Coconut Mutton Fry – Thengai Kari – மட்டன் தேங்காய் வறுவல்

Coconut mutton fry – Another super-duper hit at my home . I tried this recipe for the first time and we loved it. I had it with Rice and garlic rasam. I got this recipe from my sissy and this is here Mother-in-law’s recipe. It is so tasty and differently prepared than the other mutton fries. Here the mutton is marinated with coconut and masala paste, pressure cooked and then roasted well in coconut oil. The mutton is so flavourful because of the coconut.

Also, try my other mutton fry recipes.

Erachi varattiyathu

Mutton pepper fry

Tala Hua Gosht

Mutton Liver Pepper fry

Mutton uppu Kari

Mutton fry

Mutton sukka

Let’s see the recipe of the mutton fry.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves : 3


Mutton – 1/2 kg(boneless)

Coconut oil – 5 tbsp

Chopped Coriander leaves – 1/8 cup

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

For Marination

Coconut pieces – 1 Cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Poppy seeds – 1 tsp(optional)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp

Salt – 1 tsp or as per taste


  1. Grind coconut pieces, poppy seeds, Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, fennel seeds and ginger garlic paste into a paste adding water.

2. Take the cleaned mutton pieces in a bowl. To it add the coconut masala paste, salt and mix well. Then add the marinated mutton to a pressure cooker along with 1 cup of water. Pressure Cook until the mutton gets tender. If there is any water left , fully reduce the water.

3. In a kadai or pan, heat 3 tbsp of oil.when the oil is hot add the cooked mutton along with the masala. Nicely roast the mutton pieces in low to medium flame for 10 mins. Add oil little by little if required and roast them well. Then add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves into it.

Serve hot with Rice and Rasam or with Dal.

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