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Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe: Dinner Spcl

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One of the most cooked kinds of meat in every home is mutton. It is known for its soft texture and wonderful taste. This recipe which is mentioned below is a special one as you ad in a lot of Indian spices to enhance the taste. The Chettinad mutton fry recipe is one of the best kind of food to go with any type of main course meal.

The Chettinad mutton varuval recipe is a must try for dinner tonight. It is however time consuming, but it is worth all the effort and time. If you are in the mood to eat some spicy Chettinad mutton varuval recipe this is the right place to be. When you cook this Chettinad mutton varuval recipe you will love the juice which emits in the form of gravy.

Chettinad Mutton Fry Recipe: Dinner Spcl

Okay, lets take your imagination and your hungry tummy to the next level and tell you how to make this dinner special, the Chettinad mutton varuval.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes


Mutton - ½ kg (chopped)

To make the paste, you will need:

  • Coconut - 3/4 cup (grated)
  • Garlic -15 pods
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper corns- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp

Other ingredients

  • Chilly powder - 1 ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - 15 nos
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a mixer, grind the following spices to make a paste - coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns and ginger.
  2. Add a little bit of water to the mixture if the paste is to thick. Grind again until the paste becomes smooth in texture.
  3. In a cooker, add in the clean pieces of mutton and the above paste. Mix these two ingredients over a medium flame.
  4. Now add in the chilli powder, turmeric and the garam masala powder to the cooker.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well so that the chopped mutton pieces are covered with the masala.
  6. Now add in the oil and mix well.
  7. Add in a cup of water to the mixture and bring it to a boil.
  8. Now cover the pressure cooker and wait for the steam to come out before you put the stopper.
  9. Let the mutton cook for about 25 minutes on a low medium flame in the pressure cooker.
  10. When done, before you serve the Chettinad mutton fry on a plate, garnish it with curry leaves.

Your Chettinad mutton varuval recipe is now ready to eat. This famous dish goes well with white rice and dal.

Read more about: dinner, non vegetarian
Story first published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 18:13 [IST]
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