Monday, May 11, 2015

Pepper Mutton Chops

Mutton is one popular food in India. We prefer cooking mutton recipes in parties and functions mostly mutton biryani. The beauty of the mutton is enhanced only when it is cooked to perfection. Meat from aged goat(Muddhuru Mamsam) is hard to cook. It will take lots of time, that's what I came to know from my grandmother and mom's talk's. It is difficult to get good mutton and lamb is not available at my place. Mutton is commonly known as goat meat in India.

On a get together of friends, I made mutton biryani and everyone liked it and told  the mutton was perfectly cooked and then this silly cat fight started that, some told only goat is available in India and some told only sheep meat is available.  According to my knowledge goat is mostly available. Oh boy, I don't want to start again :-)

Today's recipe is pepper Mutton Chops. We can also use lamb chops. This recipe is simple to prepare and compliment both rice or any Indian bread very well. Mutton chops can be cooked in a pan or pressure cooker. I used pressure cooker. If you want to use pan, do the same process in a pan and we have to check for water in between and if need add water to cook mutton.

Adopted : Vahrehvah 
*Adjust Spices to your taste


  • Mutton chops - 6
  • Onion - 1, medium
  • Green chili - 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2  tsp
  • Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp  
  • Freshly ground Pepper - 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic clove - 1
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Garam Masala - pinch
  • Oil - 1  tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon or lime - 1


  • Clean mutton chops and keep aside.
  • Cut onions and chilies lengthwise and crush garlic clove.
  • Let's Prepare Chops
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker (We can also use a pan, but it will take more time to cook chops), add onions, garam masala and brown them. Add little slat to make the cooking fast.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder. Mix and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add mutton chops, close the lid and cook up to 4 whistles or the chops are cooked completely.
  • Switch off the stove and let the pressure go off. 
  • Heat butter in a non-stick pan, add curry leaves, crushed garlic, green chili, ground pepper and saute for a minute and pour the mutton chops mixture into the pan and cook till all the water evaporates and the gravy come together and sticks to the mutton chops. 
  • Garnish with coriander and lemon.
  • Squeeze lemon or lime juice and serve with rice or any Indian bread.


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