Mutton Kheema Masala / Koththukari Masala

 Hi ppl, Hru all ? Really missed blogging after coming here. Well, getting the internet connection was such a painful task cos of the bad weather n festival season. After several trips to the bsnl office made by my H, finally they agreed to give the connection and that happened after 15 days of waiting  after applying  and 2 days back only we got it. I really missed talking to my friends, and I really felt missed out from the civilization without the Internet. 

Now that I'm back ( can I say that surely ?!) ,wll surely be reading all my fellow readers blog and so many new recipes to catch up on.. This kheema masala has become my fav ever since I've reached here. My mom-in law makes this often and not to mention, it tastes awesome with the idli's.. and so I made this today and clicked some pics to get featured in my space.. Njoy gals.

Ingredients :
Minced lamb /mutton -- 1/2 kg (acc to ur requirement)
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Mutton masala powder -- 2 tsp (optional)
Onion -- minced, 1/2 cup
Fennel seed powder -- 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon -- 1/2 " piece
Cardamom -- 1 no.
Cloves -- 1 no.
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- 2 tsp

To Pressure cook : 
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1/8th of a tsp
Red chilli powder -- 1/3 tsp
Water -- 3/4 cup
Onion -- 1/4 cup, chopped
Salt -- as needed
Tomato -- 1/2 no.
Mutton ( specified above)

To crush :
Garlic pods -- 10 nos.
Whole peppercorns -- 5 to 6 nos.
Poppy seeds -- 1/2 tsp 


Method :
  • Pressure cook the minced lamb with onion, tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, gg paste and add one cup of water. Cook for 12 whistles ( mine took 12 whistles to cook very soft)
  • In the meantime , crush the garlic pods , peppercorns, poppy seeds using a mortar n pestle / else in a mixie and make into a coarse mixture.( do not add water)
  •  Heat oil in a kadai and do the seasoning with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Stir in the fennel seeds powder as well. Now add the crushed mixture to the seasoning mixture and fry for a minute keeping the heat in low. Now, ur house will be entirely filled with the aroma of these spices . ( hmmmm...)
  • Now throw in the minced onions and saute well adding half the salt ( remember, we've already added some salt in the cooked kheema mixture). Saute until the onions turn slightly brown. Add the remaining gg paste and again saute till the oil starts oozing out.
  • Stir in the mutton masala powder (optional) at this stage, if u r using and mix well with the masala. 
  • Finally add in the cooked kheema mixture ( kheema mixture should not be watery, thatz y we r adding only a cup of water, just enough to get cooked) and blend well with the masala. U may add 1/4 th cup of water ,if ur mixture is too thick. Give them a rapid boil for 5 minutes and once it reaches the consistency we want, switch off and the kheema masala is ready to be eaten with idli's, dosa n roti's. ( take a look at the picture for the consistency it needs to be)

Notes/Suggestions :
  • Make sure u don't add more water to cook the kheema, else the kheema masala would be watery and will take much time to reach for the desired consistency.
  • Adding store bought mutton masala is totally optional.
  • U can make the madurai special , kari dosai with this masala. I've tried and it tastes awesomee..

Happy eating guys,


  1. Welcome back :) lovely treat for mutton lovers..

  2. எப்படி இருக்கீங்க??...கீமா மசாலா வாசனை கமகமக்குது,ஆசையை கிளப்பிட்டீங்களே...

  3. nice to see u back with so tempting dish

  4. Chapathi and this kheema masala.. mmm... delicious...

  5. Kheema masala looks perfect shanvi, glad to know that you have settled and got the internet connection

  6. Welcome back...Recipe looks very tempting...

  7. I love kheema recipes. Looks delicious. First time on your space Shanavi.. Nice blog. happy to follow you.

  8. yummy keema!!perfect with chapathi!!nice shot!

  9. welcome back - where in India u have shifted to ????

  10. Its my fav..Looks tempting nd flavourful...

  11. Looks perfect and to drool ....

  12. Welcome back!!!! This curry looks soooo....delicious..The masala is so flavorful & aromatic..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. So tempting recipe,looks so delicious ans nice presentation too....

  14. Kheema looks very tempting my fav too..yummy

  15. Yumm, super tempting kheema masala, seriously drooling here dear, glad to see u back with a beautiful dish.

  16. I am drooling here,shobana..perfect sidedish for chappathi

  17. Wow!! Mouth waters when I see something non veg!! This looks delish!!

  18. Looks so tempting,aromatic and delicious..bookmarked.

  19. Just mouthwatering...the recipe looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  20. Drooling spicy masala. Very much inviting.

  21. Very spicy and flavorful Masala. Wonderful pictures too.

  22. good to see you here again! :) the kheema masala looks super delicious!

  23. Yummy delicious mutton kheema..very tempting!!
    You have a neat space with yummy recipes,glad to follow you :-)
    Do drop by my space and I would love if you follow my space too..
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  24. Looks yum,,,clicks are good too,.

  25. delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..New follower here..

    Do visit my blog too

  26. Great recipe! Maybe you can try my recipe for Keema as well. I have shown how to use Keema as appetizers.

  27. Perfect! I'm hungry..feel like having it with hot phulkas..

  28. Hi, your recipe looks delicious. We have linked it with the following article in our blog.

    Hope you would visit our blog.

  29. Tried making muttoon and it turned ot delicious. Thanks for sharing

  30. Made mutton for the first time. Turned out to be delicious




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