Mutton/Lamb With Potatoes

Mutton/lamb curry with Potatoes is a very simple dish to make. It tastes great; the ingredients are simple and very basic. The red meat tastes out of this world with all the strong spices. The potatoes add a touch of creaminess to the whole dish. The curry is simply cooked in the fat of the lamb/mutton.

If you’re someone who isn’t afraid to experiment in this/her kitchen and keeps looking for simple, yet extraordinary tastes, this one is a MUST TRY for you!

mutton with potatoes

Preparation Time:  7-10 minutes

Cooking Time:  40-45 minutes

Main Dish

Servings: 4-5  


  • Half (1/2) kg of fresh and tender mutton/lamb
  • Ten (10) grams of chili powder
  • Thirty(30) grams of coriander powder
  • Thirty (30) grams of lamb/mutton fat
  • One and a half (11/2) tablespoons of garlic paste
  • One (1) tablespoon of ginger paste
  • Three (3) fresh green chilies. You could also use red chili powder (about one tablespoon)
  • Two (2) big sized onions- chopped up
  • Two (2) medium sized tomatoes- chopped
  • Three to four (3-4) potatoes- washed, peeled and diced
  • One (1) tablespoon of salt or to taste
  • Half (1/2) a tablespoon of vinegar
  • oil


  • To start with, nicely wash the mutton and chop in pieces (a size that you prefer).
  • Take 3-4 small sized potatoes, nicely wash them, peel the skin and then dice the potatoes.
  • Peel onions and then finely chop them.
  • Next, peel and chop the garlic and ginger. Grind and make a fine paste.
  • Take a pressure cooker. Add a few tablespoons of oil to it. Now throw in the lamb/mutton fat and heat the fat.
  • Take the chopped onions and fry them in oil along with the ginger-garlic along with the green chilies (whole).
  • Put in turmeric (haldi) powder, coriander (Dhania) powder plus chili powder. Fry all the ingredients well. If you feel the need, add some water from time to time.
  • Next, add the chopped tomatoes. Mix all ingredients well.
  • Now put in the chopped mutton/lamb pieces, add salt and mix thoroughly well.
  • Cover the pressure cooker and let the mutton/lamb cook on low heat along with all the masala’s. Give the mutton around half an hour to cook on low heat. Keep stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Allow the mutton and masala’s to dry up a little. Add the vinegar and stir again.
  • Now add two (2) cups of water to the mutton.
  • Pressure cook for about roughly 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow standing time of 15 minutes.
  • Take a pan and add some oil into it. Heat up the oil.
  • Throw in the diced potatoes and fry them in the oil.
  • The last step is to add the fried potatoes into the mutton/lamb pieces in the pressure cooker.
  • Cover and again pressure cook for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Check if the meat is tender. If not, cook for a little while longer.