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Chettinad Mutton Masala Recipe

Chettinad Mutton Masala recipe is a deliciously simple mutton recipe. Made with minimal spices, this mutton dish is all about the way it is made.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chettinad mutton masala
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 541kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 500 gms mutton cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chilli slit from the middle
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • 3 whole dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cardamom 1 inch stick cinnamon, 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Take a mutton in a bowl and add the coriander powder, salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and green chilli. Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the onion, dry chilli, cardamo, cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds. Fry till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the marinated mutton and turmeric powder. Fry till all the water has dried up from the mutton and it has browned.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  • Add a cup of water or as necessary and cook on low heat till the mutton is done. Alternatively pressure cook till the mutton is done.
  • Fry till all the water is absorbed.
  • Add the lemon juice and coriander leaves. Give it a stir and remove from heat.
  • Serve hot.



The estimated daily nutritional values are as follows: