Malabar Mutton Curry

Malabar Mutton Curry is a recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Khazana. It has a typical kerala flavour and it goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta etc; This is a great dish to prepare during Eid time.

Eid Mubarak to all my readers.

Here is the recipe…

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Malabar Mutton Curry

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


  • 800 gms Mutton
  • 2 medium Onion medium
  • 2 tbsp Chopped ginger
  • 12-15 cloves Garlic
  • 3-4 Green chilly
  • 3 medium Tomato medium
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tbsp Coriander
  • 4-5 Red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 -6 Cardamom
  • 6 -8 Cloves
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 3/4 cup Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 10-12 Pepper
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
  • Salt


  • Grind ginger, garlic & green chilly. Heat oil in a pan & add jeera, coriander, red chilly, fenugreek,cinnamon,cardamom, cloves,bay leaves. Stir for 30 seconds & add coconut, poppy seeds, pepper. Once coconut becomes golden brown, switch off. Grind this mix into a thick paste.
  • Heat oil & splutter mustard, curry leaves. Add onion, when it becomes golden brown add, ginger, garlic & chilly paste. Mix well.Add mutton & stir continuously for 10 min on high flame.Add turmeric, chilly powder , salt & tomato. Cook till the oil separates.Add 4 cups of water & boil. Cook till the mutton is done.Add masala paste. Cook for 10 more minutes, till the gravy becomes thick.
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16 thoughts on “Malabar Mutton Curry”

  1. thank you thank you very much for making me a good cook .my family members love to eat my preparation it is because of you my sweet sister .love your menus…. it is wonderful from which i had found before ..

  2. Hi Maria
    Tried this recipe and enjoyed it.. its really got a different flavour from the other usual curry recipes…which i liked a lot..
    Thank u for sharing this..


  3. Maria this the recipe i have been searching for 2 years.really very very tasty.Do you know compare to other cooking blog you are the best because no one is responding to reader’s suggestion,doubt etc…but you are different i like it.

  4. This is the recipe i have been looking for last 2 years.I tried it really superb.Thank you maria 

  5. picture looks yummy and sounds easy to make. I am getting the good smell of porota&mutton? keep up the good work maria.

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