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Feb 27, 2015

Spicy Mutton Curry Recipe / Basic Lamb Curry Recipe

This is my go to mutton curry, it is simple to make doesn't need a whole lots of spices. Just basic but taste really yummy. I love these kind of dark colour curries with a thin layer of oil floating on the top. So yummy.

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

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


Mutton / Lamb - 500 grams
Oil - 4 tblspn
Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 2 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 3 slit
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblpsn (if using normal chilli powder, use less)
Coriander Powder - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Fresh Coconut - 3/4 cup grated
Water as needed
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped


Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in onions and cook till golden. 

Once the onion is nice and browned, add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min or so.

Add in tomatoes and green chillies. Cook this till tomatoes cook down and turn mushy.

Add in all the spice powders and salt. Mix well with the masala. The masala should be thick and all most like a paste.

Now add in mutton and toss well with the masala. 

Keep tossing till the masala coats the mutton pieces and the mutton gets little dark brown in colour.

Now add in very little water, say around a cup. Cover and pressure cook for 4 whistle, simmer the pan for 15 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

When the mutton is cooking, dry roast the coconut in a dry pan till it is golden brown. Remove it to a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Once the mutton is cooked, add the coconut paste in it and simmer for another 10 to 15 mins till oil separates on top.

Add in coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

Serve with rice or anything you like.


Take all your ingredients

Heat some oil in a pressure cooker

Add in onions

Cook till golden

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min or so

Add in tomatoes and green chillies

cook till tomatoes turn mushy

add in chilli powder..i used kashmiri chilli powder

add in coriander powder

and some garam masala powder
mix well in the masala

look how the masala is

now add in the cleaned mutton pieces

add little salt

mix well

keep mixing the mutton will turn a little brown

add in water

mix well and pressure cook

Pressure cook till done
While the mutton is cooking, let make the roasted coconut masala..

Start by roasting coconut in a dry pan

roast till the coconut turn dark brown

take the coconut in a blender

puree till smooth

Now the mutton must be done, add more water if needed

pour in the roasted coconut masala

simmer for 10 more mins

add in coriander leaves and mix well



  1. Can't we cook without coconut powder?

  2. Can you please say hw much it should whistle in pressure cooker... please do reply... as I have started my cooking only through your blog

  3. @Anonymousi have mentioned it in the written part of recipe

    1. Ayoooo.... soo sorry... as I was busy in seeing ur pictorial representation, I didn't noticed. ... and wow...!! U replied.!!!. its so nice of u to take ur time for my query.... love u n ur blog.... keep moving... tc

  4. Sis....can i use coconut milk. Instead coconut that puree??

  5. @RiznIfazyes u can use coconut milk. Add it at the end, bring to boil once and turn off

  6. Hi yummytummyaarthi
    M very much grateful to u because of ur recipes n pictorial explanation my life has become much more easier... i try ur recipes..and those r bang on! Fantastic! Last sunday i tried mutton for the first time in my life..and it was loved by my husband very much appreciated.. thanks to ur recipes..keep up the good work..May God bless u

  7. Hello
    Your tutorials are so good especially with step by step pictures and videos. It really helps first time cooks like me.
    I am going to try this mutton curry but I do not have a pressure cooker. How do I cook the mutton?!
    How many minutes to boil? How much water? I'm cooking slightly more then 500g of mutton. It's my first time cooking mutton!
    Thank you for your help!

  8. @Anonymouswithout pressure it will take around 1 to 1.30 mins to cook in a normal. Start with 1.5 cup of water and keep adding more water if the mutton gets dry

  9. Dear aarathi

    Thank you so much for sharing recipes with such settled pictorial explanation.

    I tried making this recipe of yours 2 times and both times it came out so good...

    Everyone at home liked it. God bless you !

  10. Hi can yo give some recipes for mutton brain?

  11. Mutton curry came out so perfect, I prepared the same dish next day ..hmm.. Simple, quick, and yummy,more of a bachelors dish.


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