Mutton Stew – Traditional


Mutton Stew - Traditional

Easy n tasty mutton stew
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • 1.5 Kg Mutton
  • 2 tbsp Ginger cut into small pieces and crushed
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 12 nos Cardamom
  • 3 nos Star anise
  • 3” piece Cinnamon broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper coarsely crushed
  • 4 nos Bay Leaves medium ones
  • 2 nos Onion medium ones thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks Curry Leaves
  • 4 nos Green Chilies ends split
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Vinegar
  • Water enough to soak meat with vinegar
  • Salt As reqd
  • 8 tbsp Coconut powder see note below
  • 2 cups Water to make coconut milk from powder


  • Cut meat into pieces (medium size). Wash well.
  • Soak in vinegar and water mix for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil and sauté garlic.
  • When half done, add half of ginger and sauté.
  • Add onion and sauté till onion is translucent.
  • Add spices (cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon, anistar, pepper). Saute till onion is golden brown.
  • Add meat and fry till water is almost all gone.
  • Add salt and fry till all water is gone.
  • If using fresh coconut milk, add 2nd milk. If using powder, add half of the milk and enough water to cover meat.
  • Bring to boil and simmer to cook till the meat is tender.
  • Halfway, add chilies and curry leaves.
  • When meat is tender, add the rest of the milk. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
  • Best served if refrigerated overnight and re-heated the next day.
  • *** Note: If using fresh coconut, milk of one coconut: 1 cup 1st milk and enough 2nd milk to cover the meat when cooking.
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