Thursday, January 28, 2010


Mutton - 1 kg
Pearl onions(small sliced) - 1 ½ cup
Shallots(small sliced) - 5 to 10 no s
Ginger(small sliced) - 2 big piece
Garlic(small sliced) - 6 to 8 pods
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Cardamom(crushed) - 5 to 6 no s
Cinnamon stick - 3 no s
Cloves - 3 no s
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Tomato(small sliced) - 1 cup
Green chilly(half slit) - 4 to 5 no s
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water -
Oil -
Mint leaves - 1 spring
Coriander Leaves - 1 spring

For Masala Grinding:

1. Cinnamon stick - 5 to 10 no s
2. Cloves - 5 to 10 no s
3. Aniseed - 5 tabs
4. Cumin seeds - 5 tabs
5. Nutmeg - 5 tabs

(These spices should dry roast and grind it in the mixer well, this can be used instead of garam masala .)

How to Prepare:

1. Clean and cut the mutton into pieces and for marinating it add ½ tsp of turmeric powder ,1/2 tsp pepper powder ,1 tsp of red chilly powder ,bit of salt ,1/2 tsp of lemon juice ,about 5 no s of sliced shallots ,1 tsp of garam masala , and mix all together ,and keep it aside for 10 minutes minimum and after that put it in a pressure cooker add a little bit water and close with lid for cooking and minimum 5 to 6 whistles should be needed for well cooking.
2. Take a kadai ,add oil in it when it gets hot add crushed cardamom ,Cinnamon sticks ,cloves together and mix well ,then add ginger n garlic pieces and sauté well ,then add half slit green chilly , sauté well ,add sliced shallots and pearl onions and sauté well until it becomes a light brown in color and soft for 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Add turmeric powder ½ tsp ,red chilly powder 1 tsp , ½ tsp of pepper powder ,mix all together for 2 minutes add sliced tomato and mix well for 5 minutes now add dry roasted grinded masala about 1 tsp first to it and mix together and keep in a low flame for 3 minutes.
4. Now add the already cooked mutton pieces into this texture and mix all together well and add water as a base for masala gravy, check out the salt, and close with a lid for 5 minutes to boil all the texture.
5. After 5 minutes open the lid and add sliced coriander leaves and mint leaves for garnishing it. Cook it for another 2 minutes and turn off the fire.
6. Serve it hot with rice or Indian breads.


  1. Hi Reshmi

    Glad to see that in spite of being a beginner in cooking you could post this recipe which is so simple yet comprehensive.
    Also,would love to see the photo of the Curry as well.



  2. Lov mutton than chicken,sounds yummm

  3. Reshmi ,pic kanunillaloo..mutton kazchittu kureaayi..kazhikumbol enne alochikane

  4. hello deepa...thanks for the comments dear...i put the picture then why u said to see the photo...

  5. thanks to vrinda,priya and rahin for lovely comments..

  6. aparnee..ninne orkaathe njan mutton kazhikkumooo...

  7. yummy mutton to have with naan's!

  8. Iyooooo kothiyavunne...Looks so spicy and yummy...

  9. tina dear...little bit spicy...not so much....

  10. I have gone out of gear and cant track on time my favorite blog.u have post so many yummy recipes Before I cd open your last posting I am here.
    It is really great!!!
    I want to try this one soon...because it is very different from the what i make...this makes me drool, looks so spicy and delectable!!!