Kerala Mutton Curry


Kerala Mutton Curry is a traditional styled authentic dish in Kerala Cuisine. Kerala is a land of many cuisines. You will find both ardent vegetarians and non-vegetarians in God’s Own Country. The dish is yummy, spicy and very tempting with soft and succulent mutton chucks drenched in a thick aromatic gravy. This is a great side dish prepared with the finest blend of Indian spices. It is a spicy, mouth watering dish with an excellent aroma. The favorite dish goes well with chapatis, rotis , parathas, biryani or even with plain white rice. This is an easy preparation that can be cooked in a jiffy when unexpected guests arrive without prior notice.

The dish is unique and special with mutton pieces cooked and simmered in a spicy aromatic and flavorful masala mixture till done. Mutton is nutritious and protein rich with vital nutrients required for body. Growing up kids need mutton dishes for smooth functioning of bones and body. This is a basic mutton curry dish and you can always add more masala and flavorings that suits your taste buds. If you are a beginner in cooking or has failed to prepare a proper mutton curry before, then i suggest that you follow the instructions in preparation as detailed. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Mutton Curry here that can be easily prepared at home.



Kerala Mutton Curry

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Kerala Style Mutton Curry, wash mutton well and cut into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add fennel, cloves, bay leaves & cinnamon and stir well. When fennel becomes slight brown in color, add sliced onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
    :- If u have time, u can use small onions(kunjulli) in place of big ones for better taste.
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  • When onions turn golden brown, add ginger-garlic paste. Reduce the flame and saute it.
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  • Reduce the flame and saute it.
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  • Add chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and stir for 5 mins on medium flame. :- If u want the mutton curry to be less spicy, reduce chilly powder to 1 tsp and green chillies to 2 nos. Add tomatoes and salt and mix well for 5 mins.
  • Add the garam masala powder.
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  • After 3 mins, add the mutton pieces and stir well.
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  • Keep it on medium flame for 10 mins. Do not add water at this stage. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.
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  • Transfer the contents into a pressure cooker. Add 3 cups (teacups) of water and cook on medium flame for 20 - 25 mins. Mutton curry is ready.
  • :- Serve Kerala Mutton Curry hot with rice or porotta or chapathy.
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For an easy to prepare delicious dish try this link Village Style Mutton Curry. You can also check out this link Karnataka Style Mutton Chops.
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Response (21)
  1. D
    Deepti August 19, 2007

    I liked the recipe. It brought together the right flavours. I would agree with the comments to add yogurt + maybe dress with coriander

  2. P
    Preetha July 11, 2008

    Thanks for the recipe….simple and easy..

  3. d
    deepak September 2, 2008

    very good taste,thanku very much

  4. M
    MCG July 20, 2007

    Very Good recipe…

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