Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu

4 from 1 vote

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Recipe Taste Salty, Spicy
Servings 3


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 10 to 15 Shallots Onions sliced
  • 2 Dry red chilly broken
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tomato large, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Water as required
  • 1 handful Coriander Leaves finely chopped

For Grinding

  • 3 Dry Red Chili or as per your heat preference
  • 1 teaspoon Peppercorns whole
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 stick Cinnamon Stick small
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ cup Coconut


  • Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients mentioned in the grinding list till a nice aroma comes out of it. Let it cool down and blend it into a fine powder. Keep aside
  • Now heat oil in a pan, add in the whole spices and let them crackle for a min. Add the shallots, ginger garlic paste, chilies and curry leaves and sauté for 2 mins.
  • Add in salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add the tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes turns mushy.
  • Add the mutton and mix well. Cook for around 5-10 mins stirring occasionally till the water released from mutton evaporates.
  • Now add the grounded spice powder and toss well so that the masala coat nicely with the mutton. Cook for around 5 mins.
  • Add water, cover the pan with lid and cook on medium heat till the mutton is cooked completely stirring occasionally. Keep adding water little at a time.
  • Adjust the gravy consistency. Add chopped coriander leaves, give a quick stir and take off the heat.


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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 314 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0.04 g | Sodium: 30 mg | Potassium: 948 mg | Fiber: 12 g | Sugar: 20 g | Vitamin A: 961 IU | Vitamin C: 126 mg | Calcium: 173 mg | Iron: 4 mg

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