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Mutton Chops Karnataka Style

A Karnataka Style Mutton Chops : Is a spicy curry where tender lamb chop cuts are cooked in freshly roasted spices and coconut to get a thick spicy green curry
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka, South India
Keyword Mutton, Non-Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 491kcal
Author Muktha H S


To Cook Mutton

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1.5 " inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 500 grams Mutton
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

For Masala Paste

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 2" inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • ½ - ¾ tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 5-6 Green Chillies
  • 1 Onion Small size
  • 20-22 Garlic cloves
  • 2" inch Ginger
  • cup Fresh Coconut
  • ½ tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5-2 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves

For Curry

  • 1 tablespoon Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 Onion Medium Size , chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Mint leaves
  • 1.5-2 cups Water or as required
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt or as required


To cook Mutton

  • Wash mutton well and drain water completely.
  • In a pressure cooker , add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil .
  • Add 1 bay leaf , cinnamon sticks , cloves and green cardamom and saute for a minute till spices turn aromatic
  • Now add in mutton into the pressure cooker.
  • Add Turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Mix well everything and close the lid.
  • Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Allow pressure to settle down naturally.
  • Open the lid and check whether mutton is well cooked. If its not cooked again pressure cook for 1 or more whistles. Cooking of mutton depends on how tender the meat is , so cook accordingly.

To make Masala Paste

  • In a Pan/ kadai , heat 1 teaspoon of oil.
  • Add cinnamon sticks , cloves , black pepper corns , green cardamom and saute for a 1-2 minutes till spices turns aromatic.
  • Now add ½ tablespoon of poppy seeds / kus kus and saute for few seconds.
  • Add 1 small onion, 20-22 garlic cloves, 2” inch ginger and 5-6 green chillies.
  • Saute till raw smell of onion and garlic goes off.
  • Now add in ⅓ cup of coconut, turmeric powder and coriander powder, sauté for 3-4 minutes, till it turns aromatic.
  • Turn off the stove and let it cool completely.
  • Transfer roasted spices into a mixer jar/ blender and blend to a smooth paste by adding little water.

To make curry

  • In the same pan/ kadai , heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add 1 medium size onion chopped and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Now add 2 tablespoon of chopped mint leaves and sauté along with onions.
  • To this , add above prepared green masala paste and ¼ - ½ cup of blender rinsed water and
  • Cook masala paste on medium heat , until it starts to bubbles or oil starts to release from the edges. This is very important step masala should smell aromatic and there should not be any kind of raw smell in the masala.
  • Now add cooked mutton pieces and mix well, let masala paste coats mutton .
  • Let mutton mixes well with masala paste and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add 1.5-2 cups of water, salt as per taste and mix well. If you want a thick gravy then just add 1 cup of water.
  • Cover lid and continue to cook on medium heat till it comes to boiling and oil starts to float on top.
  • Now open lid and keep on simmer for 2-3 minutes. If you want a thick gravy continue to cook curry in open untill it reaches the desied consistency.
  • Turn off the stove. And serve with steamed rice or flat bread of your choice.



Calories: 491kcal