Mutton Masala curry

by thecurrytheory


OK all spicy curry lovers ATTENTION, please!

This is an amazing mutton masala curry recipe to follow. By the way, just in case you’re wondering what does the term “Masala” means? It means a thickened gravy with yogurt,garam masala(a combination of cloves, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg) and other spices added in. It is used in practically most meat dishes, especially in Biryani (rice dish with meat and spices)which is quite popular in Asia.

Today you will learn to make the most loved non-vegetarian curry dish in India and other parts of Asia. Mutton can be goat meat or lamb meat with bones mostly, today I will be using Goat cubes with bone. I prefer goat over lamb as the texture is softer than Lamb and the taste is better too.

In this dish, I will show you a simple way of getting the taste of India to your dinner tables. I remember growing up in India with my family, every Sunday would be a day we got to eat non-vegetarian dishes like (mutton, chicken fish, etc), It surely was a treat cause the rest of the days my mom would mostly cook rice and lentils and some vegetable curry. We would wait patiently for Sundays to come! here’s a little taste into my childhood. Check out the recipe, do let me know if you tried it at home in the comment section below.


Let me know how it turned out!


Mutton Masala Curry

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2-3 lbs of goat cubes with the bones (washed and cleaned)
  • 1 whole onion chopped
  • 2 small plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • Handful whole garam masala like (1 cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves)
  • 1&1/2 teaspoon salt to taste,
  • 2 tablespoons of Ginger garlic and cilantro paste or ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of Garam masala powder)
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili powder (or 2 if
  • you don't have the curry powder)
  • 1 teaspoon of red curry powder(optional).
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro and lemon slices for garnish.
  • Wash it with water and then some lemon juice or white vinegar.


  1. In a pressure cooker heat 4 tablespoons of oil, to it add whole bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, 2 cloves, and cardamons and fry them for a couple of secs. Then add in the chopped onions. Cook them down to golden brown color for about 5-8 mins.
  2. Add in the chopped tomatoes to the pot and then mix well with the onions. Let it cook for about 5 more mins or until you see the oil separated from the mixture.
  3. Add in the goat meat to the mixture along with yogurt, ginger garlic cilantro paste, or (ginger garlic paste) and mix well.
  4. After a good mix add in the dry ingredients (salt, turmeric, red chili powder, red curry powder,garam masala, coriander powder) and mix thoroughly for about 5 mins.
  5. Finally, add in 2 cups of warm or lukewarm water to the cooker and set it for 15-20 mins on medium flame.
  6. Tip: If you do not own a pressure cooker you can use a regular dutch oven or stainless steel/aluminum pot the only difference is that it increases the cooking time from 20 mins to 40 mins or until the meat is nice and tender.
  7. Turn off the flame after 15-20 mins and let it sit for another 5-7 mins until all the pressure is off the cooker.
  8. Open the lid carefully, serve hot with some jasmine or basmati rice or any bread you like. Garnish with cilantro Enjoy the authentic taste of mutton masala curry.

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