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Andhra Mutton Curry / Lamb Curry


This is the first time I am making this style of mutton curry. I am not a big fan of mutton / lamb. But my husband loves all the mutton dishes. Recently I had the Andhra style mutton curry at one of my friends place and I got the recipe from her.

I’ve made some small changes from the recipe and tried it. It came out excellent and karthik (my husband) loved it.  It’s a very tasty recipe and it has become one of my favorites now.

Ingredients :

  • Mutton/ lamb : 600 gms
  • Onion : 2 (medium) (finely chopped)
  • Tomato : 3 (finely chopped)
  • Oil : 4 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves : 6-7
  • Coriander Leaves : for garnishing
  • Ginger & Garlic Paste : 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder : 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp

Masala To grind :

  • Cloves : 3
  • Cinnamon : 1″
  • Bay Leaves : 1
  • Cardamom : 3
  • Coconut : 1/4 cup (shredded)
  • Coriander Powder : 1 tbsp
  • Whole red chilies : 4-5 (according to your spice level)
  • Whole Black pepper : 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves : 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Onion : 1/4 cup (from mentioned above)

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Pressure cook the mutton with some water (1 cup), cumin seeds (1/4 tsp), salt and turmeric powder for four to five whistles or till it becomes tender. After that remove it and separate the water and mutton.
  2. Heat a pan and fry the ingredients ( cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom, red chili, whole black  pepper, cumin seeds and  fennel seeds ). Let it cool and grind them into fine powder. Keep it aside.
  3. Now in the same pan fry the onions (1/4 cup) till it becomes translucent and add into the above ground mixture.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients  (coconut, coriander leaves and coriander powder). Grind them all together into a coarse paste.
  5. In a wide pan add oil and onions (remaining all ) fry them till it becomes translucent.
  6. Then  add the ginger garlic paste fry them for few minutes and add the pressure cooked mutton fry them all together for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Now add the chopped tomatoes , required salt, turmeric powder and curry leaves. Let them cook in heat for 3-4 minutes in simmer heat.
  8. Finally add the ground mixture and some water ( which is separated from the mutton and you can adjust the water according to the consistency you want) mix it all together let it sit in the heat for 5 -10 minutes.
  9. When the masala smell goes off and the oil starts to separate at the top, remove from heat  and garnish it with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  10. Serve it hot with chapathi or rice or Hyderabadi dum biryani.



  1. I can imagine scoopin gup the delicous curry with pieces of rotie, just the thought makes me drooooooooooollll

  2. Shirya,

    Curry looks yummy. It will good with chappathi’s. Look like i need to change my eating habit.( veggie style)

  3. I love the masala part! would like to try it on some vegetables..

  4. i love andra style recipes, as it will be spicy and delicious…this one too looks the same….

  5. I love mutton and this sounds like a great recipe…

  6. As usual I’m drooling over it…! so spicy and tempting….yummy…..yum..

  7. Never tried this recipe…Will definitely do this weekend…! Sounds yummy with lovely click.

  8. Looks yummy !
    I love the spicy Andhra dishes.

  9. OMG, such a divine dish!!! I’m drooling over dear…I love mutton! 😉

  10. Vey nice an dtempting dish…feeling like to taste it right now…

  11. Mouthwatering and tempting mutton curry.

  12. Wow this curry looks so good Shriiya…so spicy and yum 🙂

  13. Thanks ladies for your yummy comments. 🙂

    • thanks shriya it tastes ossom i am a big fan of andhra dishes

      • Thanks Kiran. I am glad you like it.

  14. Shriya,
    The picz look so so tempting.Looks spicy as well as delicious!Yumyumyum…..

  15. looking so yummy will try today

  16. This I am going to give a try, seems to be very tasty and deliicious.
    thank you

  17. This looks really delicious..will try it today..

  18. I love mutton dishes and ofcourse andhra dishes are spicy and tasty. Am going to try it tomorrow. Thank you shriya.

  19. THokkemi kadu… I Love Mutton and i tried to prepare the same way, But the taste was lil disturbed…. Since my Husband Knows how to cook then he helped to add Ingrediants…. So hot and very taste..

  20. It was really good ..

  21. hi shriya,

    is corainder leaves mandatory for this recipe coz i live in switzerland and do not get coriander leaves all the time…am gonna try this recipe with lamb this weekend.

  22. love this food, yummy

  23. i tried it….really yummy….mouth watering dish…

  24. My daughter tried this recipe and it was really lip smacking