Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe - Kerala Mutton Masala

Here's a delicious recipe of Kerala Mutton Roast, where mutton is cooked and simmered in a spicy tomato onion gravy flavoured with curry leaves, cumin seeds and other garam masalas. Pair this up with rotis, dosas, appams and even rice and enjoy your Sunday Lunch.

Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe - Kerala Mutton Masala
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Kerala is a land of many tastes and cuisines. You will find both ardent vegetarians and non vegetarians in this God's Own Country. Since Kerala has a majority of its state along the Arabian Sea coast, the non vegetarians primarily consume a lot of fish and beef but mutton comes to a close second in terms of choice of meat. As with the case, mutton is prepared with locally available ingredients, mostly with the inclusion of coconut. 

Besides, this recipe of Kerala Mutton Roast, is cooked in a tomato onion gravy, spiced with ginger, garlic, garam masala and topped off with curry leaves (typical Kerala Style). In this recipe, the mutton is cooked with the bone as it adds more flavour and once it is cooked, the tender and soft mutton falls of the bone. 

Serve Kerala Mutton Roast along with Kerala Style Pulissery Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu) and Steamed rice for a complete meal or can be eaten along with RotisGhee Roast Dosa or Kerala Style Appams.

If you like this recipe of Kerala Mutton Roast, here are a few more Mutton Recipes that you must try. 

Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M


2 Servings


  • 500 grams Mutton , with bone (adds flavour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • For the masala
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt , as per your taste

How to make Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe - Kerala Mutton Masala

  1. To begin making Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe, wash and clean the mutton pieces well. 

  2. In a pressure cooker, combine the mutton pieces, pepper powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix well.

  3. Add 1 cup of water. Close the pressure cooker and place on high flame.

  4. Once the first whistle blows, reduce the flame to low and then let it continue to be on low flame for another 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  5. Transfer the mutton pieces in a bowl and keep the stock aside. The stock will be utilized later. 

  6. In a deep pan or wok add coconut oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add sliced onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes until the onions become soft and translucent.

  7. Now add fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and let it cook for 2 minutes. 

  8. To the onion mix, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder salt and stir well. Saute for a couple of minutes until the Kerala Mutton Roast masala comes together.

  9. Once the raw smell of the masala is gone, add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft and mushy. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes.

  10. At this stage add the mutton stock and the mutton pieces into this Mutton Roast masala. Let this cook on medium to high flame until the Kerala Mutton Roast becomes semi dry.

  11. Once the Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe is done, turn off the heat, check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  12. Serve Kerala Mutton Roast along with Kerala Style Pulissery Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu) and Steamed rice for a complete meal or can be eaten along with Rotis, Ghee Roast Dosa or Kerala Style Appams.

Kerala Mutton Roast Recipe - Kerala Mutton Masala is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest