Delicious SouthIndian Mutton Gravy

Mutton gravy is an authentic dish cooked in onion tomato gravy along with Indian spices. Choosing tender lamb meat leads to juicy and melt in mouth mutton pieces. Using shallots is recommended for this gravy than big onions. Shallots makes this gravy taste awesome and as well as healthy. I have used lamb meat with bones.

Its a perfect pair with piping hot idlis. I usually prepare this gravy with idli (Refer Idli/Dosa batter preparation here) and coconut chutney. It tastes delicious with chapathi,poori and also with rice. You cannot stop having little 🙂

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Mutton – 1/2 kg

Shallots – 1/4 kg

Tomato – 4 nos

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp

Homemade curry powder – 3 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Coconut paste – 1 cup

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Kalpasi (Stone flower) – 4 to 5 pieces

Salt – to taste

Water – 5 cups (approx)

Groundnut oil or Sesame oil or Refined oil- 2 tbsp


  1. Clean the mutton with turmeric powder and salt. Keep it aside.
  2. In a cooker, heat the oil and add the kalpasi (stone flower).
  3. Then add the shallots and a sprig of curry leaves. Saute well till onion turns transparent.
  4. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till its raw smell leaves.
  5. Now mix in the chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.
  6. Add the cleaned mutton pieces into the mixture and mix well.
  7. Mix in the homemade curry powder and turmeric powder at this stage.
  8. Mix well for about 2 to 3 mins and add the coconut paste, salt.
  9. Pour nearly 5 cups of water, check for salt and spiciness.
  10. Throw in the remaining sprig of curry leaves and close the lid of the cooker now.
  11. Cook in high flame. Simmer the flame after 5 mins from the first whistle.Continue to cook in simmer flame for 15mins and then switch off the flame. Cooking in this calculated time leads to a tender and juicy mutton pieces.
  12. Delicious mutton gravy is ready now.



  • The gravy will release some oil after its done, so add oil accordingly.




18 thoughts on “Delicious SouthIndian Mutton Gravy

  1. This looks so good! Mouthwatering! Your curry powder blend seems very interesting. And I love that you added coconut paste. Such differences is what makes different curries so similar yet so unique! Also I found it intriguing that you have this with idlis? Need to try that combination!

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