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Aug 14, 2014

Simple Mutton Roast Recipe / Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe

Couple weeks back, hubby got some fresh mutton to cook. I was looking for a different recipe other than my mutton thoran, mutton chukka, mutton kuzhambu, chettinaad style gravy and mutton masala. You can check my mutton recipes here..I wanted to do a fried kind of dish. Actually i planned to cook the mutton and deep fry it. But somehow i ended up like this.

I will soon share a fried mutton recipe. This one is less fat i can say, since it is roasted in little oil. Actually the main flavouring for this mutton dish is curry leaves and fennel seeds. I added some kashmiri red chillies to make the dish turn out red.

Give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Mutton - 500 grams
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut Oil - 2 tblspn
Curry Leaves a handful
Roasted Gramdal / Pori kadalai / Pottu Kadalai - 2 tblspn powdered

For grinding:
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Kashmiri Red Chilli - 5
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Ginger - 3 cm piece
Garlic - 6 fat cloves


Take mutton in a bowl, add in salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Leave this to marinate for 15 mins.

Now take a blender, add in all grinding ingredients and make it into a puree by adding some water.

Add this puree to the mutton and mix well. Wash the blender with 1/4 cup of water and pour that over the mutton as well.

Transfer this to a pressure cooker and cook it for 3 whistle, simmer it for 20 mins. Turn the heat off and let the pressure go all by itself.

Open the pressure cooker and heat again, dry out the mutton.

Once it is dried, heat coconut oil in a kadai. Add a handful of curry leaves in it. Add in the dried mutton and toss well for 5 mins till it is well roasted.

Add in gram dal powder and toss again for 10 mins.

Once the mutton turn golden and well roasted, turn off the heat and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Take mutton in a bowl

add some turmeric powder

season with some salt

mix well and let this marinate for 15 mins
Take a blender jar

add in fennel seeds

add in ginger garlic

i added some kashmiri red chillies, which are optional

add in some chilli powder

now time to blend

make it into a smooth paste
add the paste to the mutton

i washed the blender with 1/4 cup of water

add that to the mutton

mix well

take a pressure cooker

add the mutton 


Pressure cook

now the mutton is done

put it back on stove to evaporate the water

look the mutton is now dry

no water is left

Now heat coconut oil in a kadai

add a handful of curry leaves

add the mutton piece


cook till it gets nicely coloured

Add in roasted gram dal powder

toss well

all roasted



  1. Mouth watering. ..sure will try tis soon...

  2. Oh my goodness, those pics looked great.

    Blessings, Catherine.

  3. Looks delicious .Shall try it with chicken.

  4. My O My .. Those mutton pieces looks gorgeous!!
    Wl try them soon !!

  5. What is gram daal powder.how to make it at home

  6. @AnonymousIt is nothing but powdered roasted gram dal / pori kadalai / pottu kadalai / chutney dal.

  7. Aarthi thank u so much for this recipe. I tried this today. This came out very well and my hubby got impressed.

  8. Sujatha NagarajanMay 15, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    This looks so delicious... I'm going to try it soon... Aarthi, can you please give me the recipe for mutton cutlet ?

  9. I mafe this today. It was delicious.However i omitted the powdering dhal part. Thanks

  10. hello, i tried this yesterday & it was delicious, easy to make t0o. but i was wondering why you didnt use cinnamon, anise star, etc to the mutton? Thanks

  11. Hi Arthi, i tried this recipe yesterday, it was delicious & easy to make too. but i was wondering why you didnt add cinnamon, anise star, etc to the dish? thanks

  12. Hi There

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your wonderful recipes. I tried the mutton roast without a pressure cooker and simply on the kadai and it worked so Well!

  13. Hi Aarthi I am a big fan of your cooking and your blog has been helping me in almost everyday's cooking and the best part is the pictures which I love so much, I am a bit lazy to read some times a whole huge paras but this is where your blog is very very special to me I can just start cooking only looking at the pictures. I am going to try this motton roast today will post pic n let you know how it came out. Why potty kadalai is added does it not reduce the spices or change the flavor at the end .. ? Thanks !

  14. @Reena Balrajthat powder gives nice crispy and creamy texture to the dish. you can skip that if you dont want to

  15. Hi Aarthi shall I do the same process for chicken instead of mutton will it work


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