Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe - Malabar Mutton Roast

Simple and delicious, Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe is succulent pieces of mutton cooked Kerala style gravy. Serve it for a weekend meal along with steaming hot appams.

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Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe - Malabar Mutton Roast
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Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe is a Malabar style Mutton Roast, marinated along with simple spices and stir fried to give it a lovely roasted flavour. 

Coconut oil and curry leaves lend the South Indian notes to this lip smacking dish.   

Serve this Indian Non-Vegetarian Dish as part of your weekend meals or put it on your dinner party menu. 

Serve this Mutton Varattiyathu along with Kerala Style Appam Recipe or Malabar Parotta Recipe for a quick weekend lunch.

Take a look at some more Kerala style recipes: 

  1. Kerala Style Chicken Stew Recipe
  2. Kerala Kadala Curry Recipe
  3. Kerala Style duck curry with Coconut Milk Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Main Course
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

45 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

70 M


3 Servings


  • 600 grams Mutton
  • 1 Onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tomato , thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , pounded
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , pounded
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt , Salt
  • For the masala
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • Salt

How to make Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe - Malabar Mutton Roast

  1. To begin making the Mutton Varattiyathu, thoroughly wash and clean the mutton pieces. 

  2. To marinate the mutton, in a mixing bowl combine sliced onions and tomatoes,  ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste and a few curry leaves along with the mutton. Mix well and allow the mutton to marinate for 30 minutes. 

  3. In a pressure cooker, add in the marinated mutton pieces along with the marinade and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Turn off the flame and allow the pressure to release naturally.  

  4. In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil on medium flame, add curry leaves, allow them to crackle and then add dried red chillies. 

  5. Next add the sliced onions and saute for a couple of minutes. Once they have slightly softened,  add in cumin powder and fenugreek seed, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, salt and give it a good stir. 

  6. At this stage add in the cooked mutton to it and mix well with the masala. Add quarter cup of water and allow thee mutton to come to a rolling boil. 

  7. Garnish it with curry leaves and Mutton Roast is ready to be served.

  8. Serve this Mutton Varattiyathu along with Kerala Style Appam Recipe or Malabar Parotta Recipe for a quick weekend lunch.


•If you want more gravy then add half cup water to the mutton .

•Goes well with naan,appam, paratha, rice and puttu

• I used garlic to garnish.

Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe - Malabar Mutton Roast is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest

Last Modified On Wednesday, 08 April 2020 05:30
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