Mangalore style mutton curry

In this curry , a special roasted red masala powder is used which makes it very tasty and delicious. Roasted coconut is ground and added to make this gravy. (if coconut is omitted, it becomes ‘Mutton sukka’.)This curry goes very well with rice, idli, pathiri , chappathi etc. The roasted red masala powder has a very good shelf life and it can be used to make a variety of curries like chicken, chana, mushroom etc.


Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 35 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Mutton – 1 kg
  2. Onion -3- 4 (chopped)
  3. Tomato – 2 big
  4. ginger-garlic paste  – 2 teaspoon
  5. Roasted red masala powder (click here to know how to make it) – 3 tablespoons (Or I have mentioned below spice requirement just enough for this recipe)
  6. coconut grated – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  7. salt
  8. coriander leaves – to garnish

Red Masala powder ingredients for 1 kg mutton :

  1. red chilly – 12-15
  2. coriander seeds – 2 tablespoon
  3. Pepper corns – 10
  4. fennel seeds – 1 tablespoon
  5. jeera – 1/2 tablespoon
  6. cinnamon – 2 piece
  7. cloves – 4-5
  8. cardomom – 1-2
  9. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  10. shah jeera – a pinch (optional)
  11. bay leaf – 1 (optional)
  12. aniseed(star) – 1 ( optional )

(Dry roast all these ingredients until nice aroma comes. cool it and then grind it into fine powder)


Step 1: Chop the onions and tomato. Clean the mutton pieces well and drain the water well.

Step 2 : In a pressure cooker , add oil . saute onions well until it turns brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste. Saute well. Now add tomatoes and saute until it is well cooked.Toss in the mutton pieces  and give it a good mix. Now add the Roasted red masala powder  and combine very well. Add a little water and salt as needed. Pressure cook it until 4 whistles or for 10 minutes (until mutton is well cooked). Switch off the flame. Let the pressure settle.

Step 3 : Mean while, Dry roast the grated coconut. Cool it. Blend it with water to make coconut milk.

Step 4 :  Open the pressure cooker, switch on the flame. Bring it to boil. Add coconut milk. Once boiled, remove from heat.

Step 5: Garnish with coriander leaves .

Note : If you wish to make mutton sukka , omit steps 3 and 4 .

Check our blog for other mutton delicacies –

Hyderabadi mutton biriyani

Mutton Dry Roast


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