Kolhapuri mutton curry

My father is currently going through a curry phase for Sunday lunch.

Every once in a while he complains that he is tired of eating curry curry and more curries. Then I change my menu and make English foods and then after a couple of days of eating roasts and stews he complains that all he is craving is curry… a lekker strong curry.

And the cycle repeats itself over and over again and today we are in the lekker curry phase, how long only time will tell.

Today I decided to try my hand at making one of Anjum Anand’s curry recipes.

I tired making Kolhapuri mutton curry. The recipe itself was super easy, but of course I altered the recipe to include a few more spices that I normally use and of course I added a few potatoes here and there. I mean what is a curry if a curry does not have a few potaotes to help absorb the curry gravy

The verdict, it was delicious, the aromas that were being given off, made everyone’s mouth water while it was being cooked.

This recipe even gave me an opportunity to make my own home made masala.

Ingredients for Kolhapuri masala:

  • 3 x cloves.
  • 1 x star aniseed.
  • 2 x dried bay leaves.
  • ½ x tsp pepper corns.
  • 1 x cinnamon stick.
  • 2 x dried chillies.
  • 1 x tbsp. coriander seeds.
  • 2 x tsp cumin seeds.
  • 2 x tsp fenugreek seeds.
  • 1 x tbsp. poppy seeds.
  • 1 x tbsp. sesame seeds.
  • 4 x tbsp. desiccated coconuts.


  • Place in a pan and dry roast till the coconut is nice and golden.
  • Place in a blender and grind to a powder.

Ingredients for the curry:

  • 1 x tbsp. ginger garlic paste.
  • A few curry leaves.
  • 2 x onions, thinly sliced.
  • 1 x cup coriander, finely chopped.
  • 1 x tsp chilli powder.
  • 8 x tbsp. Kolhapuri masala.
  • 1 x tsp turmeric powder.
  • 700g x mutton cubed pieces.
  • 2 x tomatoes, grated.
  • Salt
  • 3 x tbsp. olive oil.
  • 3 x potatoes, peeled and cubed.


  • Heat oil in a pot.
  • Add the onions and salt and saute till the onions start to brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and mix.
  • Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, mix and allow the tomatoes to cook till it becomes mushy.
  • Add in the curry leaves and spices and mix.
  • Add enough water to create a nice gravy.
  • Allow the mixture to come to the boil.
  • Add the meat and enough water to cover the meat.
  • Cover and cook till the meat is almost soft.
  • Add the potatoes and coriander and cook till the potatoes are soft.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve on a bed of rice.

Tell me what you think of this recipe