Mutton Curry

Mutton curry is an Indian curry dish that is prepared from mutton and vegetables and originated in Bengal. Railway mutton curry is a variation of the dish that originated during the British Raj colonial-era.

Author Nalan


  • 1/2 kg Mutton (cut into medium size pieces)

To roast and grind

  • 3/4 cup Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Whole coriander
  • 4 Dry Red Chilly
  • 1 1/4 tsp Whole black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • A small piece Cinnamon
  • 3 Small onion (sliced)
  • 6 Curry leaves

For masala

  • 3 big Onion (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ginger and Garlic
  • 1 tsp Chilly Powder
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • Salt
  • Oil

To temper

  • 4 Small onion (sliced)
  • Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add coconut, whole coriander, dry red chilli, whole black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, pearl onion, fennel seeds, curry leaves. Fry till the coconut turns golden brown. Remove from fire and let it cool. Grind the same without adding water. Keep it aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions. When it turns golden brown, add ginger and garlic. Cook till the raw smell goes, around 2-4 mins. Add chilli powder and cook for 2-3 mins. Add sliced tomato, salt and cook till it turns soft. Add cleaned mutton pieces and mix well. Add 2 cups of hot water and pressure cook till the mutton is done. Refer notes to see on pressure cooking time.

  3. Add ¼ - ½ cup of hot water to the ground masala. Mix well. Add it to the cooked mutton and cook on low flame for 5-10 mins. Remove from fire.

  4. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced pearl/small onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Switch off the gas and add pepper powder and coriander leaves. Add this to the curry and mix well.

  5. Serve hot with rice/chapthi/pathiri etc


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