Kerala Mutton Curry Nadan Style – Video


Kerala Mutton Curry Nadan Style - Video

Kerala Mutton Curry prepared in traditional style is a special aromatic dish that goes well with almost anything. Mutton pieces are cooked in a blended mixture of roasted red chillies and other ingredients. Kerala Mutton curry cooked in Nadan style is a very popular non-vegetarian side dish in Kerala cuisine. Mutton curry as the name implies, is prepared with meat chunks cooked in a fried red chilly spicy blend. Sauteing the cooked mutton pieces in sufficient oil along with ginger, garlic and other spicy condiments tenderizes the meat granting it the unique flavor and taste. Kerala mutton curry is a favorite with Malayalees that goes well with porotta, chappathi, naan and even rice. Tender mutton is pinkish in color with a soft texture and this is recommended for preparing nadan mutton curry. Goat meat is relatively low in fat and cholesterol compared to beef, and pork.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the dry red chillies and keep aside.
  • Fry coriander seeds, till its aroma comes out and keep aside.
  • Fry black pepper, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cumin seeds together and set aside.
  • Stir fry pearl onions, till they turn brown.
  • Blend all these fried ingredients in a mixer grinder.
  • Pressure cook chopped mutton with turmeric powder, salt and the blended mixture.
  • Stir fry onions in a pan, till brown in color, followed by green chillies, crushed garlic and ginger and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add these to the cooked mutton and boil well.
  • When the Kerala Nadan Mutton curry turns brown, turn off the flame.
  • Garnish Kerala Nadan Mutton curry with curry leaves, coriander leaves and a spoon of coconut oil. :- Kerala Nadan Mutton curry is ready.
  • :- Serve hot Kerala Mutton Curry with rice.


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Response (12)
  1. S
    Smitha Tharoor August 9, 2009

    This recipe stands out from the rest and it has a sumptuous taste and that taste lingers forever in the mouth. The aroma of the dish is mouth-watering and the dish is appetizing. Please post more tasty recipes like this and give the world an insight into the secrets of your culinary techniques…Excellent receipe. Thanks 🙂

  2. J
    Jemsil n Rebecca May 31, 2010

    Excellent recipe, it came out so well. Worth the effort we had put in. It was awesome!!!thanks to!!

  3. a
    annie October 25, 2010

    The recipe is excellent and easy to make too. My husband loved it..

  4. a
    achu March 13, 2010

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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