South Indian Mutton gravy / Lamb gravy

Goat meat is referred to as Mutton. This mutton gravy is a traditional south Indian style gravy. It is simple to prepare and goes well with plain rice and all Indian breads. 

  • Mutton (Lamb)-  500g / 1 lb
  • Onions - 1 (sliced)
  • Tomato - 1 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves - 3 or 4 leaves
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds ( for seasoning)
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Cloves -3
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
To Grind:
  • Pearl onions / Shallots - 12
  • Curry leaves - 6 or 7 leaves
  • Red chillies - 4
  • Pepper corn- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Heat oil in a pan, roast red chillies, pepper corn, pearl onions, curry leaves. Saute till onions are translucent. Add coriander powder and saute for a minute. Cool the above roasted ingredients and grind them with grated coconut.

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon , cloves, mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds crackle add curry leaves and saute.
  2. Now add onions and fry till the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the mutton (lamb) followed by turmeric powder and salt and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are soft.
  5. Now add in the grounded paste and stir well.
  6. Add water according to the thickness of the gravy needed and pressure cook the mutton until the meat is tender.
  7. Now tasty mutton gravy is ready. Serve hot with rice.