Apr 1, 2015

Thakkali vengayam Mutton Kuzhambu

Mutton cooked in a spicy pungent tomato and onion curry. This curry is a easy fix and one pot recipe. There is no grinding of masalas. 

Few weeks back PG asked me to make a simple mutton curry for chapathi. The recipes that I knew involved heavy masalas. Since, I wanted to keep this recipe; I minced ginger and garlic, finely chopped pearl onions and tomatoes. For taste and spice, added chili-coriander powder, turmeric and garam masala. All these ingredients were pressure cooked with mutton.

This recipe has been family friendly meal especially during lethargic weekends :-)


500 gms Mutton (with bones)
6 Garlic, minced
1 inch Ginger, minced
8-10 Curry Leaves
10 Pearl onions, finely chopped
2 large Tomatoes, finely chopped
3 tsp Red Chili- Coriander powder (2:1 ratio)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
5 tsp Oil


  • Add oil in a preheated pressure cooker
  • When oil is hot add ginger, garlic, onions and curry leaves. Saute until onions softens
  • Add Tomatoes. Cook until oil separates out from rest of the ingredients
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili- coriander powder, garam masala. Mix well
  • Add mutton and fry for 10 minutes on medium heat. Add little water to prevent masala from getting burnt
  • Now add water and adjust salt as per taste. Pressure cook for 15 -20 min
  • If you want to thicken gravy, cook for another 10 minutes without the lid
  • It taste best when paired with chapathi, roti, rice, dosa or idli

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