25th May 2024

Mutton Badami Curry

Mutton Badami Curry

The Mutton Badami Curry is made with a base of coconut and almond thereby reducing the coconut in the curry. It’s a mild and easy to make thick curry and goes well with chapatis.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 30 Mins.

Cooking Time: 40 Mins.


  • Mutton – 500 gms
  • For the Masala Paste:
    • Almonds (soaked in warm water) – 12
    • Coconut (lightly roasted) – ½ cup
    • Light Green Chillies – 4 to 6
    • Corriander Leaves – ¼ cupsrdwe
  • Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 3
  • Green Cardamom – 2
  • Black Cardamom – 1
  • Mace – ½
  • Black Pepper Corns – 6
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Lime – ½ medium
  • Onions (chopped) – 2 medium
  • Curds – 2 tbsp.
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp.

Step 1:     Wash the mutton and drain well. Add to a pressure cooker and add 1 tsp. Salt, the juice of the ½ lime, curds, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, mace, peppercorns and bay leaves to it and mix and keep aside.

Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry

Step 2:     Grind the ingredients for the masala paste using a little water.

Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry

Step 3:     Keep the pressure cooker on high heart and saute the mutton for a few minutes till its juices release. Then add 1 cup hot water and pressure cook on high heat till the 1st whistle. Then lower the heat and cook for another 20 minutes.

Step 4:     Meanwhile, place another pan on heat and add to it the 2 tbsp., of ghee. Add the chopped onions and fry them till light golden.

Step 5:    Later, open the pressure cooker and add the fried onion to the cooked mutton. Also add the ground masala paste. Mix and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or till the gravy thickens as per your liking.

Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry
Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry
Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry
Preparation of Mutton Badami Curry

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