When we think of South Indian food, the first thing that comes to mind is idli, sambhar or dosa. While these delicacies have garnered a larger fan-following across the country, people end up with the misconception that this is all the South Indian cuisine has to offer. But that's not the case! This cuisine is filled with vibrant and exotic flavours that surprise and tantalise our taste buds. Especially in non-vegetarian dishes, South India has a variety of delicious meaty delicacies that are underrated champions of the cuisine. We have decided to shed some light on some of the most delicious mutton curries that South India has to offer.
5 South Indian Mutton Curries You Must Try:
1.Kerala Mutton Stew - Our Recommendation
The Kerala-style mutton stew has succulent chunks of mutton simmered in delicate southern flavours of coconut milk, curry leaves, and cinnamon. With boiled potatoes and carrots and a light hint of refreshing coconut flavours, it's a wholesome meal on its own.
With gravy so rich and thick, this mutton dalcha has all our hearts. Key components - meat and chana dal - make this curry truly one of a kind. Other key ingredients that make this regal dish even more tempting are cloves, chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, onion, lime, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and oil.
3.Atthe Mutton Curry
Also known as black mutton curry, this decadent gravy is popular for its distinct taste and colour. This exotic mutton curry from Jharkhand is quite a regional delicacy. The ghee laden gravy enriches the natural flavours of the mutton.
Haleem is a rich and delectable mutton stew from Hyderabad. It is traditionally slow-cooked for many hours with ten parts of goat meat to four parts of cracked wheat in pure ghee in a copper pot oven. It is also always served with birista (crisp, fried onions), lemon and coriander as a garnishing.
This Andhra-style mutton gravy another traditional delicacy that is a must try! With the signature flavours of the Gongura, also known as sorrel leaves, the sourness balances the spices of this mutton gravy.
Try out these delicious mutton curries and tell us which South Indian mutton curry is your favourite in the comments section below!