Mutton Chops Masala Recipe / How to make Chops Masala / Lamb Chops recipe


Mutton chops is not only my favorite, hope it would be a favorite dish for everyone. This is a traditional and authentic tamilian recipe prepared in our family. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday#121 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

For my other Lamb/Mutton recipes, click here.

Mutton (lamb) Chops Masala

Mutton (lamb) Chops Masala


  • Mutton chops – ½ kg
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch stick (1 piece)
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks
  • Salt to taste
  • Gingelly oil / Sesame oil – 2 tbsp.


  • Peel and finely chop the onions, ginger and garlic pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Clean the mutton chops pieces, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Pressure-cook mutton chops for 3 whistles with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, ½ tsp of salt and 2 cups of water.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the spices (cinnamon, cloves, star anise and cardamom) and wait until they turn dark in color.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic pieces, cook them well.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add only the mutton chops, along with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off, now pour in the leftover water, from the pressure cooked mutton.
  • Cook in medium flame, until it becomes semi-dry.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and wait for few seconds or until the oil floats on the top of the chops.

Serve hot. Goes out well with steamed rice + sambar or steamed rice + rasam.

Video of my final touch:


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