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Dakshini Mutton Curry

4.70 from 3 votes

It was a day my son came after long time, he brought mutton. I was mentally prepared to cook Dakshin Bharatiya mutton curry that is south Indian mutton curry.
I saw that all ingredients in my fridge so why need to worry. Then I started cooking, after cooking served with rice and it was very delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryNon-Vegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 3


  • 500 gm mutton
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut desiccated
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 whole red chili
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 10 black pepper
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • Salt


  • Wash the mutton marinate with turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Take a heavy bottom wok 1 tbsp oil add chopped onion and fry light brown.
  • Add chopped ginger garlic, whole chili, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, sesame seeds and dedicated coconut. Make a stir fry then make a paste with grinder. Keep aside.
  • Now in the same pan add remaining oil, curry leaves, black corn, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Stir for a few seconds then add mutton.
  • Stir continuously and pour spicy paste. Mix together and cook for 20 minutes. Either you can cook in pressure cooker with 3 whistle or can be cooked in wok cover with lid.
  • After cooking colour will be charged. Add salt and tamarind paste and cover the lid and cook another few seconds.
  • Now serve with rice, idli or dosa.


Combination of curry leaves and coconut has dakshini flavor. 

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4.70 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 793 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 45 g | Fat: 60 g | Saturated Fat: 21 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 162 mg | Sodium: 134 mg | Potassium: 934 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 337 IU | Vitamin C: 56 mg | Calcium: 118 mg | Iron: 3 mg

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