I’ve made this zesty Indian dry mutton fry recipe many times now! It’s a staple at my apartment and everyone who tries it loves it. It’s healthy and goes perfectly with roti – but not so much with rice because this is a dry curry.

I initially found the recipe on YouTube, but it’s in Hindi, so I’ve translated it for you below.

Easy Zesty Indian Dry Mutton Fry Recipe. Photo © Karl Rock.
A quick fry in the pan at the end with some curry leaves, lemon juice, and green chillis. Photo © Karl Rock.


  • 500 g boneless mutton
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 green chillis
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place the mutton, ginger garlic paste, tomato, spices (only the coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and chilli powder), and salt in a pressure cooker.
  2. Mix the ingredients together in the pressure cooker, so the meat is coated.
  3. Add water to pressure cooker and cook on medium flame for 4 whistles.
  4. Wait for the pressure cooker to depressurise then remove the lid and boil until the liquid is nearly gone.
  5. Heat oil in a pan then add the curry leaves and green chillis.
  6. After a minute, add the mutton, then the lemon juice, and fry for 4 minutes.


It’s in Hindi, but you can watch for the cooking process. It’s quite self-explanatory.

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