Mutton Kuzhambu for Rice, Mutton Curry for Rice

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Simple Mutton Kuzhambu recipe. Spicy Mutton curry for rice recipe made in a pressure cooker. Perfect for weekday dinners. Recipe with step by step pictures and video. Mutton Kuzhambu – Kuzhambu is a curry and pronounced as (koo-lum-boo) in Tamil.

Here is a simple mutton curry recipe that can be made in a pressure cooker and it goes well perfectly with rice. Here is how to do it.
Note: If you are looking for a similar chicken curry recipe, do check this recipe.

Here is the video of Mutton Kuzhambu for Rice, Mutton Curry for Rice

First we will make a raw masala paste.
Here is what you will need.
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Take all the masala ingredients in a mixie and grind it to a smooth paste. Add a cup of water to grind. The masala has white poppy seeds and this ingredient is banned in the middle east. If you cannot source poppy seeds, just omit it or add a little cashew nut instead. Make sure to grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste. Many of you have asked about the mixie i have. I have a panasonic mixie and very happy about it. Here is the link for the panasonic mixie.

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Take a pan and add in the oil. When the oil is hot, add in the sliced onions. Add in the curry leaves and whole green chillies. I kept it whole as I don’t want the spice to go high. Green chillies impart a nice flavour to the curry. If you like a really spicy curry, you can cut up a couple of green chillies and can keep the rest whole.
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Once the onions are sauteed and soft, add in the tomatoes and the salt. Saute for a couple of minutes.
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Add in turmeric powder and red chilli powder. If you want a spicy curry, add in more chilli powder.
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Saute for a few seconds.
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Add in the ground paste. Add half cup of water to the empty mixie jar and wash off all the leftover masala paste and add it back to the pan. Do not waste the precious delicious masala. Saute for 4-5 minutes until the raw smell of the masala is gone.
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Add in the cleaned, washed mutton pieces to the pan. I always use mutton with the bone as bone is where all the flavor is. The bone broth is very healthy too.
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Add in two cups of water. Let it come to a boil. Once its boiling, check for seasoning and adjust salt or spice accordingly at this stage.
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Cover the pan with a pressure cooker lid and reduce the flame to the lowest possible. Remember: Reduce the flame to sim. Cooking at a high heat will burn the curry at the bottom. So caution on that. Allow the curry to cook for 30-35 minutes. Ignore the number of whistles. Slow cooking the mutton brings out all the flavour. After the said time, remove the pressure cooker from heat and allow the pressure to settle on its own. After opening the cooker, if the curry is watery, simmer the curry to desired consistency.
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Mutton curry is ready. Serve hot with rice. One of the simplest but a super duper week day curry you can make for your family.
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Mutton Kuzhambu for Rice, Mutton Curry for Rice

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Simple Mutton Kuzhambu recipe. Spicy Mutton curry for rice recipe made in a pressure cooker. Perfect for weekday dinners. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the raw masala paste

  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoon white poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 15 small onions (Indian shallots)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cup water to grind

Other ingredients

  • 500750 grams mutton with bone
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 5 green chillies (keep whole)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water to cook

Instructions

  1. Take all the masala ingredients in a mixie and grind it to a smooth paste. Add a cup of water to grind.
  2. Take a pan and add in the oil. When the oil is hot, add in the sliced onions. Add in the curry leaves and whole green chillies.
  3. Once the onions are sauteed and soft, add in the tomatoes and the salt. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add in turmeric powder and red chilli powder. If you want a spicy curry, add in more chilli powder. Saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add in the ground paste. Add half cup of water to the empty mixie jar and wash off all the leftover masala paste and add it back to the pan.
  6. Add in the cleaned, washed mutton pieces to the pan.
  7. Add in two cups of water. Let it come to a boil. Once its boiling, check for seasoning and adjust salt or spice accordingly at this stage.
  8. Cover the pan with a pressure cooker lid and reduce the flame to the lowest possible. Remember: Reduce the flame to sim. Allow the curry to cook for 30-35 minutes. Ignore the number of whistles. Slow cooking the mutton brings out all the flavour. After the said time, remove the pressure cooker from heat and allow the pressure to settle on its own.
  9. Mutton curry is ready. Serve hot with rice.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: South Indian

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65 thoughts on “Mutton Kuzhambu for Rice, Mutton Curry for Rice”

  1. Deepa Kodali

    Best mutton curry I have tasted in a long time! We loved it! Great recipe, Suguna. I have been following your blog and IG from a long time but this is the first time I attempted to cook a recipe. Delicious!!! Thank you!

  2. Super ma’am. We made this recipe today. It turned out delicious. The kulambu was rich and tasty. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.






  3. Hi sis how are you take care of your health sis I suggested your recipes to my family members your cooking always rocking.






  4. Love your recipes. Learning from your blog all that I have missed learning from my mother and grandmother

      1. Ohhhhhh my god that’s was awesome taste… My hubby addicted to this dish… He s repeatedly asking this gravy.. thank you sooo much mam… God bless you always…. Have a happy and healthy day ever…






  5. Hello Suguna akka,

    Hope you feel better soon, Love all your recipes. Pray for your speedy recovery!






  6. What size pressure cooker do you use for this recipe?

    Love your recipes.all en pointe ☺️

  7. Benazir Khathu Rahimkhan

    Hi… how r u? Is 2 teaspoon poppy seed or 2 tablespoons? Does poppy seeds make drowsiness?

  8. Hi aunty your receipes are simply superb,can u able to post Mutton ghee roast.. im waiting for that receipe






  9. Great recipe. Tried this with a minor variation, lightly fried the raw masala ingredients in oil before grinding into a paste. It came out very well and the family loved it.

    One question – the mutton curry recipes (from Coimbatore), coriander powder is used generously. Your recipe didn’t include it, any particular reason?

    Thanks again for the wonderful recipes






  10. Can I prepare this with less amount of coconut?Should I reduce spices if I do like that?

  11. Hi,
    Your recipes are great.
    I get the feeling that you have tried and tested each recipe with great care so that we can blindly follow the steps and prepare a great dish.
    Keep it up thank you






  12. Suguna mam wishing u a speedy recovery. U r my inspiration in cooking. The perfect authencity of the recipies u share is something amazing. I this mutton kulambu, don’t we need to use coriander powder or seeds(while grinding)?

  13. Jill-Ann Shah

    Dear Mrs. Vinodh,
    Thank you for all your lovely recipes. Take care and get well soon. Have you got a tennis elbow as my mum who knitts a lot suffers from something similar and there is no medical treatment for it, only rest. So please take good rest & a speedy recovery.

  14. Hi …very tempting one…will try today…..please take care of your health..get well soon






  15. Hi Kannangath I’m forever indebted to you as my first visit to your blog marked a positive change to my cooking skills.. which was hitherto quite in despair.. my best wishes for your speedy recovery.. waiting to try out this delicious mutton dish soon






  16. Senthilkumar Kuppan

    Hi Suguna,

    I am a big fan of your blog and recipes. Take care and Get well soon. Waiting for more recipes from you.

    Thanks,
    Senthil

  17. Super duper kalakkal !! Now I’m ready to attempt the kolambu!! Get well soon Akka !! Waiting for a lot more recipes from you!






  18. Hi Suguna, hope you feel better and recover soon. Have always loved your recipes and posts.
    Much Regards – Bhavani






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