East indian mutton curry

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 kg mutton

2 medium red onions finely sliced

2 medium tomatoes chopped

2 inch peice of ginger grated

4 big cloves of garlic grated

3 Russet potatoes

1 black cardamom

4-5 cloves

5-6 peppercorns

1 tsp cumin

1 inch cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

2 green cardamoms

3 tbsp East Indian mutton masala

1 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper pwdr

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 1/2 tsp coriander pwdr

1 tsp cumin pwdr

2 tsp store bought mutton masala or garam masala

1 tspĀ  pepper pwdr

salt to taste


  • Season the mutton with salt,pepper,ginger and garlice in a bowl and keep aside.
  • In a pressure cooker or a thick bottomed ceramic coated cast iron pot. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil.
  • Once hot add all whole spices. As they start to crackle add onions and salt and brown them well.
  • Add tomatoes and the East Indian mutton masala or all the ground spices.
  • Stir on a low flame till oil seperates from the masala mixture.
  • Add the marinated mutton peices and slow roast for 10 mins.
  • Add 3 cups of water and chopped potatoes. Stir and pressure cook for 20 mins.
  • If not simmer for 2 hours or till meat is tender and cuts easily with a spoon.
  • Boil off excess gravy if you like it thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with veg pilaf and bread and raita.



soopercooker, 28/04/2017

It would be good if the author of the recipe put in ingredients that are easily available in stores. East Indian masala is made at home by East Indians based on family recipes.

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