Chettinad mutton chukka

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
1/4 kg Mutton

20 nos Shallots (chopped)

2 nos Tomatoes (chopped)

2 nos Bayleaves

2 nos Cardamom seeds

Few Curry leaves

1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds

3 tablepsoons Gingelly Oil


Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

To Grind:

6 nos Garlic cloves

1 tablepsoon Ginger pieces

5 nos Dry red chillies

1 tablepsoon Coriander seeds

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

1 inch Cinnamon stick

1 no Clove

1 teaspoon Peppercorns

1 teaspoon Fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds

1 no Cardamom seeds


  • Grind all the ingredients given in the list 'To Grind' as fine paste.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pressure cooker add the mutton with salt, saute for few minutes, cook the mutton with grounded paste and half a cup of water for upto 5 whistles or until the mutton gets well cooked.
  • Heat the remaining oil, fry the bay leaves, cardamom seeds, curry leaves and fennel seeds, add immediately the chopped shallots.
  • Chopped tomatoes and saute for few minutes until the veggies get well cooked, add the already cooked mutton along with the cooked water.
  • Cook until the water get evaporates and fry until mutton chukka turns a semi gravy or fry until the oil get separates.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately!!


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