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Varutharacha Mutton curry


  1. Mutton-500 gms
  2. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf- 1 no
  4. Cardamom pods- 2 nos
  5. Cloves- 2 nos
  6. Cinnamon-2″ piece
  7. Ginger ( chopped finely)- 1″ piece
  8. Garlic (chopped finely)-  5 to 6 cloves
  9. Onion ( sliced )- 2 medium 
  10. Shallots ( sliced)- 1 cup
  11. Green Chilies (cut vertically)- 2 to 3  ( see note)
  12. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  13. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  14. Red chili powder-1/2 to 1 tsp( see note)
  15. Garam Masala powder-1/2 tsp
  16. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  17. Tomato ( sliced)- 1 small
  18. Oil
  19. Water
  20. Salt to taste

Todry  roast and grind

  1. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  2. Black pepper corns-1 tsp 

For tempering

  1. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Coconut ( sliced)-3 tbsp
  3. Curryleaves- 1 sprig


  • Place the mutton pieces in a pressure cooker along with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt to taste and 1/4 cup water.Cook until mutton is just done.Separate the mutton pieces from the stock and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile  add grated coconut in a pan and dry roast it until it turns brown.( Be sure not to burn it).Switch off the stove and add black peppercorns .Grind this to a smooth paste without adding water.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil  in a pan add bay leaves,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.Saute for a few seconds.Now add ginger,garlic, onion,shallots , green chilies and salt to taste.Saute for about 10 to 15 minutes on a medium flame, until it turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the flame to low  and add coriander powder,red chili powder,garam masala and fennel powder along with 2 tbsp water.Saute for about 5 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Now add the cooked mutton pieces and mix well until combined.Add the coconut paste ,tomato and sufficient quantity of stock.Adjust the salt level at this point.Cover and cook over a medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or until gravy is thick enough.
  • Now for tempering,heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add shallots ,coconut slices and curry leaves .Saute until it turns golden brown.Pour this over the curry.

I used 5 green chilies and did not use red chili powder.You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.

Sending this to EP series @ SpiceNFlavors

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    December 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

    stunning side 🙂 love your clicks

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    Ganga Sreekanth
    December 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Great click. . .Kandittu kothiyavunnu

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    December 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Looks so delicious…Nice pictures….

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    What's Baking??
    December 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

    So yummy.

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    Vimitha Durai
    December 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Super clicks… Thats a lip smacking curry

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    Priya Suresh
    December 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Omg, who can resist to this mouthwatering curry,yummy.

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    virunthu unna vaanga
    December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    nice one…

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    December 6, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I love read meat and mutton is one of my fav. Out here, I rarely find good muttons. Lambs are more popular and not something I enjoy that much. I have to go back that shop and get some mutton soon. This looks utterly delicious!

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    December 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

    This dish looks so good, I love to have mutton and this looks too good:) Do send this for my December event and win prizes and awards. Happy to join and follow:) your blog

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    December 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Kothipikunna mutton curry…Love the presentation and clicks…Beautiful..

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    Prathima Rao
    December 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Love the masala used…Superb clicks!!!! Perfect dish for the winter as its spiced up with pepper!! 🙂
    Prathima Rao
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    December 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    suer tempting dish..
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    Stacy Rushton
    December 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    This looks delicious and your photographs are gorgeous! I am new to Dubai and wondering where to buy mutton. Any suggestions gratefully accepted!

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      December 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Thank You Stacy!!
      I normally buy mutton from Lulu ..n i prefer Indian mutton for it is more tender!Happy cookin!!

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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    December 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    looks mouthwatery n yummm
    Tasty Appetite

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    December 19, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Drool worthy!

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    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    December 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    OMG…stunning recipe…I feel like just running home and start preparing this dish…Pics are awesome too!


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    January 2, 2013 at 6:35 am

    thanks for sharing.

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    tika hapsari nilmada
    January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Vidya…
    Thanks for your submission to DMBLGiT January 2013. Your photo has been uploaded to gallery. Wishing you good luck !

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    divyam joshi
    June 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Yummy !! My mouth is watering.. i have tried this & i liked the most. Thanks for sharing, & even i found amazing link of 'Indian Cooking Recipe', 'Indian Recipes cooking show' You will also like it.

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    July 2, 2014 at 11:54 am

    too good ,yummy, tempting clicks………………

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    Simply Georges
    September 13, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Hi.. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Its very helpful for me, a bachelor who loves to cook his own food. I regularly follow your recipes to try out different dishes.

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