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Monday, February 08, 2021

Kerala Style Mutton- Potato(Kizhangu) Curry | Aloo-Gosht (Step by Step Pics)

Mutton has its own distinct flavors may that be the famous biriyani or the gravy based curries. The meat with a little fat on it adds the flavor to the dish so we can't avoid the fat completely in such dishes. We buy mutton occasionally because of the red meat factor affect on health and hence the scarcity of mutton recipes in my space too. However once mutton is cooked at home, all love a lot and so do they enjoy too. The tender mutton meat (goat meat) when cooked is succulent and delicious. 

Today's recipe is a lovely combo of mutton and potato cooked in a pressure cooker. Its easy to put them together and there are no other thickeners to the gravy other than potato. Koorka or chinese potato can also be added in place of potatoes and will taste delicious however the koorka(chinese potato) can be added along with mutton unlike the potatoes which are added in between. This curry goes well with rice, appams, chapathi or parottas.The cooked potatoes add volume and thickens the gravy too. I have earlier posted the varutharacha mutton curry in which coconut is roasted along with whole spices to imaprt a typical Kerala touch. Potato is a special ingredient which when added to veg /non veg dishes adds a special effect and love this starchy veggie for that matter. If you love this delicious combo, then do give this a try and lemme know as well ☺

Preparation time~ 20 mins
Cooking time~ 30 mins
Serves ~ 5-6 
Author ~ Julie
mutton curry cut 500 gms
savala /onion 2 medium sliced
shallots a handful sliced
green chillies 1 or 2
ginger  2' piece
garlic 10-12 cloves
potato 2; medium cubed 
tomato 1 small chopped
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 1tbsp
coriander powder 4 tsp
garam masala 1.5 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil 3 tbsp
curry leaves 2 sprig
coriander leaves 3 tbsp

to temper
shallots 3 sliced
curry leaves a sprig
oil 1tbsp

  • Wash and clean the mutton in running water 3-4 times till water runs clear, Drain water and keep aside till use. Crush the ginger and garlic in a mortar and pestle or use blender jar. Cube the potatoes slightly big.

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add  the shallots, sliced onion, green chillies sliced, curry leaves. Saute the onions till lightly browned on low medium flame. Add a pinch of salt to speed up the process. This may take 7-8 minutes on low medium flame.
  • Then add in the crushed ginger garlic or ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add in all the spice powders in this order on low flame- turmeric powder , then coriander powder then chilly powder, garam masala and pepper powder.

  • Finally add a small tomato chopped and toss in the cleaned mutton. Mix well till all the spice powders coat well. To this add half a cup of water, salt and mix well.
  • Cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook the mutton till 4 whistles or as per the meat. I gave 4 whistles on medium high flame.Switch off and wait till the pressure is released.
  • Open the lid and add in the cubed potatoes and half of the chopped coriander leaves.Check salt, mix well and place the cooker lid. Pressure cook for another two whistles and switch off.

  • Open the lid once the pressure is released, then mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • In another wok, heat oil. Add in the sliced shallots and curry leaves. Fry till the onion turn light brown. Pour this over the curry and keep covered for another 10 minutes. Mix well and serve hot.
Koorka or chinese potato can also be added in place of potatoes and will taste delicious however the koorka(chinese potato) can be added along with mutton unlike the potatoes which are added in between. 
* Mutton with a little fat and bones is what makes it special so remember to buy the meat along with that.
* The tempering is optional but adds a Kerala touch to the curry. You can just add a tbsp of coconut oil on top of the curry too instead of tempering with shallots.


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never had mutton...your curry certainly has me crave some! So yum and comforting!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Kothipichu, looks so delicious. Love it.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Mutton and potato is a good combi ! yummy

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

sorry this is Vineetha...just realised i have signed from my son's account :)