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Mutton sukka recipe

mutton chukka fry recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: mutton, mutton recipes, mutton sukka
Servings: 1 kg mutton
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 kg mutton
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt

ginger garlic tomato paste

  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1 medium tomato - chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 10-12 nos garlic

for fry

  • 3 tbsp ground nut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 no star anise
  • 5-6 no cloves
  • 2 nos bay leaf
  • 2 nos red chilli - broken
  • 3 sprig curry leaves
  • 1.5 cups small onions - sliced
  • salt for frying
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder

cashew paste

  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp khus khus
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds


  • take a cooker and add washed and cleaned mutton pieces. add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt.and rasam.
  • grind together green chilli, tomatoes, garlic and ginger to a fine paste.
  • add the tomato ginger garlic paste to cooker and mix well.
  • close and pressure cook for 8-10 whistles. I have not added water for cooking mutton. as it was tender and juicy.open and check if the mutton is soft and cooked.
  • now heat oil preferably groundnut oil in a deep kadai and pop in cumin seeds, bay leaf, red chillies, cinnamon, star anise, cloves. mix well and add curry leaves.
  • further add 1.5 cups sliced shallots and salt for frying. fry until the onions are pink. 
  • meanwhile grind together cashews, khus khus, cumin, fennel seeds, cinnamon to a fine paste.
  • add the cooked mutton, ground cashew paste and mix well.
  • cook for 30 minutes in simmer until all the water is dried up and the mutton is roasted. lastly add pepper powder and ghee.
  • put the flame to high and mix well for a minute. serve hot with rice