicy and tastes good with parotta, pathiri or puttu.)

  2. this is my 1st visit to ur blog..i love cookin n keep tryin new dishes i find online :) jus got married n came to US,so tats hw i kill time :D so Happy to ve found U!!
    made the mutton curry n goin to make Palappam for dinner 2nite!!! :)

    • Hi Shruti,

      First of all, congrats on your marriage! Wish you a wonderful & blessed married life!

      Thank you for dropping in here and also for the comment :) Hope you enjoyed the mutton curry n palappam.

      Best wishes & May God Bless You!!


  3. Hi Maria,

    Thank you very much for the recipe, I tried it today it was very tasty so I wanted to try all your recipes. This site is very helpful for expat Indian batchlers like me to learn cooking … Thanks amillion and may god bless you.

    • Hi Shereef,

      Thank you so much :). Very glad to know that you liked the recipe. Please do try other recipes as well and share your feedback.

      Thanks again for your wishes.


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