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Mutton Pepper Fry


  1. Mutton-1/2 kg
  2. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  3. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs or more
  4. Onion ( sliced)-2 nos( medium)
  5. Shallots( sliced)-10 to 12 nos
  6. Ginger and garlic( chopped)- 1tsp
  7. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  8. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp
  10. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Water
  12. Coconut oil( or any other vegetable oil)
  13. Salt to taste

For Marination

  1. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  2. Coriander leaves( chopped)-1/4 cup
  3. Mint leaves- 4 to 5 nos( optional)
  4. Green chilies- 2 nos( or according to taste)
  5. Whole black pepper- 2 tsp( adjust according to taste)
  6. Ginger ( 1″ piece)- 2 nos
  7. Garlic( Indian )- 8 to 10  cloves
  8. Lemon juice-2 tsp
  9. Salt to taste


  • In a blender,combine together the ingredients for marination and grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Rub this onto the mutton pieces and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Now add curry leaves,onion and shallots.Saute until it turns golden brown.Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Now reduce the flame to low and add the coriander,turmeric,garam masala and fennel powder along with 2 tbsp of water and mix well.Saute until oil separates for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the marinated mutton pieces and mix well.Pour in required amount of water ( appr 1 1/2 cups) and salt to taste.Cover and cook over a medium flame until mutton is done.
  • Cook until all the water is absorbed .When it is almost dry add 1/4 tsp garam masala and more curry leaves.
  • Continue frying ,stirring in between ( drizzle more oil if required) until it turns brown.

Note: You can also use a pressure cooker to reduce the cooking time.In that case when the mutton is cooked transfer it to a non stick pan for frying.

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    November 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    this looks so so good 🙂 and what gorgeous clicks

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    November 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    delicious pepper fry !!!

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    November 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

    OH i havent been here for a while, now this is really enticing! love black pepper in anything, I must give this a go!

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    November 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Very inviting and delicious !!

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    Priya Suresh
    November 18, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Slurp,mouthwatering here..I can have this irresistible mutton fry simply with a bowl of plain rice.

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    November 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    This looks delicious…Have just made Paneer kalimirch….I am sure mutton with lots of pepper will taste awesome….Will try your recipe soon…

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The post is written in very a good manner and it entails much useful information for me. I am happy to find your blog as even I love cooking India food network cooking channel

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    September 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

    You're awesome…Loved your recipes…Loved your food photography

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    September 25, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Thank you soooo much!!!

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    October 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Tried this last week. It was excellent! Loved the presentation of your recipes. Thanks!

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      November 18, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Thank You Anju.Glad that you liked it.

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    December 14, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I tried this recipe today…it was very delicious

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    May 6, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Tried it yday for a party for second time so far . Turned out great friends felt the same
    Great recipe:)

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