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Mutton Varuval Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 10:27:00 PM

This Mutton Roast / Varuval is an aromatic mouthwatering recipe make with freshly ground spices and slowly roasted on a iron pan. This recipe can make you extremely addictive and the taste lasts in your taste buds for ever.The method we cook makes the mutton to stay tender and soft.I can guarantee you that this tastes far better than the one which we order in the restaurants. Lets see how to make this delicious Mutton Roast.

Please click here to watch Mutton Varuval in Tamil - Madras Samayal

Serving Size          :  3-4 people

Preparation Time : 20 min

Cooking Time       : 30 mins

Difficulty: Spice Level:

Quantity Ingredints for Mutton Roast

To Cook Mutton
3/4 kg Mutton (Goat )
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

salt to taste


To make masala
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Cardamom
2 Cloves
Star anise
1 tsp Pepper Corns
4-5 Dry red chilies
1 tspCoriander seeds
1 tsp  Cumin seeds
2 Green Chilies
1 inch Ginger
3 Cloves of Garlic
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves
1 spring Curry leaves 
7-8  Small Onion

To make Roast
2 tbsp Oil

Curry Leaves for Garnishing

Salt to taste

Cooking Method

Step 1) In a pressure cooker  add the mutton pieces,some salt and Turmeric. Then add some water not too much just to cover the mutton pieces.Cook for 4-5 Whistles on a medium heat or until the meat is soft and tender.

Step 2) Dry roast Cinnamon, Cardamom, clove, star anise, fennel, cumin, pepper, green chilies, red chilies, ginger , garlic , shallots(small onion) , Curry leaves and coriander leaves and roast it for some time until you feel the nice aroma of the roasted spices and be careful no not burn them.
Step 3) Transfer all the roasted spices to a blender and grind it to a smooth paste by adding some water.
Step  4) Heat oil in a pan and add the Onions and cook until they are golden brown.  Now to this add the broth which we have separated from the mutton after cooking. Then add the freshly ground masala and some salt and mix well with the masalas .We need to cook this until the gravy thickens and reduces.

Step 5) Now you can see the gravy is nice and thick,  add the cooked mutton pieces and mix well with the gravy.After mixing nicely cook this for sometime until the oil separates ( on a medium heat). Finally add some curry leaves for garnishing and turn off the heat.

Our Delicious Mutton roast is ready to be served.I cannot wait to taste this awesome mutton Roast.If you want a gravy kind of thing then you can add the mutton pieces along with the broth at the end and cook for 5 minutes in the masala. Happy Cooking.


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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  5. Mutton Varuval is a popular recipe from South India. It is a dish made of mutton, coconut, onions, and spices that is cooked on a stove top. The name of the dish comes from the word "Varuval" which means "to roast."

    This recipe has been passed down through generations in the family of my mother-in-law. She used to cook this dish for her husband's birthday and other special occasions. But I was never able to taste it until recently because my mother-in-law passed away before I could make it for her.