Tuesday 10 July 2012

Mutton Masala | Amma's Mutton Masala | Easy Mutton Curry | Mutton Masala (Without Ginger and Garlic)

Here's one of my favorite mutton masala recipe. This one goes well with chapati, roti, sambar rice, pulao and biryanis too. This is one of my mom's best recipe and she serves it with either sambar or chicken biryani. It is super easy to cook so try it out someday. If you like beef or chicken you can use them instead of mutton, only the cooking time will vary. 


Serves 3 people
Total Preparation Time - 30 minutes
  1. Mutton - 250 grams (Preferably boneless)
  2. Pearl Onions / Shallots - 6 to 8
  3. Green chillies - 1 
  4. Tomato - 1 (optional)
  5. Curry leaves - Few
  6. Cumin seeds - 3/4 teaspoon 
  7. Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons (3 if you want it hot)
  8. Pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon 
  9. Turmeric powder - A pinch 
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon 
  11. Salt - As per taste
  12. Oil - 3 spoons 


  • Wash mutton pieces and chop into medium sized pieces.
  • To a pressure cooker add the chopped mutton pieces, salt and turmeric powder, then add water until the pieces gets immersed. Close the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes on low flame and set aside. (Do not discard the stock water/soup you'll need it in later steps)
  • Meanwhile chop onions, slit green chillies into halves, and set aside.
  • Place a pan on flame and pour oil, after it heats up add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Then add cumin seeds, curry leaves, split green chillies and saute until the seeds splutter. 
  • Now add chopped onions, salt and saute well on low flame until the onions turns translucent. Add cubed tomatoes if using and saute for a few minutes. 
  • Then add the cooked mutton pieces and stir. 
  • Add red chilli powder, and saute well until the raw smell leaves.
  • Check for salt and add if necessary.
  • Then add pepper powder and stir well.
  • Now add the stock water you've got from cooking mutton and stir well. Let it boil until the water content reduces and curry becomes thick
  • Remove from flame and serve.

TIP: If you are going to use beef, then pressure cook the meat for 30 to 40 minutes and then use it.


  1. This looks delicious..the colour is awesome.
    Hubby dear doesn't like tomatoes..I'm sure he'll love this preparation..will make it soon.

  2. Nice mutton recipe,the gravy looks awesome.

  3. Excellent dish, without ginger garlic and tomatoes, the curry looks awesome....

  4. Looks great divya. I am sure it would have tasted yumm!

  5. Welcome back, thangai! Although I am so sorry you had to deal with yet another ordeal :(
    The dish looks absolutely amazing, as if you've put all your soul into it :)

    You're right, blogging helps a lot, I also focus on it and my job so I don't break down over missing Ellie.

    Keep giving us wonderful recipes and tips, my dear sis.

    Kisses and hugs

  6. Delicious dish without all the necessary supposed ingredients.

  7. wow..curry looks so delicious n inviting...wonderful preparation!!
    Spicy Treats
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  8. I think I can smell that scrumptiousness in this side of the world ! lol That dish looks so deliciously inviting ! With all those spices in that dish I just can imagine the taste ! Yum :D

  9. Mouth watering , irresistible mutton curry

  10. Divya the mutton looks very tempting.

  11. Looks yummy ... Nice recipe Divya :-)

  12. superb...http://shajisrecipesmine.blogspot.com/

  13. mutton masala looks delicious and tempting.

  14. Hi Divya !!!!

    The recipe looks delicious minus the heavy labour of accumulating ginger, garlic and tomatoes. Will try out sometime. I do hv a query though. In case i don't get shallots, will the normal onions do?

    Warm regards


    1. Yeah sure you can use big onions too..but using shallots will make the recipe taste more yum :) And thanks for visiting my space :)

  15. Thank you friends for your lovely comments :)

  16. Hi, i have zero experience in cooking, and I want to surprise my wife.. Now the problem is that I m planning to cook 1Kg of mutton, so should all the other ingredients quantity be multiplied by 4?? also how much regular onions be taken for 1 kg of mutton..
    please reply urgently.. I will be very grateful..

    1. Hello Srivastava,

      Its a very lovely thing to know that you are planning for a surprise :) regarding the curry yes, just multiply by 4 and follow the recipe am sure you will get it right. And you can add 4 to 5 big onions..Hope this clears your doubts!! All the best!!

    2. Hi,
      Am going to try it tomorrow itself... Thanks for replying in such short notice..

    3. Thanks Srivastava, do try and let me know your feedback !!

  17. So wanna try the recipe, but can I use the same with chicken. As am a big no yo Mutton

    1. Yes you can just reduce the cooking time 🙂


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