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Chettinad Mutton Curry

Posted by Annita on February 28, 2007

Here’s the recipe of a spicy mutton curry which is also adapted from goes well with naan/roti or rice.

Chettinad Mutton Curry


Mutton cut into small pieces – 1 kg
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Onion chopped finely – 2(large)
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Tomato sliced – 2
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed

For Grinding:-
Shallots(Kunjulli) – 7-8
Ginger – 1 inch size piece
Garlic pods – 7-8
Cinnamon(Karuvapatta) – 2 pieces
Cloves (Grambu) – 4 nos
Fennel seeds(Perumjeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns(Kurumulagu) – 3-4
Chilly Powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Grind all the above ingredients into a coarse paste and keep it aside.


Marinate the mutton pieces in the ground paste and salt for 30 mins.Heat little oil in a pressure cooker,add the marinated mutton pieces and cook until the mutton becomes tender(upto 4-5 whistles).
Heat oil in a different pan and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Add in curry leaves and onions and saute until onion turns golden brown.Add tomatoes and saute until they become soft.Finally add the cooked mutton pieces and fry it till the oil seperates.

Recipe Source : Partheeban)

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41 Responses to “Chettinad Mutton Curry”

  1. sumitha said

    It looks so creamy and delicious,it would be a wonderful combination with rotis,Annita you know what I have just made Lamb curry today,I shall post the recipe later.

  2. jisha said


    looks yummy.i will try this when i get mutton ..this is easy too.i thought chettinadu style is difficult and time consuming.thanks for this

  3. dhanya said

    Annita…You know i was waiting for your mutton curry as it was peeping long before from ur pic gallery…The consistency is apt to go with chapathis also i guess, eventhough i liked the combo with neichoru….

  4. Anna said

    Hi Annita,
    I am a regular visitor here, though I have never left a comment before. I am a vegetarian and my husband a pure non-veg. So whenever I make a non-veg dish for him, he says I am not preparing it with the intention of eating it, that is why they never turn out right:)..I tried your mutton curry and ghee rice yesterday, and was very happy to see him licking his fingers….

    I ‘m so happy to see your comment,Anna..thanks for letting me know about it…

  5. alim said

    thankyou, a delicious recipe, great flavours and colour. I bought most of the spices and indian food ingredients from but had to make do with dried curry leafs, still tasted great though. thanx again


  6. Anu said

    Tried this recipe – it was OK – not so ‘out-of-the-world’ good. I was looking for the recipe for Karaikudi goat curry that I ate at a restuarant which was really really good. But this one didn’t come close to it. It was ok.

  7. sheeba praveen said

    tried this recipe, u know what-my husband and Dad just loved it, i had forgotten to marinate with salt, added salt as i added it to the tomato and onion, but still it tasted great. thanks

    Thank you very much for letting me know abt it,Sheeba

  8. Wowww Annita…i love mutton and your curry looks so yummy…just noted it down and im gonna try it tomorrow…can’t wait

  9. Deepthi said

    This is a really good recipe. I tried it and my family liked it very much. I tweaked it a little bit and made chicken curry and that also was a hit. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  10. viji said

    hi annita,

    Thanks a lot for this recipe.. my husband just loved it.
    i normally use coconut for curries.. i always thought there won’t be gravy without coconut..after cooking the meat only i saw ur recipe.. then added grinded masala to that and followed ur steps.. it was simply great.. thanks again.(i will prepare ur recipe properly next time for sure..)

  11. Cathy said

    I made this curry along with neychoru for my hubby’s birthday and everybody loved it ..
    I am gonna make it again today :)


  12. aneesh philip said

    haiiiii !!!! anitha i love it… super taste thanks if u can plz post me butter chicken recipe

  13. shashi said

    its a very easy recipe,i have tried making it

  14. thahira said

    tgank u very……………. much ur recipe was so yummy that my son had todays lunch without making any trouble pls keep giving ur tasty recipes once again thanks a lot

  15. Shobha said

    Thank you 4 the recipe. It’s easy to make and V.tasty. Chettinadu karikal is always my favourite. My husband & girls also loved it.

  16. Rohantha said

    roast some scraped or dessicated coconut and make it paste before adding it to the mutton curry. provides a very delicious flavour

  17. Sanjay said


    Just finished cooking this dish, turned our really well.
    Thank you for the recipe.

  18. Lekha Pratap said

    Hi Anita

    I tried your chicked biriyani and chickem khorma and both turned out excellent. Thanks a lot.
    Just a query, on this dish while pressure cooking the mutton with masalas do we need to add water? Pls let me know


  19. Raji said

    Hi ,
    I tried your receipe. it was not good at all.

  20. afreen said

    plz suggest me how to make chicken curry.say me the tips.

  21. Ajay said

    Tried this out and it worked..Thanks for putting this together…

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  30. azra said

    really.very nice………i done it………………..awesome taste………………………………….

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