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Aadu Kurma ~ Malabar Mutton Kurma

Course Curry
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 kg mutton
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 large onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • 2 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 15 cashewnuts soaked in 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves chopped


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the onions and saute till wilted.
  • Add in the ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add in the coriander and black pepper powders and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the mutton and around 1/2 cup water. Add salt to taste.
  • Cook for three whistles or till done, and switch off.
  • Meanwhile, grind the coconut and cashew nuts till smooth, adding a little or whole of the soaked water.
  • Once the mutton is done, switch on the flame, add in the ground mixture, garam masala and coriander leaves and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the tomatoes, switch off the flame.
  • Close the lid and set aside undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with rice or porottas.