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Mar 17, 2014

Mutton Thoran Recipe / Lamb Thoran Recipe

This recipe is my MIL recipe, today hubby told me that she does a thoran kind of recipe when he is little, and it used to taste amazing. So i referred the recipe from her and modified it to my taste. And the result was amazing..Hubby loved it so much.

Normally my athai used to make this thoran and make the stock as soup. But i used the stock to make rasam and it came out so yummy..I will soon share that recipe too..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Mutton / Lamb - 1/2 kg chopped into small pieces
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 peeled and sliced 
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Coconut Oil - 3 tblspn

For Masala:
Coconut - 2 cups
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai - 3 inch stick
Cardamom pods - 5
Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 4 Peeled
Garlic - 5 cloves


Take mutton, salt, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Add in 2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 10 whistle, simmer for 10 mins, turn off the heat and let them steam go all by itself. Open the cooker, Now drain the mutton and stock. You can use the stock to make rasam.

Ground together the ingredients given in the masala list in a mixer to a coarse mix without adding water. Set aside till use.

Now heat coconut oil in a wok, add in shallots and curry leaves. Saute for a min.

Add in cooked mutton and toss well.

Add in the ground masala and toss well with the mutton. Season with salt and toss.

Stir fry for 8 to 10 mins.

Serve with rice.

Take mutton in a pressure cooker

Add turmeric and salt

Add water

Cook till mutton is done

Remove the mutton piece alone in a bowl

This is the mutton stock, reserve this to make rasam
(Recipe Soon)

Take coconut in a mixer

Add in cumin seeds

Add in fennel seeds

Add in cinnamon stick

Add in cardamom pods

Add in chilli powder

in goes shallots

Add in garlic

grind them

Heat oil in a wok

Add in sliced shallots and curry leaves

Saute for a min

Add in cooked mutton pieces

Saute them

Add in coconut masala

Season with salt

Saute them for 8 to 10 mins



  1. I tried this one with cauliflower n it was simply superb .. A gud recipe to note ..

  2. Hi aarathi your recipes are awesome.I tried this one for today's lunch.It turned out very good .thanks for your recipe.

  3. Hi aarathi your recipes are awesome.I tried this one for today's lunch.It turned out very good .thanks for your recipe.

  4. Can I use mustard oil or ghee/purified butter instead of coconut oil?


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