Mutton Kulambu, how to make mutton kulambu, Kongunadu Mutton Kuzhambu

Mutton kulambu

How to prepare mutton kulambu ?

Learn how to prepare traditional Kongunadu mutton kulambu at home.


  • Mutton – ½ kg

For grinding red masala paste:

  • Pearl onion (small onion) – 2 ½ cups (cleaned)
  • Red chili (long) – 7 no’s
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 piece
  • Garlic – 6 no’s
  • Ginger – small piece (optional)
  • Oil – 3 spoons

For grinding white masala paste:

  • Coconut – Grated ¼ cup
  • Roasted gram – 2 spoons
  • Garlic – 2 no’s
  • Water – few drops for grinding

Seasoning for mutton:

  • Oil – 4 spoons
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Big onion – 1 sliced
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chili – 2 slitted
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 2 spoons. (Here I used crystal salt)
  • Coconut (Cut it in to small pieces) – 3 spoons.

Steps to grind red masala paste:

  1. In a pan add oil when it is heated add cleaned small onion and fry for 5 minutes.
  2. Next add garlic, fry for 2 minutes then add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, cinnamon, red chili and fry for 3 minutes and finally add ginger if u want and allow it cool down.(fry those masala in a medium flame)
  3. Next grind the masala finely without adding water and keep it aside.

Steps to cook mutton kulambu:

  • Switch on the stove, take a heavy bottom pan and add oil, when it is heated add mustard seeds, add onion and fry for a minute then add ginger garlic paste.
  • Next add green chili and curry leaves fry for a minute.
  • Now add washed mutton and fry till mutton pieces size get increased and colour changed.
  • Then add required salt and grinded red masala paste and mix well, fry for 5 minutes.
  • After that add water that fully covers the mutton pieces and close the lid.
  • Allow it to boil for ½ an hour. (Check the water when it is boiling don’t let them to dry)
  • Meanwhile we have to grind the white masala paste, take a mixer, in that add grated coconut ¼ cup , garlic 2 no’s, roasted gram 2 spoons, water few drops, make a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • After mutton pieces fully boiled, add white masala paste, coconut pieces, mixed well and boil till the raw smell disappear.
  • Check salt and spicy of mutton.(if you want more spicy means add mutton masala powder)

    Mutton kulambu

    Mutton kulambu

  • Now hot and spicy Kongunadu Mutton Kuzhambu is ready to serve.
  • Please click here to view mutton gravy recipe


  •     Use fresh ingredients for good results.
  •     According to variety of red chili the taste will be changed.