Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love spicy cooking once in a week. Its not only mouth watering and makes you feel like you ate a hearty meal. This is obviously only for those who like a little spice in their dishes. You can eat this with rice, chappati, dosa, idli, puttu, kappa. This meal can be made easily in a pressure cooker which is the way i have instructed. However cooking the normal way takes a little longer and its adds more to the flavours. You can also preserve this dish in the fridge for about 3 days.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pressure cooker heat the oil on a medium flame.
  2. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and heat till mustard seeds start splattering.
  3. Add the onions and sauté till golden brown.
  4. Add turmeric powder and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add mashed ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté for about 1 minute.
  6. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomato smell disappears and mash the tomato with your stirring spoon.
  8. Now add the potatoes and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala and sauté for about 1 minute.
  10. Add the potatoes and stir well for about 1 minute coating the potatoes with the mixture.
  11. Add the cleaned mutton pieces and stir till mutton turns slightly pale on the outside - approximately 3 minutes.
  12. Now add the yoghurt, lime juice and salt and stir well mixing all the ingredients in the cooker. Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  13. Now add the water and coriander leaves and stir well.
  14. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and let it cook for about 3 whistles and then off the gas.
  15. Let the pressure escape from the cooker and then open it.
  16. Check if the mutton is cooked thoroughly. If not switch on the gas and let it cook on medium flame till the mutton is cooked.
  17. You may add additional water if you want more gravy or if you need more water for the mutton to cook.
  18. Check for the salt content and add salt if required.
  19. You may chose to add one boiled add cut into two halves at the end to the curry for those who love boiled egg.
  20. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.
Most Helpful

This is a good recipe. Since i don't have a pressure cooker, i had to simmer the mutton in a mixture of blended fresh tomato, fresh red chillies, ginger, garlic, onion and chilli powder until the meat is tender. Then, i followed the recipe as above.

nka758 January 20, 2013

Wow.. mustan muttan curray.. supa recipae.. love it, yenjoyed to da fullest ::))

beeshy88 January 08, 2013

My husband is Indian and I made this for him and he loved it. The flavours are fantastic. Anytime there is a good recipe using a pressure cooker I'm in. I have two young children and don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Will be making this again for sure!

shelley13 December 28, 2011