Chettinad Mutton Chukka Varuval Recipe - Spicy Lamb Dry Curry Recipe

Mutton Chukka is a lick smacking Chettinad cuisine from Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, state in South India.The word chukka means ‘Dry Curry'. Mutton Chukka is well known for its spiciness, when I think of Tamilnadu cuisine the first word that comes to my mind is Chettinad, I'm  addict to their spicy dishes. 



Quite a long i want to try out mutton chukka as chettinad version, this is a spicy dry preparation of mutton and is strongly flavored with the spices. If you need it milder, you may adjust the spiciness by increasing or cutting down amount of chilli powder. It pairs well with curd rice, paratta or any roti varities, biriyanis etc..Here is a simple yet an interesting recipe for all spice lovers...Enjoy!

Chettinad Mutton Chukka Recipe - Spicy Lamb Dry Curry Recipe
Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Cooking Time : 45 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
To Marinate :
Mutton (Lamb/Goat Meat) : 450 grms / 1lb
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder : 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To Pressure Cook :
Red Small Onion /Shallots : 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Garlic : Chopped-5 pods
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder : 3 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water : 1-11/2 cup

To Grind :
Grated coconut : 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds : 1 tsp
Poppy Seeds : 1 tsp

For Sauteing :
Clove  : 2
Cinnamon : 1 inch piece
Bay leaf  : 1
Fennel seed : 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Red Small onion /Shallots : 25-30 or Onion /Savola : 2 (Medium)
Tomato : 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger- Garlic paste :1 tsp
Sakthi Mutton Masala powder or Red Chilli Powder  : 1 tsp
Oil : 3 tbsp

How to make Chettinad Mutton Chukka - Spicy Lamb Dry :

1. Wash and cut mutton in to small pieces, marinate with the ingredients given in ” To Marinate ” for at least 30 minutes.

2. In pressure cooker, heat 1 tbsp of oil, add the marinated mutton and saute for couple of minutes,
3. Add all the ingredients given in "To Pressure cooker"  and everything mix well, close the cooker and cook for about 8 minutes after the first whistle (after it comes to full pressure) reduce the fire to medium and then switch of the flame and let it cool naturally.
4. Meantime grind the items given in "To Grind".
5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai/sauce pan, saute with clove,cinnamon,bay leaf,fennel seed and some curry leaves for a minute.Add ginger garlic paste, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes till it turns to translucent.
6. Add the grounded masala and saute well.
7. Open the cooker and separate the mutton pieces.
8. Add the gravy left into the kadai and now add mutton masala powder or red chilli powder, mix well and adjust the salt.
9. Keep stirring the liquid on high heat till most of the water evaporates becomes thick. (Note : Stir often to avoid burning.)
10. Add the mutton pieces and fry until the mutton is well coated with masala and becomes dry.Stir in the remaining curry leaves and remove from the heat.
11. Goes well with curd rice, paratta or any roti varities, biriyanis etc. Serve hot & Enjoy!

Notes :
  • Over night marination of mutton in refrigerator makes it more juicy and flavorful.
  • You may adjust the spiciness by increasing or cutting down amount of chilli powder.


Happy Cooking! 

Sangeetha

58 comments:

  1. Super with rasam rice....

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  2. ohh..kandittu vayil vellam neranju.sherikum kothipichu!!!evide chicken ne mathre veetil kayattarullo :)kidu ayittundu ketto.

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  3. Recipe is very nice, will use chicken and try it...

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  4. Perfect Mutton Recipe,I'm bookmarking

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  5. Oh Sangeetha...this is so much tempting...thank you for sharing the receipe.

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  6. Oh adipoli anallo sangee.

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  7. super dear....mouth watering dish

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  8. These Chettinad dish are my favourite, this varuaval looks very tempting, will definitely try this one.

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  9. Wow... looks kanditu thanne vellam varanu vayil... nice clicks also....

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  10. My hubby is a mutton lover...and this looks very tempting....will try this
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. oh I bet that flavor is amazing!

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  12. Saraswathy krishnan6:12 AM

    Superb di..such a lovely colour and great click..must have been very aromatic, while preparing it rite!! Its been a long time since I had any of this..

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  13. yum! lovely flavorful mutton curry! love the click too!

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  14. Adipoli aytunde.kandalee ariyam super taste anenu, Njanum chicken matre kazhikalulu chicken vachite onnu pareekshichu nokame :-P

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  15. Cant take my eyes from the click, mouthwatering chukka..

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  16. Woooow they just look lip smackinly super dleicous.

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  17. Wow..that looks delicious n spicy!!

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  18. I love chicken varuval. I'm sure the mutton is great too! Dish looks delish!

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  19. kidilan..love love this :-)kothippichu kalanju...

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  20. hmm..don't eat lamb..will try out the recipe with chicken..looks delish!

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  21. Terrific flavors and love the spice!

