Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mutton in Fried Spices

The recipe I am posting today is an invention test of mine like the Masterchef program and I am happy to report that the curry turned out really delish and also very easy to make too . The aroma itself is mouth watering .Succulent pieces of meat is coated in an aromatic gravy made from whole  spices which is fried to intensify the flavour , so here goes..........


1 kg mutton/lamb cut into medium size pieces
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 inch stick cinnamon
4 green cardamom
3 cloves
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp whole coriander
3-4 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 large onion fried till golden
2 large tomatoes
2-3 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped (optional)


In a large pan , add the mutton , salt, turmeric and enough water to cook the mutton till done and set aside.
In another pan , add 2 tbsp coconut oil , turn the heat on low and add the whole spices and fry it for a few sec .
Set the fried spices aside and add the remaining oil and add the tomatoes and cook till soft .
Now grind the fried spices , fried onion and the cooked tomatoes to a smooth paste.
Put the ground mixture back into the pan , when it starts to get hot , add the cooked mutton and coat the pieces in the mixture .
Keep on stirring it and cook for a few min .
Add the liquid from the cooked mutton and cook on high heat till the gravy gets thick .
Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve hot with rice , nan or appams.


  1. Such a beautiful dish! I'd love to taste this invention of yours...I love the sprinkling of cilantry on top~

  2. this is just awesome...yummy combo of flavors..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  3. I absolutely love mutton but then the husband is not a fan at all which stops me from making it at home. This is making me drool !!!

  4. Absolutely fantastic! I’m sure it tasted as good as it looked!

  5. Dear Shabs, Sounds delish!!! Happy THanksgiving, Catherine

  6. Love the new look of your blog, Shabs! So, sophisticated with the plum color!
    Also love your lamb dish, so comforting and delicious. The spices use are really kicking up the flavors!

  7. @ Elisabeth , I am glad you liked the new look :D , Hugs ...