Mutton Chukka Varuval is a South Indian Recipe That is Simply Delicious!

Mutton Varuval is a lip-smacking South Indian Chettinad recipe that is just delicious. Chukka, meaning ‘dry curry’ is a pan-roasted mutton dish made with tender goat meat. It’s cooked with caramelised onions, spices, ginger and garlic. Varuval mutton is a dish known for its taste and spiciness. The mutton is done when well-cooked, dark, and falls off the bone. It’s best served with chapati or rice.

Mutton sukka varuval is a simple recipe with no yoghurt or tomatoes involved. A good squeeze of lemon juice at the end will take the dish to the next level. With this dish, you need to first par-cook the meat so that it’s tender. The par-cooked mutton is then pan-fried with spices and browned onions for a taste that’s just divine!

What is the Best Way to Cook Mutton in Indian Style?

There are so many delicious mutton recipes that are cooked in various ways. You can find both – dried and curry versions that are easy and simple to make. Cooking mutton with yoghurt and spices is another popular recipe that gives the dish a rich, creamy texture. Dried mutton fry recipes in South India are made with many spices and tossed with curry leaves for the best taste.

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Mutton Chukka Varuval is a South Indian Recipe That is Simply Delicious!
  1. Mix the mutton and all the ingredients required to par-cook the meat. Add this mix to a pressure cooker and cook for about 2 to 3 whistles. Turn off and release the pressure before you open the cooker. Instead of using a pressure cooker, you can also choose to cook the mutton in a covered pot and cook until tender. This would take about 30 to 40 minutes to cook on medium-high heat.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large pan or Kadai. Add in the cumin seeds and 1 sprig of curry leaves.
  3. Once you hear the crackling sound, add the onions, green chillies, ginger, and garlic. Fry till the onions get a nice brown colour.
  4. Add red chilli, garam masala, turmeric, and coriander powder. Saute till masalas are cooked. Add in the par-cooked meat with gravy and salt.
  5. Cook this on medium-high heat and reduce the water. Keep tossing and stirring the mutton to coat it well.
  6. Once the dish is dry, add in the remaining curry leaves, green chillies, and oil.
  7. Increase heat and nicely roast the meat well. Sear the pieces till all the liquid has dried up. Check for seasoning and add if needed.
  8. Add black pepper and lemon juice. Remove from heat.
  9. Serve this tasty mutton varuval recipe with rotis or rice and lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes:

  • Ensure you par-cook the meat well. 
  • You can also make this recipe using lamb. However, lamb cooks fast, so one whistle should be enough when par-cooking lamb.

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