Mutton Roast / Mutton Ularthiyethu

I haven’t posted non veg dishes for a while. So here comes spicy and delicious Mutton Roast .  A typical Kerala dish with all the spices and the coconut oil…  The procedure is quite simple.. Cook the mutton pieces with the spices and saute with onions, ginger and garlic  .. that’s it..  Hubby, who is not so fond of mutton, loved this preparation..


1. Mutton – 1/2 kg
2. Turmeric  powder- 1 tsp
3. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp
4.  Onion, sliced – 1 cup
5.  Ginger paste – 1 tsp
6.  Garlic paste – 2 tsp
7.  Coconut oil – 4 tbsp
8.  Curry leaves
8.  Coriander leaves – for garnishing
9.  Salt

To be roasted and ground

  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 6
  • Aniseed – 1tsp
  • Peppercorns – 1tsp
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon stick – 4 inch piece


  1. Chop the mutton into medium sized pieces and clean.
  2. Heat a non stick pan.Roast the spices in medium flame and grind them to a powder.
  3. Marinate the mutton pieces with the spices, turmeric powder , chilli powder and salt for 1 hour.
  4. Cook the mutton adding about 1/4 cup of water , in a pressure cooker. (If there is water remaining, cook till water is evaporated. But make sure that the mutton pieces do not get overcooked) (* Thanks Arva, for reminding the pressure cooker part .)
  5. Heat oil.Saute the onions till light brown in colour.
  6. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, curry leaves and saute for a few minutes .
  7. Add the cooked mutton pieces and saute well till  dry and brown.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Sending this to Iftar Event hosted at Hyderabadi Cuisine Recipes


14 thoughts on “Mutton Roast / Mutton Ularthiyethu

  1. Very nervous about the mutton cooking part. Sometimes it gets overcooked. How can I avoid that. How many whistles approx? I feel we could avoid that 1/4 part and cover the cooker with just the meat? Update me please. Cannot wait to try but do not want to mess up either ????????????

    • Mutton cooking time varies depending on how tender the raw meat is .. Here is how I usually prepare this – Cook the mutton in pressure cooker. After 1 whistle reduce to low flame and cook for 10-12 minutes. After opening the lid, if you find the mutton not fully cooked, cook it further with the lid open… And you have to add only 1/4th cup water, not 1/4 th part.. I think if you omit this meat may stick to the bottom of the cooker… Hope its clear now.. And don’t get nervous while cooking 🙂 All is well, all is well !!! 🙂

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