Tuesday 30 June 2020

Mutton Varuval / Spicy Mutton Fry (Tamil nadu style)

This spicy Mutton fry is simple, easy to make, delicious dish cooked with many flavorful spices.  It goes well with rice paired with any mutton gravy / sambar / rasam / curd rice.

Do give this recipe a try!

15 mins
40 mins
Recipe for Mutton Varuval / Spicy Mutton Fry 
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves - 3 to 4(approximately)


Mutton - ½ kg
Onion - 1 (big)
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Tomato - 1 (medium sized)
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

To grind:
Pepper - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds / sanuf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
Cinnamon -1
Cloves - 3 or 4
Cardamom - 1
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Take a pressure cooker; add mutton, turmeric powder, and salt ; along with 2 cups of water.

Give it a mix and close the lid; pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles or till it becomes soft.
( the mutton stock can be used for preparing rasam, soup)

Heat oil in a kadai and season with cinnamon, cardamom, green chillies and curry leaves; after it splutters, add the onions. 

Sauté till the colour changes; add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and salt. Stir well till the tomatoes becomes soft.

After that add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the cooked mutton; mix well. 

Allow to cook till the water evaporates and masala becomes thick. 

At last add pepper mixture and coriander leaves and give it a stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes ; switch of the flame.

Spicy Mutton fry is ready to serve.


Adjust the water quantity and spice level to suit your taste.

The cooking time depends upon the quality of mutton.

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