Sunday, February 11, 2018


Try out this spicy mutton pepper fry.... a treat for spicy food lovers.It goes well with parottas, dosas and appams. You can adjust the spice level as per your liking. This dish is from the South Indian Cuisine and is prepared with a little variation in Andhra, Tamilnadu and Kerala. For example in Andhra the spice level is very high and in Kerala they make it in coconut oil.

Mutton .......... 1/2 kg
Onion ............ 1 large (or use 1/4 cup birista - crispy fried onion)
Ginger paste ... 1 tsp
Garlic paste .... 2 tsps
Curry leaves .... 2 sprigs
Green chillies .. 3-4
Cinnamon .......... 2" stick 
Cloves ............... 4
Black cardamom .. 2
Salt ......... to taste
Oil ............... 4-5 tbsps

Dry roast and grind:
Black pepper corns .. 2 tsps
Cumin seeds ............1 tsp
Coriander seeds ...... 1 tsp
Green cardamoms ... 4


Dry roast and grind the mentioned masalas coarsely.

Clean the mutton and pressure cook it with a little salt, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and 1 cup water. 

In a pan heat oil and add the cinnamon and black cardamom.

When they give out a nice aroma add the ginger, garlic and saute.

Tip in the green chillies.

Now add the fried onion and stir. Add 1/2 cup stock from the pressure cooked meat.

Next add the mutton pieces.

Stir in a tbsp of ground masala powder or as much as you like. Season with salt.

Keep stirring until the masalas are incorporated into the muton and it is dry.

Finally heat a tbsp. of oil, add 1 tsp of coarsely crushed black pepper corns and the curry leaves. 

Stir them into the prepared mutton. You can squeeze some lemon juice if you like.


  1. Looks delicious. Loved the addition of freshly ground masala and no doubt, it gives a extra punch to the dish.

    1. Very true Priya.. the aroma of fresh masala is just too good.

  2. Love your step by step instructions. With all the spices you have used, this looks really delicious.

  3. I love black pepper in any dish, it enhances the flavours of the dish. I bet this dish had some unique taste to it.

    1. True Jagruti.. and black pepper is good for health too.

  4. What a blend of spices with tender mutton.. They look awesome.. Sure the pepper will bring yummy taste with the mutton pieces..

    1. Yes Sujitha.. spicy food lovers with love it to the core.

  5. I love pepper it's such a great spice. This roast is delicious.

    1. Yes dear.. and it has lot of health benefits too.


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