Andhra Mutton Pepper Fry!

During my initial stint in cooking non-veg dishes, I used to be a real pain! I normally don't taste the dishes when I am cooking it, mostly add by instinct. But there are times when I feel I need too. And if this needs comes while cooking non vegetarian dishes, I am at loss! So I generally have to depend on whoever is close by, who can act as taster! Works out perfect if Athamma is there, as Amma does not eat non-veg on most days and now she has completely stopped it.

But there was a time when we were just three of us and there won't be anybody to tell me if its fine. Those times, I could be a real pain. Once the dish is done, when I serve to hubby dear, I look so fondly at him for him to give his verdict. Poor soul, hardly gets a chance to swallow, before I ask him how it tastes. He will look at me with a given up look and says "Arre, let me first eat, how can I say how it is without even eating it!" but I can hardly wait for the results. This used to happen with every Non Veg dish that I make. There was also a time, I used to think of sending a sample to Amma to taste. In the end finally, I trust my smell sense to know everything is good.

Now after many years of cooking non veg, I don't normally get the urge to check it, still might be a good thing to have a tester around! This Mutton Pepper fry is my Dad's and hubby dear's favorite dish and I was happy it came out well. Its quite spicy, so got to be careful with the chilli and pepper!

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Cuisine: Andhra

Ingredients needed:

Mutton -1/2 kg
Onion - 200 gms
Tomato - 100 gms
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Oil for cooking

To be Dry Roasted

Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seed 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns - 4 nos
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
cinnamon - 1 small piece
cloves - 2
cardamom - 2

Method to prepare;

Wash and pressure cook Mutton pieces with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric. Drain the cooked mutton from water and keep the water aside.

Chop Onions, Tomatoes. Keep aside

Take a Kadai, dry roast all the masala. Once cool, grind to a fine powder.

Then heat Oil, add curry leaves. Then add onions. Sauté till the onions are brown. then add ginger garlic paste. cook well. Then add tomatoes, chili powder and mutton pieces, cook on high flame till the tomatoes are soft.

Then add the ground masala and sim for 5 mins, then add the water and bring to boil. Cook on high flame until the water evaporates leaving a nice thick gravy. Now fry the pieces until oil comes out. Once the water is completely gone, each piece gets a nice coating around it. In the end, add the remaining pepper powder over the pieces and stir it well.

Finally garnish with finally chopped coriander leaves and with lemon, onions.


I am sending this to Spicy Tasty’s Fortune Cooking Contest. Dad is a Leo and the food item they had matched was lamb. So I was quite happy to find something to prepare for him.

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