Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Andhra-Style Mutton Fry

Mutton is a versatile meat that makes for some of the most delicious Indian delicacies. Here's how you can make popular southern-style mutton fry at home.

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: October 06, 2020 13:12 IST

Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Andhra-Style Mutton Fry

The juicy, tender and versatile quality of mutton has given birth to many interesting delicacies.

  • Mutton is a versatile ingedient used in a variety of Indian dishes
  • South Indian cuisine has a repertoire of mutton delicacies
  • This Andhra-style mutton fry is a quick and delicious dish to try

Don't we all have those days when we simply want to indulge in a decadent Indian treat? Indian cuisine never fails to surprise us with an array of options to offer. If you are a non-vegetarian and looking for soul-satiating mutton dishes, you are in for a treat! Mutton is perhaps one of the most versatile meats that can easily make a dish a star on the table. From simple pulao to a rich curry, add a few mutton chunks and it would instantly up the game.

There are plethora of Indian mutton dishes that one can try - from nalli nahari to mutton stew, to laal maas and to rogan josh. Then we have some regional Indian mutton specialities that are known for their distinct taste and flavours. Andhra-style mutton fry, for instance, is one such popular dish that one can find across southern Indian homes. A perfect recipe usually served as a starter or as a side dish with rice, this mutton fry is typically a semi-dry dish but can be made according to your own preference. If you like it with a little more gravy, simply take it off pan a little early. Easy, spicy and absolutely delicious, Andhra-style mutton fry can be your go-to dish for every dinner party at home.

(Also Read: 7 Best South Indian Mutton Recipes)


All you need is some finely chopped mutton chunks along with spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, curry leaves and chillies. One of the ingredients in southern-style mutton fry recipe is Ulavacharu, which is optional but lends a unique flavour to the dish. A type of rasam made with horse gram, chillies and a host of spices, Ulavacharu can make your mutton fry all the more tangy and spicy. Cook the lightly sautéed mutton in the pressure cooker till tender and mix with a flavourful base. Cook till a thick consistency of your choice and serve with rice!

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About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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