Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Madurai is one of the place in Tamil nadu which is famous for many things and places however the most important factor you may notice there is the parotta shops opened day and night, there are few restaurants which are very famous like Muniyandi Vilas which serves absolutely tasty mutton chukka and hot parottas. Any one who passes it would definitely stops by the smell it provokes :)

So, here is my Madurai style mutton chukka special for non veg lovers! I would say that its one of an asset of most of the Tamilnadu non vegetarian cuisine and my Achan’s favourite too :) it is similar to how you make a mutton pepper fry. This is rich in spicy and dry as it’s cooked with lot of pepper and garam masala powder, but taste awesome when served with hot rice and Rasam.

  • Mutton Pieces- ½ Kg
  • Onion- 1 Large
  • Tomato- 1
  • Potato- 1 Large
  • Pepper Powder- 2 Tspn
  • Garam Masala- 1 Tspn
  • Chili Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 Tspn
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Corriander Leaves- Few
To Temper:
  • Sesame Oil- 2 Tspn
  • Curry Leaves- Few
  • Bay Leaves- 1
  • Fennel Seeds- few
  • Pepper Seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Cloves- 2 or 3 nos
To Crush:
  • Ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic- 4 Nos
  • Green Chilies- 1


  • Pressure cooker the mutton pieces for 3 whistles along with turmeric powder and salt and keep aside.
  • In a separate pan, pour oil, when it heats up, add the items under “To Temper” and then add the onion, tomato to it and fry until it becomes soft.
  • Add the items under “To Crush” and stir again. Now add the potato pieces to it and mix well with all other ingredients.
  • Add the baked mutton pieces into it and stir well again.
  • Add the chili, pepper, coriander and garam masala into it and stir continuously by keeping the flame low and until the masala smell goes off completely from it.
  • Garnish with few more curry leaves and coriander leaves and serve hot.


"You could skip using the sesame oil by replacing it with other oil as well.

Adjust the pepper powder as per your spicy level.

You can skip using potato if you don’t want to use it, however it adds a good taste to the recipe."

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.
    In you rinstructions you say "Pressure cooker the mutton pieces for 3 whistles along with turmeric powder and salt and keep aside"
    Does it mean only the mutton pieces, salt and turmeric....no liquid at all?

    1. Thank you for your visit. yes of coarse you need to add water. I missed to mention that :P