Kerala Style Varutharacha Mutton Curry Recipe

Kerala curries are typically made by roasting the whole spice like coconut, coriander seeds, dry red chillies, fennel , cinnamon, cloves , cardamom and curry leaves which gives it a traditional taste to their mutton curries. "Varutharacha" in malayalam means" Roasted" so the mutton is roasted well with spices and served along with idiyappam.

Jyothi Rajesh
Kerala Style Varutharacha Mutton Curry Recipe
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Kerala Varutharacha Curry is ground masala added to the curry. Mutton curry made from ground masala along with coconut is a spicy, delicious curry that goes perfectly with appam, idiyappam, and rice. It’s peppery, spicy and delicious. With added freshly grated coconut, the spice is balanced out.

Here are few more Kerala style curries that are must try

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  3. Kerala style Fish Curry Recipe
  4. Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


3 Servings


  • 500 grams Mutton
  • 1/2 cup Shallots
  • 1/3 cup Tomatoes
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • Fresh coconut , few sliced pieces
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • For the masala
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 8 Dry Red Chillies
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/2 cup Shallots
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil

How to make Kerala Style Varutharacha Mutton Curry Recipe

  1. To prepare Kerala Varutharacha Mutton Curry Recipe, mash mutton pieces well. Add the mutton pieces into pressure cooker along with cumin seeds and little shallot slices, turmeric powder and salt. Add ½ cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

  2. Now in a wok add 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Add shallots, ginger and garlic pieces and sauté for 2 minutes.  

  3. Remove it from the pan and keep aside. Add dried red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom seeds, and roast.

  4. After add grated coconut and sauté till spices are roasted well and coconut turns golden brown. Make sure not to burn the spices. Remove from the pan.

  5. Transfer shallots, ginger garlic mix, roasted spice-coconut mix into a blender. Add little water and grind into smooth paste.

  6. In a wok add coconut oil. Saute sliced shallots until translucent. Add the coconut slices.

  7. Add the cooked mutton pieces and roast for 5 minutes.

  8. Next add tomato slices and continue to cook.

  9. After some time add red chili powder, salt to taste and mix.

  10. Add the ground masala paste and cook until oil separates from the sides of the pan.

  11. Add the water in which mutton was cooked into the wok and bring it to boil.

  12. Sprinkle curry leaves. Check for seasoning.

  13. Once fully cooked turn off flame and serve Kerala Varutharacha Mutton Curry Recipe hot with steamed rice.

  14. Serve Kerala Varutharacha Mutton Curry along with appam, idiyappam or rice for a weekend lunch or dinner.