Nadan Mutton Roast | Mutton Varattiyathu with Video

Viji Sanu V

Nadan Mutton Roast is a delicious roasted semi dry dish that pairs well with Appam, Parotta, Roti as well as rice. Mutton pieces are combined with a spicy chilly mixture and cooked in a pressure cooker until done. The cooked mutton pieces are slow roasted in sufficient oil to a dark brown color. The lip smacking dish can be easily prepared at home. These roasted mutton chunks are sautéed with onions and green chilies. Now you can sense a nostalgic ‘Thattukada’ flavor engulfing you and I bet Nadan Mutton Roast is never enough. The crispy and super delicious mutton fry can even be served as a starter dish or as sides. This mutton roast is cooked in a masala style with onions, tomatoes, fresh pepper corns, ginger, garlic and the mutton chunks completely embedded in the masalas . The Kashmiri chilly powder gives a bright red color to the gravy, though the hot spiciness is moderate.

And the best thing is only few ingredients are required for the dish. This is a semi dry dish with very little gravy. It is the perfect blend of spices with a peppery flavor that makes the dish unique and special. Even new comers and enterprising bachelors can give a try and there is no point of failing because mutton tastes exotic and awesome. However, it’s a task these days to get original mutton cuts. Quality mutton is getting rare. Though the flesh seems fine, some smell awful. Try to buy mutton from known sources. For kids, you can reduce the spiciness of the dish. Mutton is nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a simplified version of Mutton Varattiyathu with Video here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the special dish for your weekend.


Nadan Kerala Mutton Roast

Nadan Mutton Roast | Mutton Varattiyathu with Video

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 Servings



  • In a pressure cooker, add mutton, turmeric powder, 2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and salt, mix well, and cook for 4-5 whistles. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release on its own.
  • In a kadai heat oil, add curry leaves, green chilies and remaining ginger garlic paste. Sauté until raw smell goes.
  • Add shallots and onion, sauté till the onion gets softened and golden brown.( add some salt)
  • Add 2 tsp chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and remaining pepper powder. Saute well for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato and mix well. Cover the kadai with a lid, and leave until the tomato gets thoroughly cooked.
  • Add cooked mutton in it, and sauté well for few minutes.
  • Cook till the mutton is roasted nicely and is dark in color. You can also add oil, salt , pepper or masala in between if needed.
  • Super delicious mutton roast is ready to be served with chapathi , Porotta etc....


You can explore this dish Mutton Ghee Roast
You can also visit Beef Fry
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Recipe Rating

Indian Grocery Online