Saturday, June 1, 2013

Varutharacha Mutton Curry

My favourite curry  filled with endless nostalgia .....In my childhood whenever we went there in my mom's house, the breakfast menu in the first day includes pathiri with this ground fried coconut based curry in chicken or mutton prepared by my Grandma with her magical fingers....I like this mutton version more...coz in mutton  more bones are there...and the taste of the  juices ooze out from the bones is beyond our imagination...I miss her a lot and her masterpieces......There were different varieties of specialities she was preparing for we three...For me the VIP list is Spicy non veg curries, Chakka Varuthath.(Jack fruit fry) and her instant omlettes...
And this is a humble trial for recreating her magical taste...

Ingredients :

  1. Mutton : 500g(cut into medium size pieces)
  2. Onion : 2
  3. Pearl Onions : 7-8
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder: 2tsp
  6. Coriander Powder: 3tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Seeds : 1 tsp
  9. Coconut Grated : 1 cup
  10. Curry Leaves : 3-4 springs
  11. Salt
  12. Coconut Oil

Method :

  • Heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil in pan and add the grated coconut with 2-3 shallots sliced,2 curry leaves and fennel seeds.
  • Roast well into dark brown colour and switch off the flame.
  • Add red chilly powder and coriander powder into it and combine well
  • When it cools, grind into a smooth consistency.
  • Crush the 5-6 pearl onions and keep aside.
  • Pressure Cook the mutton pieces with the pearl onions crushed, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and sliced onions.
  • After cooking this add the ground mixture and allow to boil in medium flame.
  • Heat 3 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and add 2-3 shallots sliced and 2 springs curry leaves.
  • When the onions become brown in colour and a nice aroma comes pour this into the curry and keep in flame for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and close the pan till serving



  1. Replies
    1. Try it's a different experience

  2. Athu onnu engottekkayakko... rathri bhakshanam kazhikendannu vicharichatha... hehe...

    1. Aha....Santhoshamayi..Aarudeyenkilum diet thetti ennariyumbol.......

  3. Yummy and mouthwatering.. Bookmarked this recipe.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

  4. Thank you so much....the same gravy in chicken also so delicious....and ur space is also awesome...