Indian mutton curry

mutton curry
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Mutton pieces : 1 Kg
Cooking oil : 2 tbl spoon
Onion (sliced into thin pieces) : 2 medium sized
Coriander powder : 2 tbl spoon
Chilly powder : 11/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 6cloves
Cinnamon / Karuvapatta :1 inch piece
Clove / Gramboo : 3 nos
KasKas / white poppy seeds : 1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam : 1/2tsp
Grinded coconut : 2 cps
Gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli : 2 nos
Coriander leaves / Malliyila : 1 twig
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My grand mother prepares mutton curry in a different method using gambooge / Kudampuli / Vadakkan puli. During my childhood days on every visit there, I wondered how she prepares it differently. Recently only I learned that, its the gambooge tha’ts giving the different taste to her preparation. Try this spicy mutton curry recipe yourself and let me know your comments. You can serve it with Appam, Idiyappam, Pathiri etc..

Preparation of mutton curry

  1. Cook mutton with salt.
  2. Blend together Corriander powder, Chilly powder, Turmeric powder, Ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, white poppy seeds,  cumin seeds and the coconut.
  3. In a pan, pour some oil and add the onions. Saute it till onions become brownish.
  4. Add the mix (#2) in to the pan and saute it for another 10 minutes in low flame.
  5. Add the mutton pieces and pour some water. Cook it for some time.
  6. Add the gambooge.
  7. Move the curry into a dish and decorate with the Coriander leaves over it.

This entry was written on February 1st, 2018 by in Non Vegetarian and tagged with , , , , , , , . Last revised on February 15th, 2018.

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  • August 4, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I can’t find out what’s gambooge, please let me know in hindi. Thankyou

    • December 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

      @Ashwiin: Gambooge (garcinia cambogia) is called as Kokum in Hindi.

  • April 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    my gran does it differently but it’s still so good

    • April 6, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      @Rivaann: thanks for the comments. Glad to know it came out well for you. Please share how your granny prepares it.

  • January 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    hi! iam an anaesthesiologist.just hung up my steth foodie.used to try some cooking whenever my wife is away.tried your mutton currybut used lot of tomato puree instead of gambogi.great.thanks.

    • January 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Sir,
      Glad to connect with you.
      Thanks for trying the recipe. I believe your family loved the dish with the changes.

  • December 17, 2013 at 3:35 am

    kodumpuli for mutton curry? this is instead of tomato? Is it really good?

    • December 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      @Raj: First time myself also got confused :). But its a really tasty preparation.

  • August 11, 2013 at 1:51 am

    very nice recipe , tks

  • June 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Hello! Again kitchen doctor – must say a very modest and down to earth lamb curry, complimented very well with steaming hot rice, pickle and papad. Thanks again

    • June 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      @Shridhar : That combination is really great. We usually follows the same at home.


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