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Spicy Mutton Chukka

I am sure you have one of these obscure things in the vast array of food that we consume, that just hits the spot with certain dishes. Mutton chukka is one of those dishes for me. Being a southie, it tastes heavenly with rice dishes like Sambar rice, Rasam rice & even Briyani. If you make it a little not-so-dry you can even have it paratha or rotis.


  • Oil : 1/4 cup
  • Mutton : 1/2 kg (cut into small pieces)
  • Onion :  2 cups
  • Tomato : 1/2 cup
  • Chili Powder : 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies : 2 to 3
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger : 2 tbsp
  • garlic : 3
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves: 3
  • Bay leaves : 2
  • Cinnamon : 1/4 “
  • Curry leaves : 8 to 10

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan add cumin seeds and fennel seeds after it sputter add 1/4 cup of onions and 2 green chilies fry them till it becomes translucent.
  2. After that remove from heat let it cool and grind them with ginger and garlic into a coarse paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add the ground paste and fry them in medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. And add the mutton with turmeric powder, a glass of water and little salt.
  5. Mix it all together and pressure cook the mutton for 4 whistle in medium heat. after that remove from heat and keep them aside.
  6. After its cool just separate the water and  mutton from the pressure cooker. Keep them separately.
  7. Now heat the remaining oil in a pan add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and the remaining onions fry them till onions turn into light brown.
  8. Now add the tomatoes with little salt and red chilli powder, mix it all together and close the lid of the pan.
  9. Let it cook covered in medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  10. Now add the mutton in the pan and mix them with masalas and add 1/4 cup of pressure cook water.
  11. Add the curry leaves on top of it.
  12. Fry them till it becomes dry and remove from heat.
  13. Serve them hot with roti or rice.


  1. Slurp!!! Gorgeous photo. Wish I could get Mutton here! 🙂

  2. This looks tasty, I could try this with lamb, which I love!

  3. yesterdy i tried parsi style mutton curry which was disaster,..this looks delish,..:-)

  4. Hmmm….this looks so good!

  5. Thanks homecooked, meeso, notyet100 and asha for your loving comments.

    • I looked up your recipe for mutton fry since I liked the pic you posted. We totally loved how the dish came out – we totally polished it off.

  6. Hi shriya
    the pictures looks so tempting that i know very well the spicy mutton must have tasted nice… thanks for sharing the chukka recipe. I would also like to thank you passing by my blog and leaving such encouraging words.

  7. yo man thts a hot dish !!! we(frnds) tried it in home !!!!!!! thx

  8. I loved your mutton chukka and almost everything on your blog,i too have started a new blog and wood like some comments on it ,from an experienced blogger like you. thank you.

  9. I tried this & it turned out fantastic!!!!!

  10. it sure does looks hot like you

  11. Today i made this mutton curry and it was mouth watering.everybody in my family enjoyed the dish , even my 2yr old so who never eats chciken ejoyed ur utton for the first time.thkssssssssss.

  12. first time i tried this spicy mutton and it was very delicious..Everyone liked and emptied the vessel..thanks..

  13. It’s really nice…. Yummy Dish. I tried this recipe and came out well. Thanks.

  14. I am Chinese but I have loved all types of curries since very young.
    Retired now and my main criteria for judging a food blog is based on the comments from people who have really cooked according to the recipe (like altair pearl, swapna,Ponmalar and Uma) and heap praises on the results.

    We really cannot judge how tasty a dish is just by looking at the photos. I love Indian food and can eat curries every day without any problems. Love your site.

    Bless you for your generosity in sharing recipes with total strangers.

  15. very very yummy…tried this several times…!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot

  16. Im Black and my husband is Indian, we’ve been married going on 12 years now, and I have to constanlity look on the internet to find food to cook for him, I also eat his food with mine. Our son loves american food and very rarely eats indian foods. (too hot & spicy). This right here look so yummy, im going to make it today for my husband, I think he will love it, as usually. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. cooking this recipe in your instruction it says 4 whisttle during pressure cooking what does 4 whisttle means and how you gonna do that

    • Hi Jun, If you are using a pressure cooker with no weight valve, Just make sure you cook it for 15-20 minutes or until the mutton gets fully cooked. Whistles are a measure of timing in some pressure cookers with weight valve.

  18. i tried this recipe today ,it was awesome like my mom used to prepare .thanks.

  19. Shriya, i’m maria, a malay from malaysia. I was wondering, how to cook this recipe if i don’t have a pressure cooker?

    • Hi maria, If you don’t have a pressure no problem cooker just cook the mutton covered with a tight lid for about 20- 30 minutes in medium flame or until the mutton becomes soft and fully cooked. Stir the mixture every other 5 minutes.

  20. Hi shriya, i’m maria, a malay from malaysia. Problem is, i don’t have a pressure cooker. Kindly help? Tq

    • get it from giant supermarket…or if u from KL AND KLANG AREA YOU CAN GET FROM JALAN TENGKU KELANA

  21. Thank you for all the lovely recipies ..

  22. Hi Shriya,

    How many onions and tomatoes needed for this dish? Am not quite sure of the cup measurement.

    Thank you

  23. Dear Shriya,

    How many tomatoes and onions needed for this dish. Am not quite familiar with the cup measurement — different cups have different sizes.

    Thanks for your help

    • Hi Henry, You need one large onion and two tomatoes for this recipe. Hope this will help for you.

  24. This one looks really yummmmmmm………am gonna try dis today…temme can i do it wid 300gm of mutton coz rest if have already marinated for my mum’s curry……..i feel lik trying today

  25. This one looks fantastic!!!! Can u add some pork dishes tooo?….

  26. Loved the curry.Thanks for the recipe


  27. Superb.. very nice and tasty.. I have prepared this item n got good comments.