Muslim Mutton Curry | How to make Muslim Mutton Curry

By Disha Khurana  |  13th Mar 2016  |  
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Muslim Mutton Curry

Ingredients to make Muslim Mutton Curry

  • 750gms Mutton with bones
  • 400gms yogurt
  • 200gms tomatoes
  • 200gms onion
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2tbsp ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 lime
  • 1.5-2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Garam masala Powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 5-6 tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • A big handful of chopped coriander
  • A handful of mint leaves

How to make Muslim Mutton Curry

  1. Wash the Mutton nicely twice and drain out all the excess water and keep it ready for marination.
  2. Finely slice the onions, apply some salt and leave it aside for 10mins. After 10mins, squeeze out the excess water and deep fry them till golden brown. Remove on absorbent paper and keep aside
  3. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces; remove the juice of two lemons and keep aside
  4. Whisk yogurt till there are no lumps and add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Add the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, lime juice and crushed fried onions. Check for seasoning
  5. Add the mutton pieces and mix with hands or with a spatula. Keep in the refrigerator for an overnight marination.
  6. The next morning, remove the mutton from the fridge and bring it to room temperature
  7. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan on a medium flame and add the bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and let it splutter for a minute. Pour the marinated mutton along with the marination in the pan and bring it a boil.
  8. Once it comes to a boil, let it simmer on a low flame covered for around 1-1.5 hours stirring at intervals till the mutton is tender and falling off the bone
  9. Check for seasonings and once the mutton is completely cooked and tender; garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  10. Serve hot with khaboos or soft butter pav or some steamed rice and onion salad

My Tip:

Do not rush the process, slow cooking this dish lends a lovely taste & texture to the meat & body of the curry.

Muslim Mutton curry is one of the various variations of the mutton curry that exist today. The step-by step procedure given to make this recipe will help you easily recreate this dish at home. The flavours of the Muslim Mutton Curry, primarily come from the marinated mutton pieces. Ensure that the mutton pieces are coated well with the batter and that the pieces also get enough time to marinate in the mixture and their own juices. Proper marination of the mutton will ensure that the flavours and aromas of all the spices used to make the Muslim Mutton Curry are well infused. For best results allow the mutton to marinate overnight before cooking the final curry at home. Serve this curry with Indian flatbreads or rice to get a nutritious and filling main dish for lunch and dinner.

This recipe of Muslim Mutton curry is shared by our home chef Disha Khurana which requires 30 minutes for the preparation and 90 minutes for cooking.

The Muslim Mutton Curry is a dish that has many variations. Referred to by different names in different regions, the mutton curry is a British Raj era dish that was first served in Indian railways in 1857. Almost 60 years in the making, the mutton curry has come a long way.

Mutton is believed to be the leanest meat since it contains comparatively less fat than chicken. Mutton contains CLA i.e., conjugated linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid that can prevent and reduce the risk of inflammation. CLA is also believed to contain fatty acids such as niacin and selenium that help lower the risk of cancer. Mutton is believed to help stabilize the heartbeat, owing to which the consumption of mutton has often been associated with improved heart health. Like other meats, mutton is also a rich source of protein that prevents anemia, making it extremely beneficial for pregnant women. Since mutton is a rich source of protein, mutton consumption helps in weight management and improving immunity. Mutton not only has nutritional benefits but also has benefits for the skin and the hair. Being a rich source of minerals and iron, mutton has anti-ageing benefits because it enhances the production of new cells and promotes cell regeneration. In addition to this, consumption of mutton also helps to combat common skin ailments such as eczema, acne, rashes and dry skin. Mutton also contains folate, which increases the production of red blood cells that helps in brain development in young children.

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Reviews for Muslim Mutton Curry (32)

Aurangzeb Khan2 months ago

Mutton Rogan Josh

ANURAG SINGH4 months ago


Faheema Delvi5 months ago

U dint mention about fried onions wen to add in curry

Nitin Garga year ago

Nice Recipe. I love the mutton curry. Best Gas Stove in India

Patricia Pereiraa year ago

Amazing receive.I loved it.

Gulshan Malhotra2 years ago

Recepie name is Mutton curry but you have not used water. So I think we will not get curry & this recepie will be Mutton masala instead of mutton curry. Please reply on my email :
Bindiya Sharma
2 years ago
Sir.. because of the 400gms curd as well as the 200gms of tomatoes used, it should be a thick curry. Will try it out soon!

ume hany2 years ago


Somanna Kottangada2 years ago

Hi I want to make this curry.can you please clarify my doubts. 1)is this a gravy type recipe.I want to make it for 4 will there be gravy enough for 4pax? 2)adding of raw ginger wihout sauté ing in oil won't it result in raw taste of ginger garlic? 3)there is no need to add water in this gravy?or u forgot to mention? 4)5 table spoon of solid ghee?or melted ghee Please answer all my doubts.and can you please send the answer to my mail

swati nijhawan2 years ago

Woww. My favorite Mutton curry. From a long time I want to make it at my home. Thanks Disha Khurana for sharing this recipe in step by step manner. I will surely try this in coming weekend and share my experience with you.

ankita jain2 years ago

The flavorful Indian spices made this dish more delicious. I tried this and felt that yogurt is the key ingredient of this mutton curry. It gave an amazing texture to the gravy. I really enjoyed while cooking this recipe made it easier for me.

preeti gill2 years ago

This Muslim mutton curry is deliciously amazing. My family really loved it. Even I am not a hard core fan of mutton curry but this recipe made me to like this. It is an exciting dish to cook at your home. Thanks for sharing this recipe which is easy to learn.

ruchika dugar2 years ago

tried the restaurant style Muslim mutton curry last night and it's taste was beyond my expectation. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It really helped me. The step by step instructions made it easier to understand. I will recommend this recipe to all my friends.

Prachi Dhamapurkar2 years ago


Kirti Arora2 years ago

My guests totally loved the recipe. It was delicious. The best part about the recipe was its easy preparation. Also, cooking time was pretty less. I am a lazy cook, so I prefer food that is yummy and can be prepared easily. I will recommend this recipe to all mutton lovers. The juicy flavours of mutton satiate your taste buds and heart well.

Divyanshu Das3 years ago

Amazingly delicious... Loved it!!!

Ankit Kumar Gupta3 years ago

Nice :)

Sharmila Ravi Karthikeyan3 years ago

It seems to be tasty. Definitely I will make it

Susmita Upadhyay3 years ago

what is peppercorn?
Gulshan Malhotra
2 years ago
काली मिर्च

Reena Andavarapu3 years ago

Lovely.... Definitely Going to try it.... soon!!

Deepika Soma3 years ago


Sujata Siddhanta3 years ago


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Mamta Pahuja4 years ago

You didn't say what all ingredients go into marination...

Neelam B. Singh4 years ago

Saved the recipe will definitely try later..

Anita Rodrigues4 years ago

Will try it out

bina bedi4 years ago

I am going to try this as it sounds so much better than what I make !!

Renu Mehra4 years ago

will surely try this recipe looks yummy!

Preeti Mathew4 years ago

wow...!! it sounds delicious :thumbsup:

Sheeba Bedi4 years ago

looks so yummy!

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