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19 Apr 2007

Aattirachi Varattiyathu / Dry mutton curry

This preparation has a medicinal value. This is usually prepared for the benefit of delivered ladies.Have heard from grand mothers that they would take different parts of mutton after delivery to regain health within the forty days of rest! When some one having anaemia or related diseases due to iron deficiency , mutton liver can be prepared using these ingredients and method. If I write about all advantages of mutton, it will go long..
This is a cumin based recipe.If you don't like, reduce the amount of cumin seeds.

Mutton half kg
Small onions 8
Cumin seeds one teaspoon
Pepper corns two teaspoon
Turmeric powder half teaspoon
Coriander powder two teaspoon
Garam masala powder half teaspoon
Garlic cloves seven
Ginger one inch piece
Green chilly two
Curry leaves
Coconut oil

w to prepare
Grind small onions, cumin seeds, pepper corns, garlic, and ginger together.
Mix with all the powders mentioned above.
Add salt.
Mix mutton pieces with the above paste.
Add little water for cooking.
Cook till done.
Open the lid, keep on a low flame and reduce water.
When the mutton is dry, add curry leaves, slit green chilly and little coconut oil, and mix well.


  1. yum yum.. what is going on in the blog world.. mutton everywhere/

  2. Pic looks so good. I prepared this and felt the cumin flavour does not at all go well with mutton. Cannot think of a non veg dish with cumin anymore. I am gonna try your other recipes for mutton now.

  3. Hey Anon, In the beginning, I have written, this recipe is usually prepared for the benefit of delivered ladies. Since Cumin helps to produce breast milk and helps to cure the uterine organs, it is taken as an important ingredient in this. For me also, don't like cumin with non veg.Thanks!

  4. Hi..i love reading your recipes and today tried the beef fry recipe..its great. Thank you.
    Your mutton recipe interests me because im pregnant with my first one and did not know about mutton's benefit for post-delivery.Im new here in Texas and dont have much indian friends as yet to advice me on this. Is it good to eat it while pregnant too?
    would you know any more such foods/recipes for pre/post delivery? i would appreciate it very much if you could let me know.
    Looking forward to hearing from you Seena!
    Have a great day.

  5. Hi Crispus,
    Thanks for the fb.Glad to know you liked it..
    You can take non veg items in a moderate amount during pregnancy.But this preparation is for post-delivery.We would take much more food too. If possible send a mssg to my email (check profile). Will try to reply asap, after collecting information from mom. Ok? :)
    Loved your blog too, it would be nice if you write in Malayalam.. :)

  6. Seena,

    I tired this today.Initially I was a little skeptical about the cumin,but after it was cooked,I liked the flavor it added to the dish.By the way,i used liver for this recipe.


  7. Reshma,
    thanks for the fb..!
    Was it you tried out egg biryani too? :)
    Keep visiting here..

  8. Can i have a yummy mutton curry recipe?We are throwing a party tomorrow and i am still browsing for a good recipe..

    Pls mail me if psbl..thanks..:)

    Your blog has soooooo many recipes,i am going to try them one by one!Good Job!

  9. Soumia,
    thanks for the comment.. :)
    I have already published four mutton recipes in this blog.
    Pls check it in the index.
    Good luck!

  10. Hi itha, this turned out to b delicious.

  11. Thanks dear!
    Its a great pleasure to know from you..
    Hope things are going well with you. :)

  12. Hi Seena,
    Many thanks for this dish.I was searching exactly the same one for ages cos my granny used to make this when I was a child and I wanted to recreate it.
    All I could remember was the aroma of cumin inside the house when she prepares this...And I did the same with your husband simply loves it...thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful traditional recipe:-)

  13. hiii,,
    Its simple nd interesting to read ur recipies,,im newly married nd so new to dis cooking field..ur site helps me a lott..u've dun a great job..

  14. Thanks Shyama and Jariba! Try out more .. :)

  15. Thanks Shyama and Jeri.. try out more from here.. :)

  16. Hiiii seena.,i jus tried four recipies fo ma b'dy party.,u knw evryone appreciatd me n said dat it was too gud to eat n dis s d first tim v r tastin dis dish.,i very much excitd.,heartful thanx to seena:).,

  17. I am trying out this with chicken liver itha..can you please help me with the procedure


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