Saturday, 22 September 2018


Mutton Curry | Mutton Gravy | Mutton Masala

Mutton Curry

Mutton curry/mutton gravy/mutton masala is one of the most delicious and popular nonvegetarian dish relished by mutton lovers in India. Wherein mutton or goat meat is cooked in a flavorful thick gravy. Being born and brought up in Odisha, no special occasion is complete without this curry on the platter. For them, mutton curry to a nonveg platter is a delight. Mutton is a slightly tough meat. Slow cooking over a low flame is the key to get a succulent, tender, juicy mutton curry. It is believed that a perfect mutton curry needs time, love and patience while cooking. The making of the masala/gravy is the crucial step. The masala has to be cooked well, before adding the mutton pieces. Serve this curry as a side dish with some piping hot rice, roti, naan or paratha and do let me know your thoughts and experiences.  

For marination

  • 500 grams mutton with bone
  • 2 tablespoons curd

For garam masala 

  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (approx 3 inches long)
  • 1 mace/javitri petal
  • 1/6 teaspoon grated nutmeg/jaiphal

 For preparing the masala

  • 4 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/6 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 finely chopped onions, medium size
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 1.5-inch ginger
  • 1 finely chopped tomato, medium size
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly homemade garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili, sliced
  • 1 cup warm water

Other ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly made garam masala


Mutton Curry


  • Combine mutton and curd together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and leave it for 45 minutes.

Making the Garam masala powder

  • In the meanwhile heat a pan. And dry roast all the ingredients written under garam masala for a minute over medium flame or until you get a nice aroma. 
  • Once done Transfer them to a mortar and pestle. Grind them to make a powder and set aside.

Making of the curry

  • Heat a pan. Once oil heats up add sugar. It will give a nice color to the curry. 
  • When the sugar starts caramelizing add bay leaf and finely chopped onion. 
  • Saute over medium flame 10-12 minutes or until onions turn almost red. This step is crucial.
  • Now add turmeric powder and red chili powder. Mix well.
  • Immediately add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes or till the raw smell goes. Sprinkle some water if needed.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and green chili, followed by salt. Saute until tomatoes turn mushy and oil separates.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, kasuri methi and garam masala powder. Saute for 1 minute more.
  • Now add marinated mutton pieces. Cook over a high flame for 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously.


  1. Looks so delicious and flaourful! love to have this with naan...yummm!

  2. Mutton curry looks super delicious.. perfectly bhuna hua colour looks so inviting.

  3. look so so delicious !!! One of my fav dish and particularly I love to mop up the plate full of this dish prepared by Maa ;)

  4. Looks so delicious, I think it tastes good with jeera rice too.

    1. Yeah Jayashree it goes perfect with jeera rice or any flavoured rice. Thank you☺

  5. Reminds me of a special Sunday when the kitchen is filled with aroma of spices..Looks super tempting and delicious!!

  6. Glad you liked this. Thank you so much😊

  7. Perfect gravy. It looks so good. With those spices, the house must have filled with that gravy aroma. After seeing your post, I really miss my mom food now. This month we (some part of Tamilians) don't eat non veg. I am really missing :(

    1. Indeed, it was. Love to know about you and Tamilians tradition Malini. Thank you so much😊

  8. Oh my god this is such a killer gravy just want the whole bowl and some Tandoori rotis to dig in, this is sheer soulfood for sure, loved the recipe.

  9. Mutton curry looks absolutely delicious. Homemade garam masala powder would have elevated the taste pretty well.

    1. True, homemade garam masala powder works just like a magic in elevating the aroma and taste both. Thanks so much😊

  10. I can have whole bowl of the mutton curry. It looks so so delicious.

    1. I would love to share with you Pavani😊 Thank you so much !!

  11. Pass the curry I will get the pav!! Looks yum.

  12. The curry looks so delicious and super tempting ! Drooling over that bowl..would love pairing it with hot phulkas.

  13. yummy treat for mutton lovers. such a perfect droolicious click, will go well with some naan or some rice or even breads

  14. It will be very difficult for a non veg lover to control himself from drooling after looking at the pic of this mutton curry

  15. With all of these whole spices and aromatic masala given this curry a special taste and flavours, beautiful colour too.

  16. Perfect side dish for the cold weather. Lots of flavour and texture going on and its presented well. :) That must have been one hearty meal.

  17. 2 spoons of flavour
    Wow, looks like a perfect recipe for non-veg lovers. I will definitely share this recipe with my my friends and cousins. Though I'm a vegetarian but I have to say that this mutton curry absolutely looks tempting and irresistible.

    1. I am Glad you liked this recipe. Thank you so much😊