Mutton Roast

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Mutton Roast

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


  • 1 kg Mutton (cut into med size pieces)
  • 4 Onion (finely sliced)
  • 3 tsp Crushed Ginger & garlic (each)
  • 6 Crushed small onion / pearl onion
  • 1 - 1.5 tbsp Red chilly powder
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 - 1.5 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Curry leaves


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add finely sliced onions. Saute till it becomes golden brown colour. Add ginger & garlic paste & crushed small onion & curry leaves. Fry for a few minutes. Mix the masala powders with a little oil or water and add to the curry. When the raw smell of masala is gone & oil starts appearing, add cleaned mutton pieces and salt. Mix well & saute for 5 minutes. Add water & cover and cook till the mutton is done.
  • If there is excess water, let it evaporate completely. Transfer the curry to a non stick pan and cook on low flame till it is roasted well. (If your pressure cooker is non stick, you can do this process in the cooker itself.)
  • Serve with rice/roti/appam.


I used Kashmiri chilly powder & coconut oil.
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32 thoughts on “Mutton Roast”

  1. Hey Maria

    :O Usually I never do wrong with mutton dish. I don’t know what went wrong or whether our taste buds are too used to have the tanginess of tomatoes, even though the appearance of the roast was so intimidating, the taste didn’t meet the expected heights. I’m not sure discouraged, andwill give it another try soon. Do you have another mutton roast recipe? Please point me

      • Hi Maria
        I tried your recipe again yesterday & guess what, it was a super hit. Almost 1.5Kgs of mutton just disappeared within no time among 3 of us (Wife, daughter and me). Actually I always watched my mother making mutton with tomatoes (refer my previous comment) and hardly had an idea that mutton could be made without coriander powder and tomatoes.
        Anyway, it was one of the spiciest, tastiest stuffs I ever made for my family.

        Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Actually I overcooked the mutton in the cooker (5 whistles) and the roasting process was kind of messy as the flesh started falling apart from bones. Other than that it was a merry time around the dish!

        Greetings from Kuwait

        • Hi Rajesh,

          Thank you so much :) I’m very happy that your family enjoyed this dish. It’s really nice of you to cook for your wife and daughter! Looks like the mutton you get in Kuwait is very tender, because I need to cook it for 10-12 whistles here.


          • Hey Maria
            We usually buy Indian mutton from Lulu here and usually the buys are pretty tender. I don’t have sisters and my mother knew that both her boys will go out of kerala to find a living. Hence she taught us how to cook for survival during our early teens itself and yes, I love cooking :) Especially for my divine love (daughter). When she appreciates, that makes my efforts meaningful! Thank you and you are doing a wonderful job!


          • Hi Rajesh,

            I havent bought mutton from lulu yet… Your mom is a very wise woman and am sure she must be proud of you! Your daughter is one lucky girl and yeah I do agree with you, when your loved ones appreciates your cooking, it becomes more meaningful.


  2. Wonderful!!!
    Maria, I tried your duck roast. every one likes it. Not likes all are very happy with your recipe.
    Thank you so much..

  3. Hi Maria

    One of the easiest and tastiest mutton roast. Thanks Maria. 
    Maria have u ever tried chicken roast as a whole with masala stuffed in?  If so do you mind sharing it?


  4. For the first time  I was able to make an absolutely fantastic and lip smacking mutton dish. Everyone in the family liked it. Thank you for an easy and splendid dish.

  5. hi .. im going to try out this recipe , i have a doubt, after closing the pressure cooker for it to cook .. after how many whistle should i switch it off ? 

    • Hi Ann,

      Looks like my reply is coming a bit delayed, sorry about that :( I’m away on a short trip to Kerala. The cooking time for mutton very much depends on the type of mutton. I usually use Indian mutton. After the first whistle, I reduce the flame to low-medium and cook for 7 more whistles and keep it closed for another 25 mins.

      Hope you liked this roast :)


  6. Dear Maria,

    Yesterday I made this dish and it was absolutely great and delicious. My kids love u for the wonderful dishes they get to eat. Thank you.


    • Hi Suma,

      Thank you so much for trying out this recipe and also for sharing your feedback here :). It’s great to know that your family likes the recipes posted here. My special regards to your kids.


  7. Maria, hope you both had a great day! I hopped in here to see that dessert recipe you were chatting about :D

    Mutton roast looks really delicious! Nice click!

  8. Happy Easter to you.This time almost every dishes in my easter menu was from your site.All was excellent and yummy according to my hubby…we thoroughly njoyed all the dishes.


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