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spicy pepper mutton curry served in cast iron pan with spoon on the side
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Black Pepper Mutton Curry (Indian Lamb Curry)

Here’s a bold, fiery hot, warming mutton curry that is exploding with flavors. It’s got that kick from black pepper that is the most important spice ingredient in this curry. A wholesome meal in itself with served with rice or flatbread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 428kcal


For Marination-

  • 1 lbs 450 grams Mutton, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

For Curry-

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger thin slices
  • 10 curry leaves you can find it in Indian stores. You can skip it
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coconut slices thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoon ground pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water


  • Rinse mutton/lamb pieces under tap water. Add all the marination ingredients and to mutton and allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat coconut or vegetable oil in a pan. Add garlic and ginger pieces. Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves. Cook till onions turn soft.
  • Add marinated mutton and ¾ teaspoon salt.
  • Add freshly ground pepper, coconut pieces. Continue to cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups water and mix well. Cover, simmer and allow meat to cook on low flame until mutton gets cooked.
  • Once curry reaches desired consistency turn off flame and serve hot with rice.


Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg