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04 December 2012

Varutharacha Mutton curry

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  1. Mutton-500 gms
  2. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf- 1 no
  4. Cardamom pods- 2 nos
  5. Cloves- 2 nos
  6. Cinnamon-2" piece
  7. Ginger ( chopped finely)- 1" piece
  8. Garlic (chopped finely)-  5 to 6 cloves
  9. Onion ( sliced )- 2 medium 
  10. Shallots ( sliced)- 1 cup
  11. Green Chilies (cut vertically)- 2 to 3  ( see note)
  12. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  13. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  14. Red chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp( see note)
  15. Garam Masala powder-1/2 tsp
  16. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  17. Tomato ( sliced)- 1 small
  18. Oil
  19. Water
  20. Salt to taste
Todry  roast and grind
  1. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  2. Black pepper corns-1 tsp 
For tempering
  1. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Coconut ( sliced)-3 tbsp
  3. Curryleaves- 1 sprig

  • Place the mutton pieces in a pressure cooker along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt to taste and 1/4 cup water.Cook until mutton is just done.Separate the mutton pieces from the stock and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile  add grated coconut in a pan and dry roast it until it turns brown.( Be sure not to burn it).Switch off the stove and add black peppercorns .Grind this to a smooth paste without adding water.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil  in a pan add bay leaves,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.Saute for a few seconds.Now add ginger,garlic, onion,shallots , green chilies and salt to taste.Saute for about 10 to 15 minutes on a medium flame, until it turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the flame to low  and add coriander powder,red chili powder,garam masala and fennel powder along with 2 tbsp water.Saute for about 5 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Now add the cooked mutton pieces and mix well until combined.Add the coconut paste ,tomato and sufficient quantity of stock.Adjust the salt level at this point.Cover and cook over a medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or until gravy is thick enough.
  • Now for tempering,heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add shallots ,coconut slices and curry leaves .Saute until it turns golden brown.Pour this over the curry.
I used 5 green chilies and did not use red chili powder.You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.

Sending this to EP series @ SpiceNFlavors


  1. stunning side :) love your clicks

  2. Great click. . .Kandittu kothiyavunnu

  3. Super clicks... Thats a lip smacking curry

  4. Omg, who can resist to this mouthwatering curry,yummy.

  5. I love read meat and mutton is one of my fav. Out here, I rarely find good muttons. Lambs are more popular and not something I enjoy that much. I have to go back that shop and get some mutton soon. This looks utterly delicious!

  6. This dish looks so good, I love to have mutton and this looks too good:) Do send this for my December event http://blog.spicenflavors.com/2012/11/December2012Event.html and win prizes and awards. Happy to join and follow:) your blog

  7. Kothipikunna mutton curry...Love the presentation and clicks...Beautiful..

  8. Love the masala used...Superb clicks!!!! Perfect dish for the winter as its spiced up with pepper!! :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. suer tempting dish..
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  10. This looks delicious and your photographs are gorgeous! I am new to Dubai and wondering where to buy mutton. Any suggestions gratefully accepted!

    1. Thank You Stacy!!
      I normally buy mutton from Lulu ..n i prefer Indian mutton for it is more tender!Happy cookin!!

  11. OMG...stunning recipe...I feel like just running home and start preparing this dish...Pics are awesome too!


  12. Hi Vidya...
    Thanks for your submission to DMBLGiT January 2013. Your photo has been uploaded to gallery. Wishing you good luck !

  13. Yummy !! My mouth is watering.. i have tried this & i liked the most. Thanks for sharing, & even i found amazing link of 'Indian Cooking Recipe', 'Indian Recipes cooking show' You will also like it.

  14. too good ,yummy, tempting clicks..................

  15. Hi.. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Its very helpful for me, a bachelor who loves to cook his own food. I regularly follow your recipes to try out different dishes.


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