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Mutton/ Lamb Pepper Fry | Mutton Chukka Recipe | Restaurant Style Mutton Pepper Fry

Dull, cold and dark days is what I have been seeing here and its been so cold that all I want to do all day is roll under the sheets and take a long peaceful nap but here I am planning to do a post that is a super hit at home. The pictures were taken in my camera (which I am missing a lot now :( ) and when it was hail and healthy. Somehow this post has been postponed for long now. 

Lamb pepper fry is packed with spicy, rich flavors and is super easy to prepare. It requires a good cut meat, you can use baby lamb shoulder / goat (mutton) for this recipe with/ without bones. Its a side to go along with rice/ chapatti but the way I love it is a kadai rice, where the left over masala is been tossed with rice and relished to the fullest. I got this recipe online and to my surprise this is one dish that I make every time I but lamb it is so good and something that you will end up doing again and again. 

Serves ~ 2 
Cook & Prep time ~ 20 mins
Recipe Source ~ Vah Chef


Mutton/Baby Lamb (shoulder) with/without bones - 250 gms
Onion - 1 big
Garlic - 4-5 pods
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli  - 5-6 slit
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Whole spices - Jeera/cumin 1 tsp, cinnamon - 1 inch stick, Bay leaf - 2
Butter/ Ghee - 1 tsp 
Cumin/ Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper cons - 1 tsp
Lime/ Lemon juice - 2 tbsp


  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and add the whole spices - cinnamon  bay leaf, jeera as they start to release aroma add the onions, turmeric and let it caramelized it should take a minute. 
  • To this add the lamb and mix well, add 1 cup water and close the lid and place the knob/weight and let it pressure cook for 4-5 whistles until well cooked, let the pressure gradually settle.
  • In the meantime add the garlic pods, peppercorn and cumin/jeera and using a mixier / mortar/ pestle grind it coarsely. Heat a non stick pan with butter add the coarse paste and once it releases aroma add the curry leaves and green chilli, all the spices cumin, corriander, red chilli powder mix well and include the cooked lamb. If your mixture is watery let it cook on medium until it thickens or reaches the desired consistency. Drizzle with little lime juice 
  • Serve hot with rice / chappati  

Cooks Wisdom 

- Lamb/ mutton can be replaced for this dish 
- Pressure cooker helps is cooking the meat soft, tender and quicker
- Using a wide bottom vessel helps in even cooking


  1. simple and too spicy :) my kind of recipe..

  2. Flavorful mutton curry.. Looks so tempting and delicious, Priya.. :)

  3. I am going to try this on coming Sunday. Looks so tempting!

  4. Mouth-watering...delicious thick fry...

  5. wow - simple recipe and ur pics are awesome:)

  6. This look so good...Priya...really yum!! I am sure its going to be a instant hit with my husband as he is a mutton lover...

  7. YUMMY....mouth watering mutton fry

  8. I am no good with meat recipes...and my son loves meat:( I am giving this a try sometime:) Get well soon camera:)

  9. Perfect for the season.....looks aromatic and yum....

  10. Love pepper flavored lamb,makes me drool,especially the second close up pic..yum

  11. I am not a lamb meat lover but this looks yummy.. tempted to try this soon. :)

  12. oh..u r back with camers..yummy as always..:)

  13. I can enjoy thoroughly this pepper fry with hot steaming rice.

  14. nice and rustic dear. nice to c u back in action

  15. Delicious mutton curry.

  16. Lovely and simple recipe :)

  17. Super and yummlicious dish!!

  18. I am not a lamb lover but bala like very much...going to try this soon priya...look so yum...

  19. Looks great priya! Hope you enjoyed it.

  20. wow the gravy...very temptg...ummmm

  21. Mouthwatering curry dear...lovely clicks...

  22. Priya, that is such a lip smacking recipe, super like!

  23. Thank you for this recipe Priya. Simple and Delicious


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