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How to make Mutton Kulambu? Spicy Yummy Mutton Kuzhambu Recipe! For Chapathi and Rice!

Here's the recipe for a spicy, yummy, and authentic mutton kuzhambu! The rich aroma and taste take things to a whole another level, if prepared properly.


For mutton kuzhambu masala:

  • 3 Cloves
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • 2 Cardamom
  • ½ Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds

For the coconut paste:

  • tbsp Oil
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 large Tomato
  • teaspoons Chilli powder
  • tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 5-8 Cashews about

For making mutton kulambu

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cardamom
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • 10-15 Shallots
  • Curry leaves – A sprig
  • 3 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 500 gms Mutton with or without bones
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • Salt – to taste


Mutton Kulambu recipe

  • First lets prepare the masala powder for mutton kulambu.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients given under “mutton kuzhambu masala” until you get a nice aroma.
  • Once cooled, grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • Next, in a pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Add in the roughly chopped onion and saute till it gets translucent.
  • Add in the tomato and fry till it gets half mushy. Now add the chilli powder and fry so that the raw smell goes away.
  • Switch off the stove and add the coriander powder and give it a good mix. Once cooled, transfer to a mixer jar, add in 1 cup grated coconut and grind to a fine paste using little water.
  • Now, its time to make the gravy.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil a pressure cooker pan and add in the spices – bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon.
  • Once you get a nice aroma, add in the shallots and fry briefly. Add in the curry leaves.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.
  • Now, add the mutton pieces, mix well and add salt.
  • Add the ground masala powder, give it a mix and also add the ground paste.
  • Now you can add 1 1/2 – 2 cups water depending upon the consistency you require.
  • Add the garam masala, and check for salt once – add if needed.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 5-6 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles, open the cooker. Delicious mutton gravy is ready.
  • Enjoy it with rice, or dosa as per your wish!
Keyword Mutton Kuzhambu Recipe