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Top 5 Mutton Curry Andhra Style one Should Try


Mutton or lamb based curry is one of the tastiest Non-veg curries. Succulent, juicy mutton pieces along with spicy gravy are to die for dishes. Mutton curries are cooked across the country, though each region has its own style. In Mutton Curry Andhra Style, mutton based dishes are very commonly done, apart from the spicy Andhra style mutton curries, we also cook it with other vegetables like yellow cucumber, mango, Drumstick, etc. Mutton adds flavor to whatever base curry we cook with. Not just curry Mutton pulao, Mutton biryani, mutton starters like kababs whatever the dish might be it will be super tasty and a crowd favorite.


Everyone feels it is difficult to cook mutton because most people end up with half-cooked, hard, chewy mutton. In my first 1-2 attempts even I failed then I learned the tips to cook the perfect mutton, believe me now I’ve mastered cooking an amazing dish. Here are the tips on how to cook mutton correctly which comes from my own experience.

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Tips to cook an amazing Mutton Curry Andhra Style!

  • Mutton should be fresh and tender, the meat will be pinkish in color if it is tender. If it is red then it is slightly hard and you should cook it for a longer time.
  • Wash it with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Marinate the mutton for at least 2 hours ( you can even marinate it overnight in a refrigerator)
  • In the marination add salt and curd/ lemon or vinegar this helps the mutton to become tender and cooks faster.
  • If you are cooking in a pressure cooker, cook it for 3-4 whistles on high flame and then 1-2  whistles on low flame. (a low flame whistle is a very important step to cook smooth)
  • If you are cooking in a normal Kadai keep it on low-medium flame and cook for a long time ( maybe an hour depending on the tenderness of the mutton).
  • I personally use only a pressure cooker since it cooks faster and meat is well cooked and it becomes soft and juicy.
  • While cooking meat we shouldn’t add tomatoes, raw mango, coconut, or any acidic ingredients, the meat will take much longer time to cook. If you wish to add these in your curry add them once the meat is completely cooked.
mutton masala

How to Marinate Mutton?

Ingredients for Marinating

  • Mutton – 1 Kg
  • Ginger- garlic Paste- 2bsp
  • Curd/yoghurt-1-2tbsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per taste

Mix all the above ingredients well and cover it with a lid and let it rest for at least 2 hours.

In all Andhra Style Mutton curries, we use garam masala. The preparation of Garam masala is very simple.

Take equal quantities of Cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and take coriander seeds thrice the quantity. Saute them on low flame and make a fine powder. I prefer adding garam masala at the end because you can feel the spice when added at the end. If you wish you can add it along with chilli powder.

So now let’s see how to cook 6 tasty easy and flavorsome Mutton Curry Andhra Style:

Preparation time for all the curries: 20 mins

Cooking time: 30  mins

Serves: 4-5 people

Mutton Curry Andhra Style -Finger-licking Dish

Mutton Curry Andhra style are spicy and a must-try dish.  We add a lot of green chilies and a generous amount of chili powder. A fine paste of coconut and poppy seeds is added which gives that unique flavor.

mutton curry andhra style
Mutton curry Andhra style

Ingredients for Mutton Curry Andhra Style

  • Mutton-1Kg ( marinated as per above)
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon- 2-inch stick
  • Cardamom-2 crushed
  • Cloves- 4
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Tomato: 1 (optional)
  • Green chilies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Poppy seeds- 3 tsp
  • Coconut -2 tsp chopped
  • Almonds- 2 soaked ( optional)
  • Coriander – for garnishing
  • Lemon: 1 (while serving)

Preparation of Mutton Curry Andhra style:

  • In a pressure cooker add 2tbsp of oil. Add raw spices cinnamon, cardamom, cloves &  bay leaf. Saute them for a minute.
  • Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies, Saute till onions turn golden brown
  • Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under the marination mentioned above.
  • Now additionally add ginger garlic paste, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder.
  • Saute them for a few minutes and add 1 glass of water and pressure cook it with 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.
  • Once the cooker pressure is released keep it on low flame add chopped tomato (optional) Let it cook well.
  • Make a fine paste of coconut, poppy seeds (khas-khas or gasagasalu), and almonds (I add them as they give a nice rich taste it is completely optional).
  • Add  1 tsp of garam masala (can be increased as per taste).
  • Once the oil starts floating over the curry it is an indication that it is completely cooked. 
  • Garnish with coriander and serve it with lemon.
  • Enjoy it with hot rice, roti, idly, dosa. It goes well with any dish.

