Mangalorean Mutton Curry

The taste of the South in a slow cooked flavour paradise, that's what Mangalorean mutton curry is. As the name implies, this curry has a lot of staples that are popular in the south like coconut, ginger and curry leaves, making it into a concoction of delightful flavour.


Table of Content

  1. What is Mangalorean Mutton Curry ?
  2. Why should you make Mangalorean Mutton Curry?
  3. How to make Mangalorean Mutton Curry ?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  


What is Mangalorean Mutton Curry ?

​​Mangaloreans or residents native to Mangalore can be categorised as a collection of diverse ethnic groups that come from the south western coast of Karnataka. Due to this reason, Mangalorean cuisine is influenced quite a lot by south Indian cuisine. Coconut and curry leaves, along with ginger & garlic and chilli, are some staples that are used in Mangalorean cuisine. This Mangalorean mutton curry, originally discovered by the local Muslims, is a well known classic.


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Why should you make Mangalorean Mutton Curry?

This is one of those recipes that takes some time and effort to properly prepare, but the results make the whole process worth it. This recipe provides you with the slow and steady, step by step procedure on how to accomplish this, making it an easy ride for you.  


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    How to make Mangalorean Mutton Curry ?

    1) In a  Frying pan add ghee, cardamom, sliced onions, slit green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Sweat them lightly and add some garlic cloves and ginger juliennes to that pan with some mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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    2) To the sweated vegetables, add the 1kg mutton and roast it for a couple of minutes. Season the meat with salt, add water to submerge the chicken and cover it to cook for 50 minutes.
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    3) While the meat is cooking, make the masala. In a ceramic non-stick pan, add cinnamon sticks, black peppercorn, dried red chilli, fenugreek seeds, grated coconut, some curry leaves with a quartered onion, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
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    4) Toast all the spices with the coconut in the pan and then blend them into a paste, while adding water in it as required.
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    5) Open the lid of the mutton and add the spice paste into the curry. Mix it thoroughly to incorporate and add some water to get your desired consistency. Finish the curry off with some chopped coriander.
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    6) Serve it hot in a bowl and optionally top it off with some fried curry leaves, red chillies and ginger juliennes.
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    Expert Tips

    1) Sweat the onions before adding the meat, as the moisture from it would prevent that.

    2) Make sure to not open the pan too many times, otherwise the meat won't get the exact heat to cook.

    3) Make sure to toast the dry spices in the pan as it increases the flavour of the spices.

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