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Mutton masala recipe

Restaurant style mutton curry recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
marination1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: mutton recipes, restaurant style
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to fry onions

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 medium onions - thinly sliced

To grind along with fried onions

  • 8-9 nos red chillies
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 10 nos garlic
  • 2 inch ginger

For marination

  • 1/2 kg mutton
  • handful mint leaves - chopped
  • handful coriander leaves - chopped
  • 2 sprig curry leaves - chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh curd

For the curry

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil

Onion petals topping

  • 1 large onion - cur into half and petals removed
  • pinch salt
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp oil


  • Firstly fry the thinly sliced onions until golden brown and take it in a bowl. 
  • To the fried onions, add cashews, poppy seeds, red chillies, ginger and garlic. Grind it to a fine paste. 
  • Mix the paste with mutton pieces in a mixing bowl. 
  • Further add salt, chopped coriander, chopped mint leaves, chopped curry leaves, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder, and curd. 
  • Mix well and marinate it for at least 1 hour. 
  • Heat butter + oil in a pan and put in the marinated mutton pieces. 
  • Mix well, close and cook until the mutton is well cooked and soft. 
  • Lastly, roast the onion petals in a sepearate pan with a pinch of salt and chilli powder. 
  • Fry until roasted and add the onions to the curry and mix well. 
  • serve hot with chapathi and salad.