Mutton stew / Mutton in coconut milk

Mutton – 1 kg

Cloves – 6 nos

Cinnamon – 3 pieces

Peppercorn – 1 tbsp

Cardamom – 6 nos

Ginger, chopped – 1 inch piece

Curry leaves


Potatoes – 2 nos

Carrots – 2 nos

Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp

Mint leaves, chopped – 1 tbsp

Chillies – 3 nos

First extract of coconut milk – 1 cup

Second extract of coconut milk – 6 cups

Rice powder or cornflour – 2 tbsp


Pressure cook potatoes and carrots. Peel the skin and cut it into cubes.
Set this aside.

Pressure cook mutton along with cloves, cinnamon, peppercorn, cardamom, ginger,
curry leaves and salt. Set aside.

Pour some oil in a pan. Saute curry leaves, onions, and green chillies. When
the onions are sauteed slightly, add rice powder. Mix them well. When the raw
smell of the rice powder is no more, add second extract of coconut milk. Now
add potatoes and carrots. When it starts to boil, add mutton pieces and spices,
which is cooked and set aside to this. When it starts to thicken, add coriander
leaves and mint leaves. Now add first extract of coconut milk and switch off
the stove. Dont’ allow it to boil after first extract of coconut milk is

Mutton stew goes well with idiappam and bread.

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