Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mutton Chukka Varuval .

Mutton chukka varuval is a famous dry curry prepared in the restaurants of TamilNadu , India. Chukka means dry curry.
It gets its gorgeous brown or almost a blackish red color due to the stir fry procedure. This dish will not have any mint leaf or cilantro . But the main flavor comes from the loads of onion and curry leaf.
It is my dad's favorite and he never fails to buy us this incredible chukka along with parotta , whenever he goes to Tuticorin.

It is a famous dish in chettinad cuisine also. But I am narrating my native method here.

Goat dry curry / mutton stir fry / mutton sukka varuval:

To pressure cook:
Goat meat (mutton) - 1 lb (1/2 kg)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Shallot onion - 5
Garlic - 5 pearls
water - to immerse the meat.

To grind:
Ginger - 3 inch
garlic - 6 pearls
fennel seed (sombu) - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 2 tbsp
cumin - 1 tsp

Red onion - 2 (big)
Tomato - 2
cinnamon - 2 inch,
clove - 5
bay leaf - 2
Salt - to taste
sesame Oil - 1/2 cup
curry leaf - 2 sprig
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 3 tbsp
Shakthi curry masal powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp (to sprinkle at last)


1.Cut the meat into small pieces. Wash and clean the meat.
Add all the items given to pressure cook together and cook till we get a whistle. Then reduce flame and cook for 15 minutes.
After the pressure gets released , check if the mutton is cooked.

2. Heat oil in a wok. Add cinnamon, clove and bay leaf.
Then add the finely chopped onion and fry till it becomes red.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a while.
Then goes the tomato and fry till oil gets separated.

3.Now add all the powders , salt along with the water in the cooked meat , except the the mutton.Stir the mixture continuously till the masala becomes almost dry.

4.Then add the cooked mutton and stir fry until the fry becomes a dry curry.

Mutton chukka varuval is ready !

Serving suggestions:

Serve as side dish with chapathi, parotta chalna or rice.
Sprinkling some lime juice and garnishing with curry leaves makes the dish more flavorful.

Addition of 1/4 tsp meat tenderizer powder while pressure cooking , makes the meat very tender and juicy.


Mutton Chukka Varuval goes a 'Side dish for chapathi', an event hosted by me.
Rush your entries before September 15, 2009.


Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks yummy and making me drool....

Shama Nagarajan said...

mouthwatering varuval

Faiza Ali said...

That really looks yummy and mouthwatering.Yum...yum..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy....i think will go very well with rasam sadam.....

saffronapron.blogspot.com said...

My hubby loves mutton and will drool over the pics if I show him this. :)

sathya said...

Delicious, mouthwatering dish viki!
btw, i tried your muslim wedding biryani and it was an ultimate hit in my family :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Even the name sounds so drool-able..:)..n very true seeing the pic..I remember my amma used to make meat in such a way..all black n dry..But I rarely get it that way..mainly cos I am not patient enough to wait for it to turn that dry..lol..:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks awesome... I love it...

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

My my wht a mouthwatering mutton side dish pa..tempting me to try on of these days

Priya Suresh said...

Tempting mutton dish, makes me hungry.

Dori said...

That sounds good with all the onions and especially curry leaves!

ashsdelicacies.blogspot.ca said...

I am drooling over this dish...excellent recipe dear...really different colour.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Viki...you are really tempting me with this varuval...I love chukka varuval with rice and rasam :)

Nandinis food said...

Chukka varuval looks tempting!

chow and chatter said...

oh this looks good I have only made a goat curry with masala yum

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum Viki...

Purva Desai said...

this looks appetizing....will be sending many curries soon for the event.....

Chitra said...

looks nice viki..

Subhie Arun said...

wow..tats yummy viki,,,..looks so tempting!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Got a award for u, plz accept it dear:)

Nandinis food said...

Viki, Your Event ' Side Dish for Chapathi' is a Big hit. Congrats! Eagerly waiting for the round-up and try all those delicious dishes!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!! Thats really yummy viki...

Faiza Ali said...

Hey dear, I have an award for you, kindly accept it.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Mythreyi and Faiza for the award. That means a lot to me.
Thank you friends for the lovely comments.

Rina said...

Who won't like the dry curries Vikki..nice recipe..

lissie said...

the dish looks so tempting...! I will try your version for sure... :)