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  22. Thx all for stoping by and taking time to drop lovely comments:)...try it, Im sure u will love it.

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  23. mutton chukka and porotta kazhikkan kothiyavunnu...:) simply superb!

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  24. savitha2:31 PM

    Hi,

    The mutton looks gr88.. I have been looking for a look like this.. Will definitely try with chicken..

    Thanks

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  25. Thx lissie chehci.

    @ Savitha..Thx for your kind words..do try and let me know your feedback.

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  26. Anonymous7:56 PM

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this caliber for the last several hours. Your site is greatly appreciated.

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  28. @ Both Anonymous, Thank u for ur kind words..appreciate the encouragement so much :)

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  29. Anonymous3:18 AM

    nice post. thanks.

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  30. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Really great article with very interesting information. You might want to follow up to this topic!?! 2012

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  31. Anonymous1:29 AM

    I am from chettinad region.. wah.. wah.. what a preperation

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  32. suganyalena9:02 AM

    my first mutton recipe is this and it turned out so delicious ... luv this recipe

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  33. Thank you ALL so much again for your lovely comments, I really appreciate your time.:-)

    @ Suganyalena, I'm glad u liked the recipe and thx for letting know that :-)

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  34. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. great share i will try this

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  35. @Discuss love Fiction, Thank you for lovely comment...do try and let me know your valuable feedback :-)

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  36. Absolutely superb. My wife made this and it was delicious!

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    1. Hello Preman, So glad you liked it! Thanks for trying and sharing feedback here.Hope you get to try other recipes too.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  37. Hey sangeetha, made the chukka for lunch today and my husband loved it...btw I added some mint leaves and green chillies for extra heat, also I added 1/2tsp garam masala as I didn't have shakti mutton powder..it turned out great and it almost looked just like urs in the picture:) a keeper for sure..thanks for sharing.
    Aaha Oho

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    1. Hi Nidhya, You're welcome! I’m so glad you and your husband loved this recipe! Thanks so much for returning to leave a comment! I’ll have to try it with mint leaves and green chilies sometime, thanks for the great idea!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  38. Anonymous6:09 AM

    I love your non-veg. receipes. I have tried many of them.
    curry leaves adds flavour, thanks for your blog and your great receipes.

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    1. Thanks a bunch! It's a pleasure to know that you are a loyal reader of my humble blog, and you like recipes posted here. I do hope you get to try more recipes and let me know your feedback.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  39. RICE WITH MUTTON OH SUPER I LIKE IT VERY MUCH

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  40. Hey,
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My son always orders this dish when we eat out. After reviewing many recipes I tried yours and my family loved it sooooooo much. Thanks again.

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    1. Your Welcome Ani! It's a pleasure to know that your family enjoyed this dish and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment!I hope you get to try other recipes too.

      Best,
      Sangeetha


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  41. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Not sure any of you tried this recipie. I have tried two times so far how ever it came out pretty bad on both the cases. The Anjappar restaurant serves much better mutton varuval than this. Wasted two hours.

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    1. Very sorry to hear it didn't turn out well.I have put lot of dedication and efforts to make sure the recipe work for everyone. Personally it worked well for me.

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  42. Thats a pretty unique recipe. Great blog.

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  43. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Hi can I also add black pepper powder along with the chilli powder and if can how much pepper powder to add please? Will it affect the taste? Hope you don't mind , I'm new to cooking, if I need to cook 2kg mutton, do I times all the ingredients accordingly? Waiting for your reply to try this recipe soon. Thanks.

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    1. Hello, I don't see any reason why it won't work. try! add 1/2 tsp or to your spice tolerance. Yes you need to adjust the ingredients accordingly, though I advice to always use your best judgment when cooking.! I hope this answers your question.Do revert to me with feedback if you try.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha


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  44. Hai dear..
    I don't like mutton so instead of it can I use chicken for this recipe. What all changes it needed to make.

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  45. Hi Anu, I haven't tried making with chicken yet.I don't see any reason why it won't work. try! :) just follow the same recipes, make sure you adjust cooking time and spices according to quantity of chicken. Hope it comes well.Please let me know if you try, so I can give them a go too...

    Happy Cooking!
    Sangeetha

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  46. Anonymous5:12 AM

    Truly a wonderful recipe. Never expected it to turn out so well. Even as I was cooking my husband came to the kitchen to see what smelled so good. He couldn't wait to try it and when he did, he couldn't get enough of it. Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe.

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    1. You're welcome! Very happy to hear it work out so brilliantly for you too.It's a pleasure to know that your husband enjoyed this dish.Please do try other recipes, and thanks for taking time to post a comment here. It means a lot to me.:)

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  47. Anonymous2:52 AM


    My favourite recipes , ths for sharing such a wonderful recipe

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It was wonderful having you here :-) Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback. Your words are my inspiration!

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