Paya ( Goat legs curry) or Goat head curry can be cooked in a similar way. Do add pepper and make the consistency slightly watery!


Raw Mango Mutton ( Mamidikaya Mutton Koora)-Tangy Mutton curry.

Mango season calls for this tangy mutton dish. Sourer the mango tastier it is. Please note – add the mango only after the mutton is completely cooked. Else the addition of mango slows the process of cooking the meat.

Mango mutton curry
Raw Mango Curry

Ingredients for Raw Mango Mutton

  • Mutton- 1Kg ( marinated as described above)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Raw mango – ½ mango ( chopped) can be increased or decreased as per taste
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Green chilies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Coriander – for garnishing

Preparation of Raw Mango Mutton Curry

In a pressure cooker add 2tbsp of oil. Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies, saute till onions turn golden brown

Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under marination. 

Now add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste, 1.5 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1 tbsp coriander powder and 1 tsp of turmeric powder.

Saute them for a few minutes and add 1 glass of water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.

Once the cooker pressure is released keep it on low flame add 1 tsp of garam masala

Take 1 tsp of oil in a Kadai and add chopped raw mango pieces, add a quarter cup of water and let it cook on a medium flame. Once it becomes slightly mushy (you need not make it a paste, a few pieces of mango chunks would also be good) add it to the mutton, and slow cook it for 5 minutes. Garnish it with coriander and serve.

Enjoy this spicy Mutton Curry Andhra Style with hot rice!


Drumstick Mutton curry ( Mulakkada Mutton Koora)- An interesting combination of mutton with drumsticks.

Drumstick Mutton curry is an amazing dish and is one of the hot favorites among all Andhra style mutton curries. No idea whether mutton adds taste to drumsticks or vice-versa, the curry is a mass favorite. 

Drumstick mutton curry
Drumstick Mutton curry

Ingredients for Drumstick Mutton Curry

  • Mutton-1Kg ( marinated as per above)
  • Oil- 2tbsp
  • Drumsticks-2 chopped ( 3- inches piece)
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Green chilies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger- garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric- 1tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Poppy seeds- 3 tsp
  • Coconut -2 tsp chopped
  • Almonds- 2 soaked ( optional)
  • Coriander – for garnishing

Preparation of Drumstick Mutton Curry

  • In a pressure cooker add 2tbsp of oil. Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies, Saute till onions turn golden brown
  • Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under marination. 
  • Add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste, 1tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1 tbsp coriander powder and 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Saute them for 3-4 minutes and add 1 glass of water and pressure cook it with 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.
  • Once the cooker pressure is released keep it on low flame add 1 tsp of garam masala
  • Now add chopped drumsticks you can slow cook till the drumsticks are well cooked alternatively you can cook for 1 whistle on a high flame.
  • Make a fine paste of coconut, poppy seeds( khas-khas or gasagasalu), and almonds (I add them as they give a nice rich taste it is completely optional). Add it to the curry and cook for 2-3 minutes. Once the oil starts floating over the curry it is an indication that it is completely cooked. 
  • Garnish with coriander and serve with lemon.

Enjoy this special one-among-the-best Mutton Curry Andhra Style with hot rice or roti.

