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.


    “Spoons Of Flavor”

    27 Replies to “Mutton Curry | Mutton Gravy | Mutton Masala

    1. 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 🙁

    2. 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.

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