Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry | Chettinad Mutton Sukka


Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry is a tasty as well as authentic signature dish of Tamilnadu. Thick spicy gravy requiring very few ingredients is the specialty of the Chettinad Mutton Sukka dish. The king of spices, it’s pepper that boosts up the flavor of Chettinadu Mutton Pepper Fry. Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry pairs well with a series of rice dishes. Mutton pieces are marinated in a spicy tomato mixture. The marinated mutton is cooked in a hot kadai with seasonings until done. The cooked flavor loaded spicy gravy is garnished with crushed pepper and coriander leaves before serving. The freshly ground spices will fill your house with such an amazing flavor that even the most picky eaters will be tempted to try out the dish. Traditionally these spices were hand ground in a pestle. But these days all are busy and so we settle down to our own mode of grinding. Chettinad dishes are quite popular in South India and I admit am a great fan of these spicy dishes.

Getting back to Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry, boneless lamb bits are best suited for the dish. But you can prepare with bones too if boneless bits are difficult to find. It doesn’t make much of a difference provided you are following the instructions carefully. Just remember to keep the mutton bits small so the spicy flavors are well absorbed and the pieces get fried properly. You can adjust the spicy flavors of the dish especially if kids are involved. The ingredients are easily available and the preparatory steps are quite simple. The dish goes well with rice or flatbread. Mutton is rich in protein and other vital nutrient required for body. You can explore a well detailed Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry here that can be easily prepared at home.


Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry | Chettinad Mutton Sukka

Chettinad Mutton Pepper Fry | Chettinad Mutton Sukka

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 6 people



  • Grind together tomato, spices and the powders. Keep it aside.
  • Crush the peppercorns and keep it aside too.
  • Clean and cut mutton into medium pieces.
  • Marinate it with the ground masala for 1 hr.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add onion and fry, till golden brown.
  • Add the marinated mutton.
  • Add enough hot water and salt.
  • Cook for 20 - 30 mins.
  • Add crushed pepper.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


You can visit this link Mushroom Chettinad. You can also visit this link Chettinad Fish Fry Biriyani.
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Response (2)
  1. R
    Revi Kumar February 17, 2020

    Enjoyed the chettinada mutton fry, thank you for the nice recipe.

  2. M
    Maran K February 3, 2021

    Wow.. Delicious.. Thank you!!

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