Gongura Mutton (Sorrel Leaves Mutton curry) – A must-try delicacy of Andhra

Ah! Gongura Mutton is my most favorite one of all Andhra Style Mutton Curries. Dishes made with Gongura is a specialty of Andhra we make pickles, we add in dal and many dishes. Of all those Gongura Mutton has a separate fanbase. Do try this recipe.

gongura mutton
Gongura Mutton

Ingredients for Gongura Mutton Curry

  • Mutton-1Kg ( marinated as per above)
  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Raw mango – ½ mango ( chopped) can be increased or decreased as per taste
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Green chillies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp

Preparation Mutton Curry Andhra Style with Gongura

  • In a pressure cooker add 2tbsp of oil. 
  • Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies. Saute till onions become golden brown
  • Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under marination. 
  • Add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste, 1.5 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1 tbsp coriander powder and 1 tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Saute them for a few minutes and add 1 glass of water and pressure cook it with 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.
  • Once the cooker pressure is released keep it on low flame add 1 tsp of garam masala
  • Take gongura leaves in a Kadai and add very little water to it and cook it on low flame for 2-3 minutes. The leaves change color and become mushy. Once cooled make a paste of the leaves and add it to the Mutton gravy
  • Now we shall do the tempering. It is a completely optional step but to enhance the taste of Gongura we do it. In a small Kadai add 1 tsp oil and add 1tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1tsp split urad dal, 2-3  chopped dry red chilies, and 1 tbsp curry leaves. Once the mustard splutters add it to the mutton curry.

Dosakaya Mutton (Yellow Cucumber Mutton Curry) -Tasty curry with the Goodness of Vegetable

Even if you don’t like Dosakaya, you will love this dish special delicacy – Mutton Curry Andhra Style with Dosakaya. Just try it and you will agree with me.

dosakaya mutton
Dosakaya Mutton

Ingredients for Dosakaya Mutton

  • Mutton-1Kg ( marinated as per above)
  • Oil- 2tbsp
  • Dosakaya – 1 No. ( chopped) 
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Green chilies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Coriander-1 tbsp (chopped)

Preparation of Dosakaya Mutton

  • In a pressure cooker add 1tbsp of oil. Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under marination. Add 1 glass of water and pressure-cook it with 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil to a Kadai and then add chopped onions and chopped green chilies. Saute till onions become golden brown.
  • Add chopped Dosakaya (please check the taste it could be bitter). Add salt and close the lid.
  • Let it cook for a few minutes. Once cooked add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste, 1.5 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder and 1 tbsp coriander powder, and 1 tsp of turmeric powder. 
  • Transfer the contents in the pressure cooker to the Kadai. 
  • Add 1 tsp of garam masala and garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Enjoy it with hot rice.

Mutton Fry recipe- An all-time Favorite Mutton Curry Andhra Style!

Mutton fry if it is not cooked well, becomes very hard. Do remember to marinate and pressure cook it first and then fry it. Follow the below mentioned mutton fry recipe to prepare it the juicy and tasty way!

mutton fry recipe
Mutton Fry

Ingredients for Mutton Fry

  • Mutton-1Kg (marinated as per above)
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon- 2-inch stick
  • Cardamom-2 crushed
  • Cloves- 4
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Onions: 3 (large)
  • Green chilies: 3-4 (chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Curry leaves- 5-6 leaves
  • Coriander – for garnishing

Preparation of Mutton Fry – The best among all Mutton Curry Andhra Style dishes

  • In a pressure cooker add 1tbsp of oil. Add the marinated mutton. If it is not marinated add all the ingredients under marination. Add half glass of water and pressure-cook it with 3 whistles on high flame and at least 2 whistles on low flame.
  • In a Kadai add raw spices cinnamon, cardamom, cloves &  bay leaf. Saute them for a minute and add chopped onions and chopped green chilies, Saute till onions turn golden brown. 
  • Add the cooked mutton along with the water and saute them (water should dry).
  • Now additionally add ginger garlic paste, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder.
  • Saute them for a few minutes on high flame. Do not burn.
  • Add garam masala and garnish with Coriander. Serve it with lemon.
  • Enjoy this non-veg dish with hot rice, roti, dosa, or idly.

Try all these special Mutton Curry Andhra Style recipes and do let me know which one is your Favorite!!

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