Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mutton Chukka

First meal after the wedding in a bride’s house has lot of significance and importance. It is all about impressing the new member of the family with lots and lots of food. Being a great cook, my mom was not an exception. She brought out the best from her kitchen for this first meal and mutton chukka stole the show. My mom has made mutton chukka for him several times after that and he says, the mutton chukka he had during the first meal in my place is the best.

During my parents visit here, many of our friends have tried my mom’s mutton chukka and demanded the recipe for that. So, as promised, here comes the recipe for Madurai special mutton chukka. The recipe below is using premade powders. It tastes even better if you can dry roast the spices and grind it fresh.


  1. Boneless Mutton - 1 lb
  2. Sesame Oil - 1 tablespoon
  3. Mustard Seeds  - 1 teaspoon
  4. Curry leaves – 1 fist full
  5. Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  6. Black Pepper Powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Cumin Powder - 1 tablespoon
  8. Salt - as needed
  1. Clean and cut the mutton pieces into small bite sized ones
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat sesame oil. Once it is hot enough, add mustard seeds.
  3. Add curry leaves once the mustard seeds splutter ,add the meat.
  4. Give it a quick stir and add all the dry masala ingredients along with salt. Mix it well with the mutton.
  5. Sprinkle  little water and pressure cook it for a couple of whistles.
  6. After the pressure is released, cook the masala, until it becomes dry and all the oil oozes out.
Serve it as a side dish for white rice or briyani.


  1. Wow..this is my fav..chukka recipe is too gud to try..I use same recipe for chicken too

  2. Yum yum, super tempting and droolworthy mutton chukka..

  3. luks delicious...thiz recipe is superb dear

  4. Superb..nice chukka recipe..thanks for sharing

  5. drool worthy recipe...looks so yum!!

  6. Slurp,salivating here, irresistible curry.

  7. Lovely recipe as I don't have mutton will try this recipe with chicken:)


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