Mutton Pepper Masala – Pepper Mutton Gravy – Mutton milagu Gravy (using Pressure cooker)

Happy weekends. Checking out which recipe to make out tomorrow. If you’re a non-vegetarian person and looking for cooking something with mutton. Here is a choice for you to cook and enjoy this Sunday with your family. This is simple to make and you can make it in a pressure cooker itself. I learnt this recipe from my mom. The mutton is cooked in a curry of roasted spices like pepper, Cumin and Fennel seeds. The Roasted and ground spices added to the gravy gives a super tempting aroma to the dish. You can have this gravy with Rice, pulao, biryani, chapati, Idli, Dosa….. Adjust the pepper quantity depending on your spice level. We had this pepper mutton gravy today along with Ghee rice and onion raita.

Also, take a look at the other mutton recipes.

Mutton pepper fry

Mutton Liver Pepper fry

Let’s see how to make it.

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4


For Roasting and Grinding

Peppercorns – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tbsp

For Gravy

Oil – 2 tbsp(I used groundnut oil)

Cinnamon sticks – 1(1-inch piece )

Cardamon – 2

Cloves – 3

Onion – 2(big sized, thinly sliced)

Crushed ginger garlic – 1 tbsp (you can use ginger garlic paste instead)

Rock salt /Salt to taste

Tomato – 1/2 of a big tomato or 1 medium-sized.

Mutton – 1/2 kg(cut into medium size pieces)

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs


1.Dry Roast peppercorns, Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds in low flame for 3 – 4 minutes until you get a nice aroma of it. Allow them to cool and add it to a blender, grind them to a powder form.

2. In a pressure cooker add oil. Place in medium flame. When it’s hot add Cinnamon sticks, Cardamon and Cloves. Let them sizzle. Then add sliced onions to it. Saute the onions till it turns light golden. Then add crushed garlic ginger paste. Saute them well. The raw smell of the paste should go off. Then add some rock salt/salt. Add chopped tomatoes. Allow them to cook. The tomatoes will become mashy and oil will begin to separate.

3. Add cleaned and washed mutton pieces into it. Mix well. Add the ground spice powder to it. Cook till the mutton starts to leave the water. Add 1 cup of water. Close the lid with the whistles in it and pressure cook until the mutton pieces get soft and tender. My mutton took about 10 whistles to get tender. Add curry leaves to it, check for salt and add if required and cook in medium flame till the required gravy consistency is reached. Then remove from the flame.

Serve hot with Rice, pulao, biryani, Roti, chapati…

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