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Kerala Style Mutton Pepper Fry

Mutton pieces cooked and roasted with pepper and spices. It tastes great along with porotta, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread
Course Side Dish
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 serving
Author Jane Jojo


  • 1 kilogram mutton


  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger (crushed)
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt
  • 11/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 2 Cups Shallots / Small onion
  • 3 numbers green chili
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (optional)
  • 2 sprig curry leaves numbers
  • salt


  1. Marinate the cleaned mutton pieces with the ingredients listed under marination. Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Pressure cook it up to 4-5 whistles or until mutton is done. It varies  a bit based on the meat.
  2. Slice small onion. Slit green chilly lengthwise.  Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion, green chilly, curry leaves and salt. Adding salt, helps the onion to get cooked fast.
  3. Grind ginger and garlic into a fine paste. Once onion turns brown, add ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
  4. Crush the whole black pepper. Add it along with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and fennel powder.  Saute well till the aromatics release the flavor.
  5. Add the cooked mutton. Adjust salt and add vinegar if you need more sourness.
  6. Cook for around 10 minutes or until the consistency you desire. It can be made as a dry or as a semi gravy. I made it as semi gravy.
  7. Enjoy with porotta, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread.

Recipe Notes

Never replace whole black pepper with pepper powder in this recipe.