Thursday, 30 January 2014

Mutton curry

This is a very simple Andhra style mutton curry. It is cooked with onions, garam masala, tomatoes and yoghurt. A little paste of poppy seeds(khus khus) enhances its flavour.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


Mutton: 500 gms
Onions, chopped: 4 medium size
Green chilies, slit lengthwise: 2
Cinnamon: 3( 1 inch pieces)
Cloves: 5
Cardamom: 3
Tomatoes, chopped: 1 large
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Desiccated coconut powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder: 2 tsp( suit your spice level)
Poppy seeds paste: 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Yogurt: 3 tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsps
Coriander leaves, chopped: 1 tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add onions, green chilies and garam masala(cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms). Saute till onions turn golden brown. 
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till fragrant.
  3. Add mutton pieces, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, desiccated coconut powder, yogurt, poppy seeds paste and mix well.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and close the cooker lid. Cook till 6-7 whistles are given out. 
  5. When the pressure is gone open the cooker lid and check whether the mutton is soft and cooked. If it is hard add little more water and cook on low flame until all the water is absorbed.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot rice/chapatis.

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