December 10, 2012

Mutton Varuval Curry / Mutton Fry curry

    Hi Friends,

    This is a very popular and a traditional dish from Indian cuisine . I got this authentic recipe of course from my mom who is a great cook to me.My mom prepares this curry in a kadai (i.e,not using pressure cooker) that was so great.The mutton we get in my moms place is so soft and cooks soon.But without cooker I can’t make this as the mutton I am getting here in my place is so hard and will take hours when I cook in a kadai.I love to toss some hot rice in  the  masala leftover in the pan.That tastes awesome.  This hot dish goes well with steamed rice or rotis or with any type of Indian flatbreads or with pulao rice.We loved this so much and try it , definitely you too will love it…






    Mutton – 600 gms

    Onion – 1 small sized ,chopped

    Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

    Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

    Corriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

    Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp ( optional )

    Salt to taste

    Oil – 3 tbsp


    For Masala


    Coconut – 2 slices (see the pic)

    Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1 tsp

    Dry red chillies –  12-15 (use as per your spice level )

    Garlic – 2


    For Tempering


    Cinnamon sticks / Pattai – 3 small

    Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp

    Star anise / Annasi poo – 1


    Preparation of Masala


    Grab the ingredients for masala.



    Cut the coconut in to small pieces and add to the mixer and grind for few seconds.Now add the fennel seeds , red chillies and garlic with enough water and grind to a fine paste and set it aside.



    Preparation of Curry


    Grab all your needed ingredients .



    Heat oil in a pressure pan and add the tempering ingredients and fry for a min.



    Add the onions and curry leaves and fry till the onions turn transparent.



    Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.



    Add the grounded masala and fry for few mins .



    Add the dry powders (i.e, turmeric , corriander and chilli powders) and mix well.



    Add the cleaned mutton pieces and fry till colour change (will take  2-3 mins).




    Now pour in enough water and add required salt and mix well.



    Cover the pressure pan and cook till the meat gets tender.( I kept for 5 whistles and 15 mins in medium flame to cook the mutton ).



    Serve this curry with hot steamed rice or with rotis.

    Notes :

  • My red chillies are mild so I added a little chilli powder.Taste and adjust the spiciness accordingly.

  • The cooking time for the mutton depends on it.If it is soft it will cook soon.If it is hard will take some more time to cook.

  • You can also add 1/2 tsp pepper corns while grinding the masala.This will also give a nice flavour to the curry ( I didn’t add).

  • Decrease the oil if you find it more.

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Menaga Sathia said...

One of my fav recipe,looks tempting!!wish to have with parotta....

Unknown said...

really yummy sis.ate mutton in ages.but nowadays for chicken.this tempting me.

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, love your mutton curry, look so delicious. YUM YUM I can have extra rice, no problem, :)

Have a nice day.

divyagcp said...

Tempting mutton curry, full of flavor.. Perfect to have with Chappathis..

virunthu unna vaanga said...

my mom too make curry in kadai... think its DGL style of cooking!!!!

divya said...

Looks absolutely mouthwatering!!

Unknown said...

So lovely the thick gravy looks. As u say the rice mixed in the left over pan....ahhh it reminds me when we were small we used to fight for this rice. Gr8 dish.

Beena said...

Tempting curry

Unknown said...

wow superb curry and very well done, thanks for linking dear :) sure a feast

Anonymous said...

wow looks so tempting....

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Delicious Curry.

Sahasra Recipes said...

Tempting & mouthwatering.

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting curry,love the masala..awesome mutton dish

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,fingerlicking mutton varuval..Mouthwatering.

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot for linking this authentic recipe dear..looks spicy

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Hey this looks very tempting and is making me hungry!
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Julie said...

full of flavors,mouthwatering!!
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Swathi said...

Delicious curry looks really yumm.

Unknown said...

tempting me again.

Divya A said...

Wow my favorite :) Feel like digging in with some crispy dosas :)
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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Mutton curry looks irresistible one. Very inviting dear.

Priya Satheesh said...

Mouthwatering here....

Yashodhas Kitchen said...

Looks delicious Tamil!!!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

looks yummm n perfect..;)
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Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

I can imagine the delicious aroma of this mutton fry curry when you're cooking it! Mouth watering & delicious! :)

Asiya Omar said...

Delicious flavourful..

EncourageSpice said...

Looks delicious.Nice step - step pics.

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Sangeetha Priya said...

ush, so tempting curry dear, droolig here :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, can you please tell what are those red chillies you've used? Also, how much fresh grated coconut will be equal to the 2 pieces you've used? Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Anonymous ,

I have used small red chillies ( kundu milagai in Tamil ) , you can use any type of chillies like long varieties ,If you don't find red chillies in your place you can substitute the red chillies with chilli powder also....
You can take 1/4 cup or a fistful of grated coconutfor this recipe...
Hope this will help you... Thanks for your feedback...Keep visiting :)

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