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Chettinad mutton karoda

Adaikkammai annamalai
15 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chettinad mutton karoda RECIPE

I am up with a special curry from chettinad, i love their cuisine, becoz i am from chettinad race,,, wee will make dish very spicy, flavourful, full of freshly roasted masala and spice powders. No ready ground spice powders are allowed in our kitchens. How cool is that. This curry is a perfect example for that. It has tons and tons of flavours packed in it..Just give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Pressure Cook
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. oil –  3 tblspn
  2. shallots / Sambar Onions – 20 sliced thinly
  3. Green chilli – 2 slit
  4. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  5. ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblspn
  6. tomatoes – 3 large chopped finely
  7. salt to taste
  8. turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Mutton / Lamb – 1/2 kg / 500 grams
  10. water as needed
  11. coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped
  12. Whole spices :
  13. cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  14. cardamom pods – 2
  15. cloves – 3
  16. Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  17. For chettinad spice powder:
  18. Dry Red chilli – 6 to 8 or to taste
  19. Whole coriander Seeds – 4 tblspn
  20. cinnamon Stick – 5 cm stick
  21. Whole peppercorns – 1 tblspn
  22. cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  23. cardamom Pods –  5
  24. Star Anise – 1
  25. For coconut masala:
  26. coconut – 1 cup
  27. Fennel Seeds – 1 tblspn


  1. Grind coconut and fennel seeds to a smooth paste by adding some water. Set aside till use.
  2. Heat a kadai. Dry roast all the spices given till they are golden. Remove them to a blender and make into a fine powder. Set aside till use.
  3. Heat oil in the same kadai or a pressure cooker. Add in the whole spice and let them sizzle for a min.
  4. Add in shallots, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till light golden.
  5. Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of mins.Add in salt and turmeric powder and mix well
  6. Add in tomatoes and saute till they are completely mushed up.
  7. Add in the spice powder and toss well. Add in the washed mutton pieces and add some water
  8. Now if you are making this in pressure cooker then cover it up and cook for 5 whistle, simmer the flame for 15 to 20 mins. Turn the heat off and let the pressure go all by itself. 
  9. Now open the cooker and add in coconut masala, more water if needed and mix well.
  10. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20  mins till the oil separates on top.
  11. Add some mint or coriander leaves mix well
  12. Serve this curry over rice or idly/chappathi

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Apr-09-2018

Deliciously amazing!

Latha Nair
Latha Nair   Apr-07-2018

Gravy looks so yummy.

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