Kuttanadan Mutton Roast/Varutharachathu

Sometimes when you see certain recipes, you get this sudden urge to try it out and taste it right? Especially when its a dish that can rekindle the tastes of the home cooked food and bring back many good memories associated with your good old days.

I made this dish out of that sudden urge :) Originally this is a chicken recipe, but I had only mutton with me at that time & since I wanted to taste it so badly, it became a mutton roast. Anyways now am happy that I made it, because one of my readers Elizabeth very recently asked for a sadya style chicken recipe. Usually for Syrian Christian weddings, if the wedding feast is a course style, chicken roast is a must. Though I dont like chicken much, I enjoy that particular chicken preparation (my mouth is watering while am writing this ;) ) very much. It usually has a very dark brown colour and most of the time coconut oil will be oozing out from the chicken pieces, who cares ;)

I got this recipe from a TV cookery show and they called it as a kuttanadan chicken roast, so to suit our situation it is converted into kuttanadan mutton roast. However, a few days back I tried the recipe with chicken and since I had Elizabeth's request in mind, I made some modification in the original recipe, to find out whether this chicken roast will be similar to the sadya style chicken. I should say though the curry tasted real good, though I couldn't get that particular taste, hhmmm there must be some secret ingredient. I've bookmarked similar chicken recipe..anyways for the time being we will be happy with this :)

Also, Veena of Curryworld passed me the following awards. I think awards always lift your spirits high, at least in my case. Veena, thanks a ton dear for passing on these awards.

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I would like to pass this to the following bloggers:

Mona, Rachel, Seena, Farida, Divya, Shab, Divz, Emi (for you to start blogging again), Mini, and also for all other fellow bloggers. Hope this lifts your spirits too :)

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24 thoughts on “Kuttanadan Mutton Roast/Varutharachathu”

  1. hi ma’am,

    vipin again, the helicopter pilot…tried this recipe with chicken. as i had only chicken with me :-). came out well…did some modifications to the recipe..1. did not fry the chicken. 2. added more water while making the paste. 3. sauteed the chicken for about 10 minutes before adding water. 4. kept the chicken in low heat for about 20 min as i remembered my amma’s words “the longer you keep chicken in low heat, the better it tastes”. thank you once again for this wonderful recipe..


    vipin nair.

    ps: how do i upload pics??

    • Hi Vipin,

      Good to know that you are continuing your cooking experiments :) Thanks for trying this recipe. Nice to know that it came out well with chicken. As I’ve written in the write up, it’s originally a chicken recipe..

      You can mail the pics to mjm@jpm.cc

      Btw, you can call me Maria :)


  2. hay maria…helloooo…i m gng to try tis recipe…its my husbands birthday tody n he luv mutton recipes very much……do u knw hw to make mutton chops……thank u for tis recipe….i like3w ur blog very much i m a regular follower of u…i had tried lot ur recipes nd it came outwel….thank u soooo….much…..tkcr…n advance christmas wishes…..njoyyyy

    • Hi Riya,

      Belated b’day wishes to your husband. Hope he liked the mutton roast. I havent tried the mutton chops yet…

      Thanks a bunch for all your encouraging words & wishes.

      Wish you too a Merry Xmas!


  3. Hi Maria,

    This is the first time I am leaving a comment on your blog though I am a regular visitor at your blog. I tried the kuttanadan roast with chicken and it was absolutely delicious. I fried the chicken after marinating in coconut oil. I must say this recipe is for keeps though I am not a fan of chicken. Thanks for posting a wonderful recipe.

    • Hi Vaishali,

      Thank you so much for the comment dear :). I’m really glad that you liked the recipe. Even I’m not a big chicken fan :)


  4. hi there, great work..realy a big help for me as i explore in to my own culinary journey. Just one thing..i am from the malabar side..and we really dont use mustard during the tempering. that was one flavour from the south kerala as my friends used to share food back in college,..thanks for the effort

    • Hi Shameem,

      Thank you for the wonderful words :)

      Its a new info to me that mustard is not used in tempering in Malabar side. I’m from central Kerala and we also use mustard in our tempering.

      The variety of Kerala dishes and especially Malabar dishes always amuses me :)

      All the best for your culinary journey!


  5. Maria,

    This Mutton Roast is very tasty. Yesterday i tried it in my home.My hubby and me like it very much..it was very yummy…thank u for a very good recipe…



  6. hi Varsha

    thanks for dropping in, please do keep visiting :)

    Sanjana, thanks for dropping in and sending the comment. Hope you tried it and came out successful :)

  7. hey, looks good. Will surely try it out this week end. As I am still green when it comes to cooking, guess the out come will be good.

  8. Hey maria..1st time here..Am also a malayali..Nice blog u got n this is a droolable recipe..:)..I also loveeee thengakothu..:)
    Welcome to visit my space..:)

  9. Hi Maria ..
    Wow the mutton roast looks yummy ..But i am going to try this recipe with chicken only ,coz i love chicken :)
    will try that soon and let u knw the result …

  10. I love roast..chicken or mutton doesn’t matter..You sure did lift my spirits with the awards..thanks so much and congrats on all those well-deserved awards :)

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