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Slurp! Kerala Mutton Stew recipe

By Jofy Abraham
August 03, 2015 18:22 IST
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To get the incredible flavour, mutton pieces are slow-cooked in coconut milk and Kerala spices.

Here's a step-by-step recipe for breakfast Mutton Stew:

Breakfast Mutton Stew

Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4


Breakfast Mutton Stew

  • 1/2 kg mutton, cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
  • 10 to 15 small onions
  • 1 tspn ginger, chopped
  • 8 garlic pods, chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • Half coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 potato thinly, sliced
  • Few curry leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Water


Mutton Stew process

Step 1

  • Add mutton pieces, curry leaves, small onions, ginger garlic, green chillies, pepper powder, garam masala, vinegar, turmeric powder, 1/4 cup water in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook for two whistles on high flame and two whistles on low flame.

Mutton Stew process

Step 2

  • Extract one cup of each -- thick and thin coconut milk.

Mutton Stew process

Step 3

  • Coat the potato slices with chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and shallow fry them. Keep them aside.

Step 4

  • Once the whistles are done, open the pressure cooker.
  • Strain the juice that has come from the cooked mutton and keep it aside.

Step 5

  • Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil. Add the mutton pieces and sear on flame heat for five minutes. Keep stirring constantly.
  • Once done, remove the mutton and keep it aside.

Step 6

  • In the same pan, add mutton juice, thin coconut milk and let it boil for two minutes.

Step 7

  • Add the seared mutton pieces and allow the gravy to boil for the next 5 minutes in medium flame.

Step 8

  • Finally add thick coconut milk and fried potato chips.
  • Check salt and add if required. 
  • Stir well and turn off flame.

Step 9

  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with aapams/bread/rotis/dosa.


  • Do not cook after adding thick coconut milk.
  • Adding potato is optional.

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