Spicy lamb curry in chettinad style

Recently, i had a huge craving for spicy lamb curry. So i cooked this for myself. Personally, i feel that cooking meat is simple when compared to cooking veggies. The problem starts when some one is strictly vegetarian in a family. we have to prepare both veg and non veg dishes :) This spicy lamb curry is cooked in chettinad style with freshly prepared masala powder ( kuzhambhu milagai thool) ,coriander powder and lamb stock. spicy lamb curry is an excellent combination for steaming rice.

  • cut lamb meat 8 pieces
  • chopped onion 1 no large
  • chopped tomatoes 2 chopped
  • garlic 8-10 pods
  • ginger 1 inch
  • green chilli 1
  • curry leaves few
  • turmeric powder 1tsp
  • coriander powder 1tbsp
  • red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • freshly ground masala powder 2tbsp
  • cooked lamb stock 2cups
  • canola oil 3tbsp
Freshly ground masala powder (dry roasted and powdered)
  • Coriander seeds 2tbsp
  • red chillies 6
  • cumin seeds 1tsp
  • fennel seeds 1tsp
  • cinnamon 1inch
  • cloves 2
  • black pepper 1tsp
  • shredded coconut paste 2tbsp ( roasted in one drop of oil and ground into a thick paste)
  • Wash the lamb pieces several times in clean water. Pressure cook the lamb pieces in about 4cups of water along with 1tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Heat 2tbsp of oil in a kadai and saute onions, green chilli, ginger and garlic until the raw smell goes off. add tomatoes to it and fry. Grind this mixture into a thick fine paste without water.
  • Once again, heat 2tbsp of oil in a kadai and splutter few fennel seeds and curry leaves in it. Now, you can add the ground onion mixture and saute until the oil separates from the sides.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and the freshly ground masala powder and fry till you get a nice aroma of all the spices.
  • Add salt to taste and lamb pieces. Mix thoroughly and add two cups of lamb stock to it.
  • cook for about 10 - 15 minutes such that 1/4th quantity of water gets reduced. the gravy should be thicker in consistency. serve the spicy lamb gravy with rice or chapathi.


  1. Hey Shalu,

    Lamb curry!!hmm...Fabulous dear..:)



  2. Great recipe and looks delicious dear...


  3. curry looks spicy and thick...perfect with rice!

  4. AWESOME lamb curry dear....!
    keep up the good wrk :)

  5. செட்டிநாட்டு ஸ்பெஷல் என்னிக்குமே டாப்டக்கர்தான்..சூப்பராயிருக்கு!!

  6. Delicious and spicy lamb curry..love chettinad style..yours look so inviting

  7. I dont eat lamb, but the gravy looks stunning Shalini...

  8. Gosh !!! I am sipping my first morning cuppa tea and looking at this spicy lamb curry pictures. I am already hungry and think I can have lunch...and I never feel like this so early in the morning :)

  9. wow love it....loved the chettinad lamb...great colour and sure it taste the same.....i want it now!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Slurppp, mouthwatering lamb curry,am a diehard fan of chettinad cuisine..

  11. Had you been my neighbor I would have sneaked into your kitchen for some !! Luv the gravy ..yummy !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,



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