Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

Recipe by CNB
Actually yesterday morning my kid woke up by 5 30 am. We both finished our morning cuppa and were out by 6 am to do some gardening. At 7 am the cleanliness bug bit me and I began to clean every shelves of the house. That is when my old recipe diary was found.

When I was going through, I soon found this recipe (I do not know from where I had jotted down). The recipe looked different (not because of the schooling teens hand writing) but for the minimum ingredients used. The main attraction for me was garlic as the second major ingredient.

The result was awesome and my husband almost drank the gravy for its awesome taste. I really wonder this is how great recipes come up with certain combo of minimum ingredients. If I had tasted this else where how on earth would I have guessed the ingredients. I bet no one can guess that the wonderful taste came from fennel and garlic. 

No! I am not exaggerating, do try it for yourself and give me reply regarding your thought on the taste.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

  • 250 g Mutton
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 100 g Peeled Garlic Pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • as per taste Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut Paste (Super Fine)
  • few Curry leaves
  • Few Chopped Coriander
Cooking Directions
Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style
  1. Wash the mutton pieces and set aside.
  2. Grind fennel, garlic, salt, turmeric and red chilly powder to a smooth taste,
  3. Add a teaspoon or 2 of water to make a smooth paste.
  4. Heat a pressure cooker.
  5. Add the ground paste and mutton and pressure cook for 10 whistles in medium flame.
  6. Do not add water while cooking mutton.
Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style
  1. Once the pressure comes down, open the cooker and switch on the flame.
  2. Add coconut oil and curry leaves and cook for 2 minutes.
Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

  1. Add coconut paste (Check tips below) and let the gravy boil well for 3 minutes.
  2. Switch off and serve hot with rice and papad.
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

Mutton Curry Thalasherry Style

  • Except when making mutton soups (where you need more broth) do not add water when pressure cooking mutton.
  • Ususally after adding coconut, the gravy is not let to boil, but here it has to boil for 3 minutes .
  • For coconut paste, I used 150 g (1/2 a shell coconut scrapped) of scrapped coconut with 100 ml warm water and ground it for 1 minute in a 750 watt mixie to get a fine smooth paste.
  • You can adjust time and quantity as per your jar.

Tinku Shaji

Tinku Shaji holds a bachelor of engineering in food engineering whose major interest is developing new recipes, food styling and food photography.


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