PULSE Recipes Mutton Masala | Cooking with Aunty D

Mutton Masala | Cooking with Aunty D

2023 May 19

What goes better with chapati than Mutton Masala? Among a zillion ways to make this hot and delicious curry, here is Aunty D’s take on it! 



Oil 2 tbsp

Big Onion 1 large 

Tomato 2 large 

Ginger + Garlic Paste 1 tbsp 

Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp 

Chilli Powder 1  1/2 tsp 

Coriander Powder 1/2 tbsp 

Salt 1 1/2 tsp 

Garam Masala 1 tsp 

Mutton 500 g

Cashew 25 g 

Peppercorn 15 nos

Cumin 1/2 tsp 

Fennel 1/4 tsp 

Curry Leaves 

Red Onion 6 nos 

Grated Coconut 1/4 cup  

Coriander Leaves



To a heated pan, add oil, finely sliced onions, tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste, and sauté them.

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and garam masala to the same pan and combine well.

Add the prepped mutton cubes to the pan and stir everything together until the meat is coated with the spice mixture.

In a separate pan, roast cashews, peppercorns, cumin, fennel, curry leaves, red onions, and grated coconut.

Once roasted, remove the mixture from heat and blend it until smooth.

Add the blended cashew mixture to the mutton mixture and combine while cooking.

Add water to cover the mutton, close the pan with a lid, and let it simmer gently.

As the curry simmers, top it up with some fresh coriander leaves for enhanced flavour and fragrance.

And there you have it a hearty mutton masala curry that everyone is going to love!


Aunty D. is a full-time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. Get Cooking!