mutton curry

Mutton Curry

The surprising part of this mutton recipe is that not a drop of water is used during the cooking process. The magic taste in the dish flares up from slow cooking and the perfect blend of the spices.

Time: 40 minutes


  • 300 g mutton, cleaned, chopped and fat removed
  • 4 -5 tablespoons oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 -5 green chilies, whole
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 inches cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 garlic, mashed
  • 1⁄2 inch ginger, mashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 large potato, deskinned & cubed
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (optional)


  • In a pressure cooker heat the oil on a medium flame.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds and heat till mustard seeds start splattering.
  • Add the onions and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder and sauté for another minute.
  • Add mashed ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté for about 1 minute.
  • Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato smell disappears and mash the tomato with your stirring spoon.
  • Now add the potatoes and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala and sauté for about 1 minute.
  • Add the potatoes and stir well for about 1 minute coating the potatoes with the mixture.
  • Add the cleaned mutton pieces and stir till mutton turns slightly pale on the outside – approximately 3 minutes.
  • Now add the yoghurt, lime juice and salt and stir well mixing all the ingredients in the cooker. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add the water and coriander leaves and stir well.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and let it cook for about 3 whistles and then off the gas.
  • Let the pressure escape from the cooker and then open it.
  • Check if the mutton is cooked thoroughly. If not switch on the gas and let it cook on medium flame till the mutton is cooked.
  • You may add additional water if you want more gravy or if you need more water for the mutton to cook.
  • Check for the salt content and add salt if required.
  • You may chose to add one boiled add cut into two halves at the end to the curry for those who love boiled egg.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.