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Mutton peralan recipe

Mutton pepper fry recipe Kerala style
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kerala recipes, mutton recipes, popular recipes of kerala
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 kg mutton - chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1 piece cinnamon
  • 4-5 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 12-15 no small onions - sliced
  • 1 medium onion - sliced
  • 1 large tomato - chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 no green chilli - slit
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • small piece banana leaf - optional


  • In a pressure cooker, add mutton pieces, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • add water until mutton pieces get immersed and add salt to taste.
  • mix well and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai, add bay leaves and cinnamon.
  • crush the garlic and add to the pan. saute till aromatic.
  • further add small onions and fry until slightly brown.
  • when the small onions start turning brown, add big onions and fry till slightly brown.
  • At this stage, add tomatoes, salt and fry till mushy.
  • add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and mix well.
  • pour the cooked mutton along with the broth. optionally, take out a cup of broth for soup/rasam.
  • let it cook further on high heat until all the masala is dried up.
  • add slit green chilli and freshly crushed pepper powder.
  • mix well and cook for a minute or two.
  • close the mutton with banana leaf and cook further for 5 minutes in simmer.
  • put off flame and serve hot with rice and curry of your choice.