Green Mutton Masala

As a few memories flash by my mind, I smile and say to myself – for everything that happens in our life, there is something called destiny, or what we call as “Qadr”. Allah has written everything for us and we have to go through all the motions, how much ever we want to get away from it. Sometimes, there will be no answers now, or maybe no answer till we die… but all we can do is trust in His ways. This reminds me Pinof one slide I had saved up with me long back and I never shared it here, but during my occasional browsing, found it and thought it was apt to share at this moment…


A little disclaimer there – I wouldn’t agree with the term “angel” as we have our belief in angels being the most obedient servants of Allah, who only do as per His command. But yes, I truly believe that Allah does sent certain people into your life, who were totally strangers, who will come, influence and teach you what you are supposed to learn and leave you to wonder as to what happened – in the whole process, you become a totally different person – either learn from the experience or degrade from it, which Alhamdulillah, I feel that I have learned and have learned some really important lessons in life…


The love for food is a common connect where you find people who you wouldn’t have otherwise discovered or known… just like the many I have met through this blogging world. But even in my personal life, it has held truth. I got shared this recipe by a dear friend who knew how much I loved to cook. This is not the first recipe that has appeared but this probably maybe the last. The first time, I had too much fluid in my masala, but the whole pan was licked up because the taste was too good. The next time I made, which is when I clicked this, I got enough gravy that would go well with parathas, rotis or even rice. I have made it a few more times, including a gathering of HD’s relatives, only to get rave reviews. The trick is all in the marination – the longer you marinate, the more succulent the mutton turns out to be. Not only that, there is hardly any work that goes into it… A little word of caution though – try to cook on stove top instead of pressure cooker, though I made it in the latter. The mutton becomes so soft that if you overcook, you would have a mutton porridge! πŸ˜‰



This was in fact the mutton recipe I had hinted in this Chicken Masala Biriyani post. πŸ™‚ Just that it has just become time for it to appear on the blog!



Green Mutton Masala

Course Mutton Dishes
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 750 gm mutton washed and drained
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup shallots chopped
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • Curry leaves coriander and mint leaves for garnishing
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves
  • 1/3 bunch mint leaves
  • 1 heaped tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 inch pc ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 pc cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients "for paste" in a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Add it to the mutton and marinate it for at least 1/2 an hour. The more it is left to marinate, the better!
  • Heat your pressure cooker. Add the oil to heat.
  • Saute shallots and onions till soft. Add the tomatoes and saute till mashed.
  • Now add the mutton along with all the marinade. Check the salt.
  • Close and cook till the mutton gets done - three whistles on high flame and 15 minutes on simmer normally does it for me. Allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid and add the curry leaves, coriander and mint leaves. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm with chapathis, porattas or rice!

Join the Conversation

  1. All time favorite!!
    This looks soo delicious….

    1. Thanks a lot Farheen…

  2. I love reading your posts..Lovely dish, stay blessed..

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  3. Oh this looks delicious… drool!

    1. Thanks a lot Jyothi…

  4. The curry sounds so flavourful Rafee. Will try it the next time I get mutton. And you are so right – with some recipes you have to keep a close watch on the mutton or you will get a mutton porridge! (Don't ask me how I know it :D)

    1. Haha Priya… you always make me laugh! Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  5. Drooling over this mutton masala…… love the way u write your thoughts…… mouthwatering here…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  6. That's a delicious looking curry!

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  7. Looks delicious very nice green mutton masala.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  8. what a lovely combination of spices

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  9. tempting mutton curry,yummy!

    1. Thanks a lot Julie…

  10. curry filled with flavoures..yummy

    1. Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  11. Chickeneyum muttoneyum okke haritha sudaram akiyaloo:)) looks really yumm… marinating for long works really well for such flavorful spices and herbs on meat.

    1. Hehe Meena… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you so much daa…

  12. ennikke vaiyya… I am so badly craving to have mutton and there u go …the curry looks awesome…SO perfect with some malabar parotta

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

    1. Thanks a lot Monu…

  13. Mint and coriander leaves add so much flavor to mutton. I like this green idea. I add a lot to my biriyani- which is the only time my two eat mutton. Maybe I should just make the curry and see, right?

    1. Yes you should, Tisa… it is absolutely delicious… thank you so much dearie…

  14. Sameera Rahman says:

    Assalamu alaikum rafeeda
    I fell in love with ur bolg…n the way of explaining qurani aayat…masha Allah!!
    mouth watering mutton masala …insha Allah I will try very soon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah… JazakAllah Khair… In case you try, do keep me posted, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚

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