Mutton Curry

-This recipe was first published in November 2021 and edited in Sept 2022.-

Sometimes, we crave stuff …like mutton curry! Oh how I’ve had mutton on my mind many times this year. This is my go to recipe. I hope it works for you too!

I have a stove top pressure cooker. In this recipe, I use it to pre-cook and tenderize the mutton. I only pressure cook it for 20 minutes. It cuts down overall cooking time of the curry. I’m used to this process. We start by pressure cooking 1kg boneless mutton cubes with a cup water for 20 mins. Remove mutton and liquid and set aside.

No need to wash your pressure cooker – there will be some good bits which we can scrap up as we continue the cooking process. I add in some oil into my pressure cooker and throw in the  cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and sliced onions. Let onions soften and brown slightly till next step.

Next I add in some ginger and garlic paste and fry that off for a bit. Remember these are raw ingredients which you want to cook off for a bit but be careful not to burn.

In goes the curry/chilli powder + garam masala paste (add some oil here if you think not enough) as we cook down this paste till the oil separates. In goes the pressure cooked mutton (with the liquid) and mixed evenly.

After everything is tossed well I add in the tomatoes and water.

At this point we are halfway thru and our mutton dreams are going to be coming true. I let it cook for 20mins on a small boil. Then, mix and add in potatoes. Continue cooking for 15-20 mins.

Add coconut milk and salt. Taste and DONE.  This is the recipe that works for us and I can’t wait to make it again for us. 

It pairs PERFECTLY with rice or roti. We love it with both and sometimes eat it with both…at the same meal!!

Mutton Curry

An incredibly delicious mutton curry best eaten with rice or roti! I make this by pressure cooking the mutton first.


To Pressure Cook Mutton ( I use a Stove Top Pressure Cooker)

  • 1 kg mutton cubes
  • 1 cup water Place mutton cubes in pressure cooker. Pour in water. Pressure cook on high for 20 mins. Release pressure. Set aside both mutton and liquid.

Tempering Ingredients:

  • 1 large sliced onion
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 stalks cury leaves
  • 6 tbsp oil

Curry Paste:

  • 5 tbsp meat curry powder
  • 1-2 tbsp chilli powder Add according to how spicy you like it. I usually keep the curry mild for the kids.
  • 1 tsp garam masala Mix powders and some water to form a paste.


  • 2 tbsp ginger & garlic paste OR pound 5 cloves garlic with small piece ginger
  • 2 tomatoes cubed
  • 1 russet potato cut into wedges
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1tsp salt Add according to your taste


  • After pressure cooking mutton, remove and set aside. IN the same pressure cooker (you don't need to wash it) add some oil and the tempering ingredients. Allow onions to soften and brown about 5 mins.
  • Add in the ginger & garlic paste. Allow to cook for couple of minutes.
  • Add in curry paste and cook till oil separates. Add in a little oil to help the process if there is not enough oil.
  • Add in pressure cooked mutton and liquid and nicely toss everything. Add in tomates and 1 cup water.
  • On a small boil, allow to cook for 20 mins. Mix and add in potatoes. Continue cooking for 15 -20 mins. Add salt and coconut milk. Taste to see if you wish to add more salt and if potatoes are tender. Be sure meat is tender and to your liking if not continue cooking till it is. Done.


Top Tips:
  • Be sure the mutton pieces are not too big.
  • You can skip pressure cooking the mutton initially however this means you will need to cook it longer on the stovetop. 
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2 years ago


I’m so craving right now!