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Cashew Mutton Masala...

Here's my Cashew Mutton Masala recipe! The ingredients might look too long for you, but the end result counts! I love to dip some crispy paratha in this masala ;) Enjoy!!!


Ingredients :~

(A) Mix together and cook in pressure cooker until meat is tender. You can also boil in a pot over the stove. Set aside.

  • 1 kg boneless mutton ~ cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt

(B) Grind together

  • 8 nos cashew nuts (soaked in water for few minutes)
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 4 stalks lemongrass
  • 1/2 inch galangal


  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 pcs cardamom
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 pcs green chillies
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 2 large onions ~ sliced
  • 2 large potatoes ~ cubed (optional)
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2-3 tbsp full chilli powder (depends on your spiciness level)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • sufficient water (add the broth from boiled mutton)
  • Ghee / cooking oil

Method :~

  1. Heat ghee/oil in a wok. Saute cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, cardamoms and fennel seeds.
  2. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves. Stir for 1 minute. Add grind ingredients and continue stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Add boiled mutton pieces and mix together. Add potatoes and sufficient water (broth). 
  4. Add in chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix and close the lid. Allow gravy to boil for few times or until potatoes are cooked. Stir occasionally.
  5. Lastly, add tomatoes and mix together. Check for salt. Mix the gravy and dish out.

Signing off,


  1. yummooo sri... this looks so lipsmacking good... will definitely try for dinner during ramadan... ;)

  2. Yummy...Spicy and lipsmacking mutton masala. I love the dish very much.

  3. Oooolaaa this looks so good:) creamy gravy .. drooling here :)

  4. Aiyoyo, Sri! My favourite lah Mutton Masala! You are making me hungry in the middle of afternoon. I will bookmark and cook very soon :)

  5. woww..this is a must try recipe!! thnx love for sharing!!

  6. Sri, this is really awesome. I usually order this dish when I go to an Indian Restaurant.

  7. omg it looks so rich and creamy sri :) wish to have some with rice..

  8. Wow!! very tempting mutton, I have never tried lemon grass with mutton, definitely going to give it a try!

  9. Oh My God.... What a finger licking masala

  10. Seriously i want that droolworthy masala rite now, i can enjoy it thoroughly with a bowl of rice..

  11. love that gravy...wonderful colour...ah pack some for my dinner today

  12. im speechless as im drooling, look at the color of the curry...amma enakkum venum....

  13. Hai Love...lama x bw..hehe..rajinnya u masak..

  14. Seriously, I'm drooling now ! Such a flavorful bowl of heavenly goodness :) What if there is a long list of ingredients, the end result is lipsmacking & yummy !

  15. This looks so delicious! I am seriously drooling over here! :)

  16. hi love..
    wahh sangat sedap..sampai beberapa kali tenung pic tue..he hehee..yummy sgt.

  17. Oh dear, each time i drop by your blog, my craving for indian food goes up the roof. I love mutton curry and this version sounds delicious!

  18. Hi Sri, this look sooooooo delicious, I love the creamy gravy. I need extra rice and can lick the plate clean. LOL

  19. This curry looks lovely sri. I love mutton but unfortunately we dont get good meat here in singapore. Love the flavours in your curry & I feel like digging in some rotis

  20. OMG, one lipsmacking gravy love to finish the whole bowl.. super veni...

  21. This look sooo good and i love the fact it has some gravy . Now pass me the roti chania quick


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