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The Best Mutton Chops Curry- Pressure Cooked In The Instant Pot

Flavorful & delicious mutton chops curry…

Mutton chops cooked with a special homemade spice mix. I pressure-cooked this curry in the Instant Pot, sauteed shallots, ginger-garlic, sliced onions, tomatoes, added mutton chops & the aromatic spice mix. Pressure cooked for 25 minutes.

The beauty of mutton chops curry lies in the artful combination of spices & cooking till the mutton turns soft, a delightful dish that can be enjoyed with Kerala parotta, parathas, appam, etc.

The Best Mutton Chops Curry - Instant Pot Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
For making homemade spice mix
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp (must add)
  • Whole black peppercorns- 1 to 2 tsp, based on your spice level
  • Dried red chilies- 3
  • Whole cardamoms- 3
  • Whole cloves- 2
  • Whole cinnamon- 2-inch slice
For cooking
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic, crushed- 2 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Shallots, sliced- 3 large shallots or 8 small onions
  • Onions, sliced thin- 2
  • Green chilies, halved- 1 to 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 1
  • Add the prepared spice mix
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Mutton chops- 8 chops
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. I've taken 8 mutton chops, any kind of mutton pieces can be used.
  2. To a blender jar, add all the spices mentioned for making the homemade spice mix, grind to a fine powder, keep it aside.
  3. If you can handle the heat, add 2 to 3 tsp of whole black peppercorns.
  4. This spice mix can be made ahead of time & stored in an air-tight container.
  5. I'm using an Instant Pot for pressure cooking, or use a regular pressure cooker instead.
  6. Turn on saute setting, medium temperature.
  7. Let the stainless steel pot turn hot.
  8. Add coconut oil.
  9. Add 2 tbsp crushed ginger & garlic (3 garlic cloves & 2-inch slice ginger) & dried bay leaves, saute for a minute.
  10. Add the sliced shallots, or add small onions sliced.
  11. Add the sliced onions, season with 1 tsp salt & saute for 2 minutes.
  12. Add green chilies & curry leaves, combine well.
  13. Add chopped tomato, combine well, saute for 2 minutes.
  14. Add the prepared spice mix, combine well.
  15. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder & ½ tsp more salt, saute for a minute.
  16. Add the mutton chops, combine well.
  17. Ensure the pot hasn't turned brown.
  18. I didn't add water, while pressure cooking liquid will ooze out of mutton, onions & tomatoes.
  19. Close the pot with the lid.
  20. Cancel saute setting.
  21. Select pressure cook setting, set the time to 25 minutes at high pressure.
  22. After pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes & then do a quick pressure release.
  23. Open the lid, mutton chops will. be cooked perfectly.
  24. There will be some liquid in the pot.
  25. If you want the gravy to be thick, select saute setting & cook for 5 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  26. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  27. Serve in a bowl & enjoy with parotta, chapati, poori, parotta, appam, palaada, etc.
  28. This is an absolutely finger-licking delicious mutton chops curry.



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