How to Make Nadan Mutton Curry | Kerala Style Mutton Curry | Step by Step Recipe

Nadan Mutton Curry | Kerala Style Mutton Curry | Step by Step Recipe

Nadan Mutton Curry

Kerala style,spicy Mutton curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients:

  1. Mutton,cut into medium pieces-500 gms
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  3. Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tsp
  4. Green chilies,sliced – 1 ( or according to taste)
  5. Shallots,sliced – 1/2 cup
  6. Curry leaves – 1 or 2 sprigs
  7. Water – as required
  8. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  9. Curry leaves – 1 or 2 sprigs
  10. Green chilies,sliced – 1 or 2( or according to taste)
  11. Ginger,julienned – 1" piece
  12. Garlic,sliced – 3 large cloves
  13. Onion ,thinly sliced – 1 cup( 1 large)
  14. Coconut,sliced – 2 to 3 tbsp
  15. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (optional)
  16. Tomato,chopped – 1/4 cup( one small)
  17. Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  18. Salt – to taste
  19. Oil – as required

To roast and grind:

  1. Dry red chilies- 4 ( see notes)
  2. Coriander seeds -1 and 1/2 tsp
  3. Cinnamon – 1/2" piece
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cloves- 2
  7. Black peppercorns – 1/2 to 3/4 tsp

Instructions:

  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast all the ingredients listed under " To roast and grind",stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes.Allow this to cool completely and grind to form a fine powder.
  • In a pressure cooker add the prepared masala powder,mutton,turmeric powder,ginger-garlic paste,one green chili,shallots , curry leaves ,salt to taste and sufficient amount of water( about 3/4 to 1 cup).Cook until mutton is done.( For best result, cook covered in a heavy bottomed pan for about 45 to 60 minutes.).Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a claypot/manchatti.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add curry leaves,green chilies,ginger and garlic.Saute for few seconds.
  • Next add onion and sliced coconut . Cook until onion turns soft ,stirring frequently .(Onions should turn really soft and  it will take about 15 to 18 minutes over medium low flame.)
  • Next add chopped tomato and mix well.
  • Cook until tomato turns mushy.Add kashmiri chili powder,if using and saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked mutton along with the stock into the onion mixture.Add more salt if required.Mix well  until combined.
  • Cover and cook over medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or until gravy turns thick.Finally add 1 tsp coconut oil and few curry leaves , switch off the stove.Serve with rice or Ari pathiri or kerala parotta.
  • NOTES
    • Adjust the amount of green chilies and black pepper according to your taste.
    • Use dry Kashmiri red chilies for a rich red color.It is milder in taste compared to regular red chilies.