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Spicy Mutton Curry or Lamb Curry

Spicy Mutton Curry or Lamb Curry Recipe

Sumit Malhotra
How to make Spicy Mutton Curry or Lamb Curry Recipe (Step by Step). Mutton curry or Lamb curry is a dish of slow-cooked lamb in a spicy gravy. This Indian style mutton curry recipe is a step by step guide to cook really flavorful & tender lamb that is succulent & delicious. Serve lamb curry with rice or naan or any bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 215 kcal


  • 500 grams Lamb meat on the bone Leg or shoulder
  • 4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Piece Onions Medium-sized, Coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoon Tomato Puree I used Dabur
  • 4 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste I used Smith & Jones
  • 0.5 tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.25 tablespoon Turmeric
  • 0.5 tablespoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.5 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1.5 tablespoons Ghee


  • Wash and clean the lamb chunks. Set aside.
  • Mix the powdered spices (red chillies, turmeric, coriander, black pepper powder & salt) with some water and make a paste. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a pressure cooker.
  • When hot add onions and saute till they become soft and translucent. No need to brown completely. Takes about 3 minutes or so.
  • Add tomato puree and fry for about 5 minutes. Remove from fire and blend into a paste.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in and add the paste. Fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell of ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Add the meat and mix it well with the frying masala for about 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add the paste made with powdered spices and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Increase the heat to high and let it cook till the pressure whistle goes off four times.
  • Keep aside to let the pressure release by itself.
  • Once the pressure releases, open the pressure cooker and add garam masala and ghee. Correct the salt if needed.
  • Close the pressure lid again and give it one more whistle.
  • All done. Your spicy mutton curry is ready. Serve with rice and a smile on your face. Enjoy!


  • Almost any cut of lamb can be used for lamb stews and curries, but the shoulder is best.
  • Ensure, mutton pieces are cut into the same size, this helps in cooking the cuts throughout evenly.
  • Modify the number of spices as per your preferences. Some people like it heavy on spices and chillies and some don't. 
  • Always, sear the meat pieces on high flames for 2-3 minutes. This seals the juices inside the meat.
  • Once the masala is ready, add water as per the consistency of gravy you love to eat. 
Keyword Easy Mutton Curry, Indian Mutton Curry, Lamb Curry, Simple Mutton Curry, Spicy Mutton Curry