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Kerala Mutton Peralan

Kerala Mutton Peralan

Mutton peralan is a popular recipe in North Kerala and is mutton in a dry gravy. This is spicy and delicious mutton which is relatively easy to make  but tastes exotic.This peralan recipe was little different from the peralan recipe I had tried earlier. I found this recipe in a TV show called "Taste of Ramdan" and it looked so delicious that I decided to give it a try. I brought about a little changes to the original recipe and my family enjoyed.It is a delicious accompaniment with rice or pathiri.

1)Mutton - 1 l/2 lb
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

2)For masala
Shallots crushed - 1 cup
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
Ginger and garlic finely chopped - 3-4 tsp
Whole red chilly- 3-4
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Thick coconut milk- 3/4 cup

3) For Garnish
Cashew nuts- 6-8
Sliced coconut pieces- 10-12
Raisins-  a few
Chopped coriander leaves- a hand full

Clean and cut mutton into medium sized pieces, mix with all ingredients listed under one and half up of water and cooked till meat is soft and tender. Simmer till all the water evaporates.
Heat oil in a pan( preferably coconut oil) and fry one by one coconut slices, cashews and raisins till golden brown and set aside.
In the same pan add cumin seeds, curry leaves and whole chilly and fry till there is a nice aroma. Next add garlic and ginger and saute for a minute followed by shallots and onion and saute till golden brown. Add all spice powders and masala along with the cooked meat. Fry this for a minute and add the roasted cashews, raisins and coriander leaves. Finish it off with thick coconut milk. Reduce the flame and allow this to simmer and thicken. Serve with rice or pathiri/appam.

You might also like,
Kerala Mutton Biryani
Nadan Mutton Curry
Mutton Stew
Mutton Pepper Fry
Persian Mutton Roast
Kerala Mutton Fry

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Mutton Peralam looks ultimate. I have never seen such a delicious looking gravy for months together.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. I have made peralan.But this is totally a new recipe to me.With cashews and raisins,cumin and all,I am trying to imagine the flavour.It will be rich.The color is too tempting Suja.

  3. delicious meat recipe.. looks inviting.. love those cashews.. :)

  4. Hi

    I am a regular follower of your blog . I have tried most of your recipes and they are always a superhit. I am also a resident of Ohio. I would like to know where you shop for sea food

  5. suja this preparation will leave people asking for more till they polish off the whole preparation!!

  6. Very tempting and fabulous fry.

  7. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)
    @ Melange..thanks,I too felt it was a different and flavorful..the show said that this recipe is popular in Kozhikode region:)

    @ Anon... thanks for visiting, so happy that you find my blog interesting and have tried my visit often..
    I usually shop for seafood at our local Asian super market and also at BJ's for chicken,mutton and both these shops there is seafood section of fresh fish and also a separate freezer section...thanks once again:)

  8. Wow... very tempting, easy dish :)

  9. Suja this looks so rich and tempting...

  10. Such an exotic blend of ingredients looks delicious.

  11. yummy mutton peralan..this tempts me to have the whole,well prepared!

  12. The dark brown color that you have got is exactly how I like the peralan. In spite of the coconut milk it seems to have that rich color which is interesting. I always like your recipes.

  13. looks so yummy and mouth watery...
    ur recipes are awesome..i'm happy follower of ur blog now....u hav got a very wonderful space plz come and visit my blog when time permits....

  14. Slurp,mouthwatering here..mutton peralan looks soo delicious and tempting..

  15. Mutton looks so soft and delicious!

  16. Mutton looks totally tempting , Adipoli

  17. wow..that looks so perfect dear...very delicious!!

  18. Adipoli mutton peralan..Kandittu thanne kothiyakunnu..

  19. Mouth watering mutton curry.slurppp.

  20. entte achammayude signature dish aayirunnu...looks sooo yummy dear

  21. athu Sheri aa kashuvandiyum, kismassum onnum thinnan thannappol illayirunnaloo :)

  22. very tempting and wonderful curry !!

  23. this is wonderful!!!! Easy and yummy! Im gonna make this! bookmarked!

  24. Yummy n delicious one... lovely clicks too...

  25. Looks very tempting!! Bookmarking this for sure..

  26. Delicious mutton peralan! Looks inviting:)

  27. Simply superb with tempting click..Looks so rich & flavorful..

  28. I am first time in your blog. Mutton peralan is very tempting..
    Do drop by when u get time.

  29. Each time I visit your space, I have just one adjective to describe your dishes- mouthwatering!! Sherikkum vaayil vellam varunnu...yum!

  30. This sounds wonderful ... so tempting. Great post!

  31. Adipoli....kanditttu kothiyaavunnu....
    I will surely try it next time we buy mutton.....

  32. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  33. Suja, this is insanely good.. Am just simply staring at ur pics now..

  34. Loads of flavor.. Love the color..

  35. Super recipe, so simple to prepare and really tasty! Just tried now. Thanks a lot for the recipe.


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