Saturday 17 November 2012

Spicy Mutton Kothu Kari Masala / Spicy Kheema Masala

Spicy mutton kothu kari masala, is a very delicious and spicy hot curry or masala prepared with minced mutton. This spicy masala goes well with Rice, Indian bread varieties like Chapati, Poori and also with Dosa. You can serve it as sides or even mix with rice and consume, it tastes so good. Try this and am sure you will definitely love this.  The masala that I have used here imparts a nice flavor and aroma that makes the dish so appetizing and yum. The addition of coriander leaves to the masala brings in this difference in flavor and makes it distinct from the usual curry. Lets get to know what's needed and how to make this super delicious masala.

Earlier I had posted a Mutton Kothu Kari Masala using cabbage. Check it out by clicking here!!

Also check out my Minced mutton curry / Kothukari kulambu here!!

Find the other minced meat recipes here!!


Serves 2 to 3 as sides
Total Preparation Time - 30 minutes
  1. Minced mutton / Mutton Kheema / Mutton Kothu Kari -  250 grams 
  2. Tomato - 1 small tomato 
  3. Chopped coriander leaves - 2 spoons 
  4. Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece 
  5. Peppercorns - 1/4 spoon 
  6. Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
  7. Fennel seeds - 3/4 spoon 
  8. Ginger - 1 inch long piece (small piece is enough) 
  9. Garlic pods - 2 
  10. Red chilli powder - 2 spoons (reduce if you don't want it too spicy)
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon 
  12. Lemon juice - 1 spoon
  13. Salt - As per taste
  14. Oil - 8 spoons 


  • Wash minced mutton (Kothu kari) well in water. (Use a strainer to wash, it will make washing easier)
  • Add all the following ingredients to a blender grind them into a coarse mixture and set aside (It should not be very coarse). 
(For Coarse Masala)
Coriander leaves - 2 spoons 
Peppercorns - 1/4 spoon 
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
Fennel seeds - 3/4 spoon 
Ginger - 1 inch long piece (Peeled)
Garlic pods - 2 (Peeled)
  • Now place a pan on flame and add oil into it. After it heats up add the coarse masala and saute well on low flame, for 2 minutes or until the raw smell leaves and you get a nice aroma. 
  • Then add the chopped tomato pieces, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, and saute well until the mixture turns into a pulpy masala as shown in the pic. This will take 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • Now add the washed minced mutton and stir well so that masala gets mixed well with the minced meat. 
  • Then pour some 100 ml of water (1/4 glass of water) and stir well. 
  • Cook on low flame for another 15 minutes or until the meat gets cooked well and the water content reduces. 
  • Now remove from flame, pour lemon juice mix well and Serve!!

TIP 1: Reduce the amount of red chilli powder according to your taste. The measurement I have given makes it spicy so reduce if you wish.

TIP 2: Before grinding the masala you can also dry roast the cumin seeds, fennel seeds and peppercorns for a few seconds on low flame. This will help enhance the flavor and aroma. 

TIP 3: You can also use minced chicken but mutton tastes (goat) much better. 

TIP 4: While washing the minced mutton use a strainer to wash it. Place the minced mutton on a strainer and wash in running water, this makes work easier. 

TIP 5: If in case you don't have minced meat you can take few boneless mutton pieces and beat it well using a heavy ladle or pestle (from the pestle and mortar set) for 5 minutes and then put it in a blender and grind for about 2 minutes. This will give you tender minced meat just like the ones you get in the market. 

Super delicious, aromatic and spicy Mutton Kothukari Masala / Spicy Kheema Masala is now ready!! 
Serve as sides for dal or rasam rice, or any bread varieties or mix directly with rice and consume!!

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  1. OMG mouth watering dish dear....I really love this dish....keema is my favorite....

  2. yummy yummy..happy weekend darling

  3. super ah erruku :) want to have it now....

  4. Love this masala with some phulkas,simply inviting.

  5. Great clicks and wonderful recipe !!

  6. Wonderful recipe,love the keema recipe very much....

  7. Love the dish and its spicy so good for me.

  8. Love love love this blog!! i'm always looking for great indian dishes!! Please come share at Foodtastic Friday!

  9. Lipsmacking....Looks too tempting

  10. looks so easy to make Divya! Thanks for sharing this. nice clicks and good recipe too

  11. Wow! this is really superb.

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  12. Your Mutton curry looks awesome.

  13. A warming and tasty winter dish. I love it.

  14. mouth is watering...tooo delicious

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  15. Mouth watering the click

  16. kheema looks delicious.... and your clicks man....fab

  17. my fav kothu kari masala.. i like to have it with poori :)

  18. Tasty Tasty!!!!! Wish I could pluck it out of the screen.

  19. Very tasty and flavorful dish...loved it.

  20. SPicy and yummy motton kothu curry masala.

  21. simple recipe, came out well !

  22. Ultimate recipe....
    But did a mistake on adding home made chilli powder...spicy ughhhh... cooking recipe


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