Indian mutton curry

mutton curry
Prepration time: 60 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Please select


  • 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

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.


How would you rate this recipe?

297 votes, 3.74 / 5.00 (74%)
  • S

    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

    • says:

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

  • R

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

    • says:

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

  • says:

    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.

    • says:

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

  • R

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

    • says:

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

  • says:

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

    • says:

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

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