Simple Mutton curry in a Pressure cooker – மட்டன் குழம்பு

I have already posted many mutton curries and gravies recipes in the blog. This one is so simple to make and this mutton curry is often prepared at my homes and in functions in our place to go along with ghee rice. In this recipe, I have used a masala powder. It is home made and it contains turmeric, dried red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, pepper seeds, fennel seeds. This masala powder is the key ingredient which gives a special taste to the curry. Add the masala powder as per taste. This kind of masala powder is also available at stores. I bought this masala powder back from India. I used to store them in an airtight container and refrigerate them so that they stay fresh for a long period of time. I will try to post the exact recipe of it during my next vacation.

Let’s see how to make this simple curry in a pressure cooker.

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4 – 5


Oil – 2 tbsp

Cinnamon stick – 2(1-inch piece)

cardamon – 2

Cloves – 3

Onion – 1 (medium-sized,sliced)

Pandan leaves – a few (optional)

Green chillies – 5

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Chopped Tomato – 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Meat masala powder/Masala powder – 2 – 2.5 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Mutton – 1/2 kg

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – a few


1.In a cooker heat 2 tbsp of oil. Then add cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Let them splutter. Add sliced onions, pandan leaves(rambae leaves) and green chillies. Saute the onions to golden. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute it in oil till the raw smell of it goes off. Then add chopped tomatoes to it. Cook until the tomatoes turn mushy and the oil begins to appear at edges. Place flame in low and add turmeric powder, meat masala powder and salt. Mix them all together.

2. Grind coconut into a fine paste adding water.

3. Clean the mutton pieces and wash them well in water. Drain the water completely and them into the pressure cooker. Mix well the mutton pieces with the masala. Then add red chilli powder into it. Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook until the mutton gets tender.

4. Add the ground coconut paste into it and mix well. Add water as required (1 cup). Also, add few curry leaves. Check for salt and add if required. Again pressure cook on a medium flame for 1 whistle or cover and cook on low flame for 10 mins.

Mutton curry is ready to be served.

Serve along with Rice, Ghee rice, dosa, idli, roti or parotta.

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