How to make Mutton Pepper Fry -

A traditional fiery dish from South India – boneless mutton cooked in a highly flavoured masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless mutton (हड्डी रहित मटन), Black peppercorns (काली मिर्च)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Mutton Pepper Fry

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Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mutton Pepper Fry Recipe

  • Boneless mutton cut into 1 inch pieces 500 grams

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • Dried red chillies broken 2-3

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar a large pi

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 tablespoon

  • Paste

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 20-25

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Star anise 1

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Black cardamoms 1

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inches

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1/2 inch

  • Garlic cloves chopped 4-5

  • Large onion sliced 1

  • Fresh coconut scraped 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat 1½ cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add mutton pieces, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste and mix. Add salt, mix, cover and cook till mutton is done. Drain in a bowl and reserve the stock.

Step 2

To prepare the paste, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add 12-16 curry leaves, let them crackle and then drain into a bowl.

Step 3

Add caraway seeds, peppercorns, star anise, green cardamoms, black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, remaining curry leaves, ginger and garlic and sauté till fragrant. Add onion and coconut and sauté till coconut turns golden brown. Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté for a minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool on a plate.

Step 4

Heat oil in another deep non-stick pan. Add onions and red chillies and sauté till onion turns golden brown.

Step 5

Transfer the sautéed spice mixture into a blender jar and blend to a coarse paste. Add a little water and grind to a fine paste. Add this paste to the onions sautéing in the pan, mix and cook till the mixture dries up slightly.

Step 6

Drain the mutton pieces, reserve the stock and add only the mutton pieces to this pan and mix well. Add salt, crushed peppercorns, tamarind paste, sugar and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 7

Add 1 cup reserved mutton stock, mix and bring to a boil. Let the mixture cook till the mutton pieces are tender. Add fried curry leaves and coconut, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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