Chettinad Mutton Curry Recipe

Chettinad Mutton Curry Recipe
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Chettinad cuisine is widely known for its spice indulgence in any curry and Chettinad Mutton Curry is just another recipe from this cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Mutton Curry by following this easy recipe.
Chettinad Mutton Curry Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 9.1 / 10 (23 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 6
  • 1 kg Mutton
  • 100 g Shallots (Kunjulli)
  • 1 piece Ginger
  • 5-8 Garlic Pods
  • 2 pieces Cinnamon (Karugapatta)
  • 4 Cloves (Grambu)
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeerakam)
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds (Perinjeerakam)
  • Few Pepper Corns (Kurumulaku)
  • 2 tsp Chilly Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Onions (large, finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes (sliced)
How to make Chettinad Mutton Curry:
  • Wash the mutton well and cut into medium-sized pieces.
  • Put shallots, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns, chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in a jar and grind them to a coarse paste.
  • Use the above paste along with salt to marinate the mutton and keep it aside for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a cooker and add the marinated mutton.
  • Pressure cook the mutton up to 4 whistles.
  • Take a pan or kadai and heat oil in it.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped onions and sauté well until they turn golden brown.
  • Next, add in the chopped tomatoes and stir well until they turn tender.
  • Add the mutton and cook until the oil separates from the curry.