Kerala Style Mutton Curry is a spicy mutton curry made in traditional Kerala style with coconut, curry leaves etc.

Kerala Style Mutton Curry Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Kerala Style Mutton Curry is a spicy mutton curry made in traditional Kerala style with coconut, curry leaves etc.



To roast and grind

  • 5-6 Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3-4 Clove
  • 4-5 Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds

To Pressure Cook

  • 500 g Mutton
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Shallots Chopped
  • 1-2 Green Chilli Slit into half
  • 1 cup Water

For the curry

  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 15-20 Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic Smashed
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coconut Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste


For roasting the ingredients

  1. Roast the ingredients listed under roast and grind.

  2. Cool and grind to make smooth powder.

To pressure cook

  1. Add all the ingredients in a pressure cooker.

  2. Pressure cook until mutton is cooked.

  3. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

For Curry

  1. To make the curry, heat coconut oil in a pan.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add curry leaves and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add ginger and garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add coconut, ground masala and tomato and cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Now add Kashmiri red chilli powder, cooked mutton along with the liquid and salt to taste.

  6. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes on low heat.

  7. Serve hot with rice or parotta.

Recipe Notes

Use mutton that is fresh and pink in colour to make the curries.

Use the mutton from the hind leg and with less fat to make the curry.

If you are using frozen mutton, make sure to thaw it and bring it to room temperature before adding it in the curry.

Sear the mutton well before adding any kind of souring agent like yogurt, tamarind etc. It will help to keep the mutton pieces succulent and soft.

Nutrition Facts
Kerala Style Mutton Curry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 1308mg57%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 213.3mg259%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.