Spicy Dry Mutton with Coconut

Seenia.George's picture

Aug. 08, 2013

There are numerous varieties of dry mutton dishes that can be had, and they are all lip smacking indeed. This one, here, is more of a Kerala Style preparation with coconut, and goes well with Rotis (or chapatis), than it does with Plain rice.


For the onion ginger
Onion 4 Large , chopped
Ginger 2 Inch , chopped
Garlic cloves 6 Large
For cooking the mutton
Mutton 1/2 Kilogram , cut into pieces
Green chilies 8 Small , slit lengthwise (Adjust as per your preference for spice)
Tomatoes 3 Medium , chopped
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For frying the mutton
Coconut oil 3 Tablespoon
Coconut 1/2 Medium , chopped into small pieces
Curry leaves 10 Medium
Dry red chilies 6 Medium , chopped (Adjust as per your preference for spice)
For the garnish
Green chilies 2 Medium , slit lengthwise (Optional)



1. Into a blender, add the onions, ginger and garlic and grind coarsely. (Make sure not to grind into a fine paste)Set the mixture aside.


2. Into a pressure cooker, add the mutton pieces, onion, ginger and garlic mixture, green chilies, tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Mix everything together. Cover and cook until you hear 3 - 4 whistles of pressure release. Once done, turn off the heat.

3. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with coconut oil.

4. Add the coconut pieces, curry leaves and dry red chilies. Stir fry over medium heat until the coconut pieces change color.

5. Once the coconut pieces turn golden brown, add the cooked mutton along with the gravy. Stir for for about 5 - 7 minutes, until the mutton pieces turn brown in color and the gravy has dried out.

6. Garnish with slit green chilies, if desired.


7. Serve hot with chapati, Appam or with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 674Calories from Fat 373

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.2%

Saturated Fat 30 g150%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 201 mg8.38%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet