Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mutton Kothukari Masala

1/2 kg Minced Mutton
4 Onions (Finely Chopped)
2 Tomatoes (Quartered)
3 Green chillies (slit)
1 tbsp Garlic ginger paste
3 strands of curry leaves
1 Bay leaf
2 whole Cardamom
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 Star anise
1 tbsp Fennel seeds
11/2 tbsp Mutton masala (Chicken curry powder)
1 tsp poppy seeds + 1 tsp fennel seeds (Powdered)
1/2 Seasoning cube
1 tbsp coconut milk
Few stalks of Coriander leaves
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

  • In a pressure cooker, add the washed minced meat together with 1 onion, 1/2 tomato, 1/4 tsp fennel seeds, 1 chilli, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 cup of water and salt. Cook till meat is tender. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add the whole garam masala (Bay leaf, Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and Star anise) and fennel seeds. Fry for a min.
  • Add the garlic ginger pastes and fry till the raw smell leaves, then add the onion, Curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for 2 more mins.
  • Then add cooked minced mutton together with the masala powders, tomatoes and seasoning cube. Stir everything together, cover the wok and cook for 5 mins under medium high flame.
  • Then  add the coconut milk and cook for few more mins till the minced meat is dry. Switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


  1. Please let me know what is Seasoning cube Is it available in indian store. I am in US

    1. Hi Rajee,
      In Singapore, we get the Maggi seasoning cubes in various flavour like chicken, fish, beef, vegetable. You can replace it with 1/2 cup of vegetable stock or chicken stock. I've used it here just to infuse more taste to the mutton. Even without it, the mutton kothukari is delicious. Try it and let me know.