15 November 2012

Mutton Pepper Fry

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  1. Mutton-1/2 kg
  2. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  3. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs or more
  4. Onion ( sliced)-2 nos( medium)
  5. Shallots( sliced)-10 to 12 nos
  6. Ginger and garlic( chopped)- 1tsp
  7. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  8. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp
  10. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Water
  12. Coconut oil( or any other vegetable oil)
  13. Salt to taste
For Marination
  1. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  2. Coriander leaves( chopped)-1/4 cup
  3. Mint leaves- 4 to 5 nos( optional)
  4. Green chilies- 2 nos( or according to taste)
  5. Whole black pepper- 2 tsp( adjust according to taste)
  6. Ginger ( 1" piece)- 2 nos
  7. Garlic( Indian )- 8 to 10  cloves
  8. Lemon juice-2 tsp
  9. Salt to taste

  • In a blender,combine together the ingredients for marination and grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Rub this onto the mutton pieces and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Now add curry leaves,onion and shallots.Saute until it turns golden brown.Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Now reduce the flame to low and add the coriander,turmeric,garam masala and fennel powder along with 2 tbsp of water and mix well.Saute until oil separates for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the marinated mutton pieces and mix well.Pour in required amount of water ( appr 1 1/2 cups) and salt to taste.Cover and cook over a medium flame until mutton is done.
  • Cook until all the water is absorbed .When it is almost dry add 1/4 tsp garam masala and more curry leaves.
  • Continue frying ,stirring in between ( drizzle more oil if required) until it turns brown.
Note: You can also use a pressure cooker to reduce the cooking time.In that case when the mutton is cooked transfer it to a non stick pan for frying.


  1. this looks so so good :) and what gorgeous clicks

  2. OH i havent been here for a while, now this is really enticing! love black pepper in anything, I must give this a go!

  3. Very inviting and delicious !!

  4. Slurp,mouthwatering here..I can have this irresistible mutton fry simply with a bowl of plain rice.

  5. This looks delicious...Have just made Paneer kalimirch....I am sure mutton with lots of pepper will taste awesome....Will try your recipe soon...

  6. The post is written in very a good manner and it entails much useful information for me. I am happy to find your blog as even I love cooking India food network cooking channel

  7. You're awesome...Loved your recipes...Loved your food photography

  8. Tried this last week. It was excellent! Loved the presentation of your recipes. Thanks!

  9. I tried this recipe today...it was very delicious

  10. Tried it yday for a party for second time so far . Turned out great friends felt the same
    Great recipe:)


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