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Mutton Curry with Shallots

Course Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Non Vegetarian
Dish Type Mutton Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 1/2 kg Mutton
  • 1 cup Small Onions
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • Curry Leaves handful
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Mint Leaves handful
  • Coriander Leaves handful


  • Wash and cut Mutton into small pieces. Drain in a colander
  • Soak the poppy seeds, drain and then grind with coconut to a smooth paste.
  • Soak and peel the pearl onions.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Add curry leaves, pearl onions. Saute well till they turn brown.
  • Add the mutton pieces, next add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt. Cook on high till the mutton is well coated.
  • Simmer and cover with lid. Let all the moisture all evaporate.
  • Add the coconut poppy seeds paste and continue sauteeing. Now add the mint and coriander leaves. And once it is combined well, add tomatoes.
  • Add a cup of water. Cover with lid and pressure cook for four whistles.
  • Once the pressure falls down, cook for a couple of mins and serve with Masala Annam.


This gravy is served with Masala Annam.
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