Mutton Pepper Fry Kerala Style


This dish is easy to make but be forewarned it should be made very spicy!



  • 1/2 lb of  meatless grounds
  • 2T whole cumin, dry roasted and freshly ground
  • 1t chili powder
  • 1t turmeric
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods whole
  • 1in cinnamon stick
  • 2T whole black pepper
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 2T garlic, minced
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 2 medium tomatoes


In 2C of water add the ground cumin, chili powder, turmeric, 1t salt and the meat pieces. Cover and boil for about 10 minutes and then uncovered till most of the water has evaporated. Meanwhile, saute the onions till they are almost crispy. Simultaneously (yes, I know now you have three things on the stove!) dry roast the rest of the whole spices, grind and add them to the onions along with the garlic and curry leaves. Add the boiled meat and stir in the tomatoes. Wait till about half the tomatoes have melted away- about 6-7 minutes.

Serve with whole wheat naan.


NOTE: I find boiling meat and dry roasted spices very weird because when making Indian dishes, I almost always dump the spices in oil to temper, but this one is an exception.


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