How to make Malabar Stew -

A piece of soft fluffy appam dunked into this creamy flavourful mutton stew is what food nirvana is made off. Loaded with veggies and chunks of tender mutton this coconut based stew is a Kerala classic and for all the right reasons.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless mutton (हड्डी रहित मटन), Potato (आलू)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Mutton

For more recipes related to Malabar Stew checkout Mutton Curry, Haleem, Kadai Gosht Hussainee, Mutton Khichda . You can also find more Main Course Mutton recipes like Shab Deg Narial Ka Gosht Awadhi Pasanda Mutton Pepper Roast Kerala Style

Malabar Stew

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Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malabar Stew Recipe

  • Boneless mutton cut into 1 inch pieces 500 grams

  • Potato peeled 1 medium

  • Onions peeled 2 medium

  • Carrot peeled 1 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch piece

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Thin coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Thick coconut milk 1 cup

  • Coconut oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts broken 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6


Step 1

Cut mutton into half inch pieces and transfer into a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add 1 bay leaf, ginger garlic paste, salt and water and cook till the pressure is released two times.

Step 3

Thinly slice one and a half onions.

Step 4

Heat 2 tablespoon coconut oil in a deep nonstick pan. Add fennel seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Add sliced onions and sauté.

Step 6

Cut potatoes and carrots into one inch cubes.

Step 7

Add chopped garlic, ginger and slit green chillies to the pan and sauté.

Step 8

Add chopped potatoes and carrots and sauté.

Step 9

Add green peas and ½ cup water and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till vegetables are done.

Step 10

Add thin coconut milk and salt and stir. Cover and simmer for two minutes.

Step 11

Add mutton along with the stock and crushed black pepper and cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 12

Slice the remaining onion.

Step 13

Add the thick coconut milk to the stew and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and keep aside.

Step 14

For the tempering heat remaining coconut oil in a nonstick pan. Add curry leaves, broken cashewnuts and sliced onions and sauté till golden brown in colour.

Step 15

Pour the tempering into the stew and serve hot.

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