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Mutton Varuval

This recipe is inspired by Mutton Chukka Varuval, popular in Tamil Nadu. It is a dry roasted mutton with less spices but with a great taste. Something similar to this is the Mutton liver Ularthal common in Kerala. Mutton varuval is very tasty and a healthy way of cooking  The basic Kerala Mutton fry is something similar to this with less spices but it is deep fried in oil.

Mutton - 1/2 Kg
Onions sliced- 2 big ( shallots taste better)
Ginger- 3 tsp
Garlic- 2 tsp
crushed chilly powder- 2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
coriander leaves- 3 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
salt to taste
Curry leaves

Roast crushed chilly, turmeric and fennel seeds in a very low flame till fennel gets a good smell, but be careful not to burn them.Make it into a fine powder and marinate the mutton for an hour. Add in salt as well. Cook it till the meat is tender, preferably in pressure cooker with one cup of water.( you can skip the next step if you wish to make Kerala Mutton fry. Just deep fry till crispy along with curry leaves)
Chop onions, garlic and ginger. Saute onions, ginger and garlic in oil till golden brown and add in the cooked mutton ( it should be dry) and saute for two minutes. Add chilly powder, fennel powder and a pinch of salt and allow the meat to get roasted in low flame for about 5-6 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.

Try this easy recipe...
Hope you will all enjoy!!!


  1. Recipe is nice,will try with chicken, it really looks too good suja..

  2. Varuval makes me drool dear. Love that picture very much:)

  3. never tried this.. Will givea try soon.. My Dh loves Mutton!:)

  4. Awesome..I could have some of it now as is.

  5. hello suja,
    how r u .what a delicious mutton varuval..we like mutton..this one looks so tempting..nice pic too.feel to have it with chapathi..
    new to ur blog..wonderful space yarr.good work

  6. Thanks all for your sweet comments...
    @Sushma,when you say chicken,I too feel tempted to try,
    Viki and Ann,thanks for stopping by..hope you will enjoy
    Nostalgia and PranisKitchen...Welcome to my blog..both of you have wonderful blogs and doing great work..

  7. fennel in Mutton is something novel!! Never quite knew of the combination.. I am sure Mutton lovers will relish the dish. (I do not eat meat therefore I am out of it I guess). I will look forward for your vegetarian recipes..

  8. Oh my gosh, such a drool worthy mutton varuval, makes me really hungry, I am going to self-invite myself to ur home, hehe...just kidding.:)

  9. Thanks for the encouraging words..
    Kannada Cuisine and Malar thanks for stopping by. hope to see you again..
    Malar enjoying your Spinach rice..super easy and yummy..thanks for the recipe..


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