For many of us, South Indian food is comfort food. The thought of having nice fluffy idli on a Sunday morning just makes us feel warm and happy. That is how yummy South Indian food is! Appam-stew, sambhar-dosa, rasam-chawal are just a few of the dish combinations that we know and love. We have found another lip-smacking South Indian recipe that is going to become your favourite dish in the world. Mutton sukka is a South Indian dry mutton dish that is spicy and masaledaar.

Mutton Sukka can be eaten any way you want. Some people have it as an evening snack to offer to parties guests, others have it for Sunday lunchwith rasam and rice. Preparing mutton sukka can be a little tricky as the recipe involves pre-preparation. You need to prepare a masala powder and boil mutton before you start cooking mutton sukka.

Mutton sukka can be had with anything.

How To Make Mutton Sukka | Mutton Chuka:

Ingredients :

Boneless Mutton – 500 gms  

Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp 

Salt- 1 tsp 

Water- 200 ml 

Oil- 1/2 tbsp

To make Masala Powder: 

2 tsp Coriander Seeds

2 tsp  Black Peppercorns

Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp 

Fennel Seeds- 3/4 tsp 

Red Chillies- 2 

Cloves- 3 

Cinnamon- 2 

Green Cardamom- 2

Small Shallots, halved or thick slices- 150 gms after peeling 

Curry leaves- 2 sprigs 

Green Chillies, slit- 3 

Ginger Garlic paste- 2 tsp 

Chopped Coriander – 3 tbsp 

Salt for seasoning 

Oil- 4 tbsp


  1. Take a pressure cooker and add the mutton, turmeric powder, salt, little oil and water. Pressure cook up to 4 whistles till mutton is tender. Alternatively, add all the items in a pan and cover & cook for around 45 mins till meat is tender. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan & add the shallots. Fry on medium heat for 1-2 mins and add the slit green chillies and curry leaves. Continue to fry on medium heat for another 5-6 mins till the shallots are translucent and light brown at the edges. 
  3. Now add the Ginger Garlic paste and fry on low heat for 2 mins. 
  4. Add the boiled mutton along with the stock and give a mix. Bring to a boil.
  5. Take a pan and add all the spices to make the masala powder. Dry roast on low heat for 2-3 mins. Set aside to cool and grind to a coarse powder. 
  6. Add the masala powder made in the grinder and give a mix. 
  7. Fry this on high heat for around 6-7 mins till all the stock is absorbed and the mutton is fried and becomes dark in colour. – Check and add salt for seasoning if needed at this stage. 
  8. Add the chopped coriander leaves and fry on high heat for 1-2 mins till oil separates.

Try out this yummy mutton recipe and tell us how you liked it.

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