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Updated on October 19, 2012


Mutton curry is rich in flavours. It's more mild compared to other mutton dishes and is an ideal party dish.


  • 1 kg Mutton
  • 4-5 Large onions, ground to a paste
  • 3 Large tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Brown cardamom
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • ½ tsp Red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 6-7 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Chopped coriander, for garnishing
  • 2 cups Water


Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves 4-5 people


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, brown cardamom. Wait for a few seconds.
  2. Add onion paste, stir fry on medium heat till browned. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  3. Add tomato purée, green chilli paste, salt, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder. Cook till the oil separates.
  4. Add mutton pieces. Keep stirring until the water dries up completely and the oil separates.
  5. Now add 2 cup of water and pressure cook to give 3 whistles on medium heat. After three whistle take it off the gas and check if the meat is tender.
  6. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy it with chappatis or rice.

What did you think about this recipe?

4.6 stars from 5 ratings of TRADITIONAL MUTTON CURRY


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      Nimi 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks everyone for lovely comments :)

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      John Goodwin White 3 years ago from Scotland

      This looks quite delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try.

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      happyfoodie 5 years ago

      Prepared this mutton curry today and came out well. Thanks for the lovely recipe :)

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      Mahak 5 years ago

      Nice recipes keep posting your recipes its all easy to cook & teasty too, i tried some of them.