Madras Mutton Fry

Madras curry powder can enhance the taste of both dry and gravy dishes. Here we have used to make a mutton fry dish which has a thick gravy and can be enjoyed with chapatti or bread. If you want to have it with rice, you can add a little more water so that you get enough gravy.

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Madras Mutton Fry

Main ingredients Mutton on the bone, Madras curry powder, Ginger, Garlic, Green chillies, Dried red chillies, Star anise, Black peppercorns, Shallots, Curry leaves
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main course mutton
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 30-35 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of cooking Easy
Others Non veg



  • 750 grams mutton, cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone
  • 1½ tablespoons Madras curry powder 
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4-5 dried red chillies
  • 1 star anise
  • 4-5 green cardamoms
  • 10-12 black peppercorns
  • ½ inch cinnamon  
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 20-25 shallots, peeled
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 1½ teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Fried curry leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mutton and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, ½ tsp turmeric powder, mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1½ cups water and mix well. Cover with the lid and cook on medium heat till the pressure is released 4-5 times. Open the cooker once the pressure settles completely.
  3. Put ginger, garlic, green chillies, dried red chillies, star anise, green cardamoms, black peppercorns and cinnamon into a grinder jar. Add ¼ cup water and grind to fine paste.
  4. Heat remaining oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they begin to splutter, add shallots and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add curry leaves, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add the prepared paste and saute, stirring continuously, on medium heat for 4-5 minutes or till oil separates.
  6. Add remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Madras curry powder and mix well.
  7. Add the cooked mutton to this mixture, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat or till the mixture is thick.
  8. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  9. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fried curry leaves and serve hot.