Mutton pepper fry – Mutton milagu varuval (மட்டன் மிளகு வறுவல்) – How to make Pepper mutton

A perfect non-veg dish for this cold climate along with Rice and Rasam. This dish is made by roasting dry spices, grinding them to a paste and adding them to the cooked meat. Its been so long cooking a mutton recipe. I finally tried this mutton recipe with the fresh meat purchased from a local meat shop. The meat was so good and tasty beyond my expectation and It is cheaper in cost than Indian mutton. This particular recipe I m not sure from where I got it. I have his recipe in my diary long back and has been cooking this dish from my college days itself. I am sure any non-veg lovers will love this recipe.
You can also find many other mutton recipes on my blog.
Let’s get into the recipe.
Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4 Persons


Gingelly oil – 1 tbsp
Shallots/small onions -1 cup( sliced )
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Green chilli – 2
Coriander leaves – a few

For pressure cooking

Mutton – 1/2 kg(Boneless)
Rock salt as required
Lemon – 1

For roasting and Grinding

Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
Peppercorns – 2 Tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick – 2(1-inch piece)
Cloves – 5
Ginger – a small piece
Garlic – 6 pods


1. Clean the mutton and cut them into small pieces. Wash them in water for 3-4 times. I have added Turmeric powder and washed it. Drain the water completely from it and add them to a pressure cooker along with salt. Add Turmeric powder if you didn’t add it during the cleaning process. Squeeze the lemon juice into it. It will help to tenderize the meat. Cook them in open for 5 mins. The meat will start releasing water. Then cover it with the lid and pressure cook for about 6-7 whistles until the meat gets cooked and the water is completely reduced.
2. Meanwhile, In a pan add oil. Then add all the ingredients given for roasting and Grinding. Roast them in the oil for few minutes till nice aroma starts coming from it.switch off the flame. Allow them to cool down and grind them to a fine paste adding water little by little in a mixie jar.
3.In a pan heat oil. Add sliced shallots. Fry them to light translucent. Add Curry leaves and green chillies. Then add the cooked mutton pieces. Saute them well for a minute. Add in the ground spice paste. Combine the masala with the mutton. Sprinkle some water in it and cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes in low flame. Cook till it is completely dry. Finally, add some Coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rice and Rasam or chapati, Roti.
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