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Mutton curry

Mutton Curry

Delectable mutton chunks simmered slowly in rich Indian spices.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course curry, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, north indian, punjabi
Servings 4 people


  • 1 kgs Mutton Fresh goats meat
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee /oil /mustard oil
  • 4-5 small onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato pureed
  • 10-12 cloves garlic finely chopped/grated
  • 1 inch ginger slice finely chopped/grated
  • 2-3 halved green chillies

whole dry spices

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds whole
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) whole
  • 4-5 pods green cardamom whole
  • 1 stick cinnamon stick whole
  • 3-4 cloves whole
  • 1 bay leaf whole
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds whole
  • 4-5 black pepper pods whole

dry spices

  • salt as per taste
  • 1 /2 tsp red chilli powder adjust as per your taste
  • 1 tsp degi mirchi
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp mutton curry powder
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves) hand crushed
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

For Garnishing

  • 1 tsp ginger juliennes long slit ginger slices
  • few sprigs fresh green coriander chopped
  • 2-3 slit green chillies


  • In a pressure cooker pan, heat ghee/oil.
  • Add bay leaf, and rest of the whole spices- cumin seeds, fennel seeds, green cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cloves, coriander seeds and black pepper pods . Saute for 3-4 minutes.
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  • Add ginger and garlic.  Saute well, till the raw aroma of ginger garlic is gone and these start turning golden.
  • Add chopped onions, and saute well ,till onions start turning translucent and nice colour of  light gold.
  • Add degi mirchi and mix well. 
  • Now add the mutton. Mix well with the onions.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, and pressure cook mutton for a good 30 minutes on slow heat.
  • Once it is done, open the cooker and add pureed tomato .Saute it for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Add halved green chillies.
  • Now add Salt, red chilli powder and rest of the dry ingredients- turmeric powder, mutton curry powder and kasoori methi.
  • Add 2 cups of water (less or more as per the gravy consistency you want), and again pressure cook on low heat for another 30 minutes.
  • Once done, open the cooker and check if the mutton is properly cooked. Pull it apart with a fork, if it comes off easily like in the picture , it is done.
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  • Garnish it with ginger Julienne's, slit green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
    Serve it hot with Naan, roti , paranthas or rice.
    Mutton curry
Keyword mutton