23 June 2015

Nadan Mutton Curry | Kerala Style Mutton Curry | Step by Step Recipe

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Nadan Mutton Curry

Kerala style,spicy Mutton curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4
  1. Mutton,cut into medium pieces-500 gms
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
  4. Green chilies,sliced - 1 ( or according to taste)
  5. Shallots,sliced - 1/2 cup
  6. Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs
  7. Water - as required

  8. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs
  10. Green chilies,sliced - 1 or 2( or according to taste)
  11. Ginger,julienned - 1" piece
  12. Garlic,sliced - 3 large cloves
  13. Onion ,thinly sliced - 1 cup( 1 large)
  14. Coconut,sliced - 2 to 3 tbsp
  15. Kashmiri chili powder - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (optional)
  16. Tomato,chopped - 1/4 cup( one small)
  17. Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  18. Salt - to taste
  19. Oil - as required
To roast and grind:
  1. Dry red chilies- 4 ( see notes)
  2. Coriander seeds -1 and 1/2 tsp
  3. Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
  4. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. Cloves- 2
  7. Black peppercorns - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast all the ingredients listed under " To roast and grind",stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes.Allow this to cool completely and grind to form a fine powder.
  • In a pressure cooker add the prepared masala powder,mutton,turmeric powder,ginger-garlic paste,one green chili,shallots , curry leaves ,salt to taste and sufficient amount of water( about 3/4 to 1 cup).Cook until mutton is done.( For best result, cook covered in a heavy bottomed pan for about 45 to 60 minutes.).Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a claypot/manchatti.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add curry leaves,green chilies,ginger and garlic.Saute for few seconds.
  • Next add onion and sliced coconut . Cook until onion turns soft ,stirring frequently .(Onions should turn really soft and  it will take about 15 to 18 minutes over medium low flame.)
  • Next add chopped tomato and mix well.
  • Cook until tomato turns mushy.Add kashmiri chili powder,if using and saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked mutton along with the stock into the onion mixture.Add more salt if required.Mix well  until combined.
  • Cover and cook over medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or until gravy turns thick.Finally add 1 tsp coconut oil and few curry leaves , switch off the stove.Serve with rice or Ari pathiri or kerala parotta.
    • Adjust the amount of green chilies and black pepper according to your taste.
    • Use dry Kashmiri red chilies for a rich red color.It is milder in taste compared to regular red chilies.


    1. such a yummy curry there.mouthwatering

    2. btw, when do you add coconut.... no mention of that at all

    3. Hi i tried ur receipe yesterday and everyone at home liked it. Thanks 4 sharing

    4. I tried this yesterday and it was fingerlicking good. Thank you so much for this recipe

    5. Awesome curry! Just made it! Turned out amazing!

    6. Made this curry for dinner yesterday and it tasted really good. Thank you

    7. Tried it today.
      It came out so good
      Thank you for giving a mouth licking recepie

    8. Tried it today
      It came out so good.
      Thank you for giving a mouth licking recepie.

    9. This is the first time i'm making mutton curry in my life... only bcoz your recepie got lots of postive reviews i decided to try it...and what to say...it was really tasty.. everybody liked it...Thanks lot for sharing this recepie and also i thank others who tried and posted a positive review about this...

    10. I tried the recipe yesterday. It turned out very well. Finger Licking good. I didnt get that beautiful red colour though.. It was more like a pepper mutton colour.Maybe bcoz I used long Red chillies.


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