How to Make Mutton Curry- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Mutton Curry

A juicy and spicy mutton curry for lunch on a Sunday is probably every meat lover’s fantasy. Check out this easy to make mutton curry recipe that requires only basic ingredients for a delicious and flavoursome meal. This hearty dish is especially for those who prefer a little spicy fare in their grubbery.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10-15 Minutes 40-45 Minutes



  • 1 kg mutton
  • 4 tbsps oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsps garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Finely slice onions and keep ready. Heat oil in a kadhai preferrably with a thick bottom.

Step 2

When the oil is hot, add the onions. Sauté till the onions begin to turn a golden brown in color.

Step 3

Remove the onion and grind into a smooth paste and place in another container.

Step 4

Now grind the tomatoes, jeera, garlic and ginger pastes together into a smooth paste. Remove into a separate container and keep aside for later use.

Step 5

Heat the oil left over from frying the onions and add the onion paste to it again. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Now add the tomato paste and all the powdered spices, including the garam masala and mix well.

Step 7

Sauté the resulting masala (onion-tomato-spice mixture) unitl the oil begins to separate from it.

Step 8

Now add to it the mutton pieces and salt. Mix and the pieces and masala well for a 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 9

Add a cup water to the pan and mix well again. Slow cook on a low flame till the mutton is tender. Check time and again if the water in the pan is enough. Take care not to burn the meat.

Step 10

Alternatively, you can cook the curry in a pressure cooker. Fry all the ingredients in the cooker and add the mutton pieces into the cooker. Pour about 1.5 cups of water and cook upto 6 whistles on a medium flame. Cooking in a pressure cooker takes half the time and the meat stays tender too.

Step 11

Serve with chapati or rice.

Nutritional Information

Calories 291 K cal
Proteins 72.7 g
Fat 37.9 g
Carbohydrates 13.3 g
Cholesterol 230 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Potassium 1238 mg
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