Malay style mutton curry with potatoes


I love a lekker strong mutton curry and especially if it has nice big pieces of soft potatoe.

My late gran had a delicious finger licking nose running mutton curry recipe that she always made at family gatherings and she always served it with patcha chutney.

I make mutton curry every other day and it never comes out like hers, since I already had her recipe book open on the meat section, I thought why not see if she just happened to write down her recipe for mutton curry.

Even while I am writing this recipe, my lips are already watering for another plateful of this curry.


  • 500g x mutton cubed.
  • 1 x tsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1 x tsp jeera powder.
  • 1 x tsp coriander powder.
  • 3 x pieces cinnamon sticks.
  • 3 x cardamom pods.
  • 4 x whole cloves.
  • 1 x tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 x tsp masala.
  • 1 x tsp salt.
  • 30ml x cooking oil.
  • 2 x onions, finely chopped.
  • 500ml x boiling hot water.
  • 4 x tomatoes, grated.
  • 1 x tsp white sugar.
  • 3 x potatoes, peeled and quartered.
  • Freshly chopped dhania to garnish.


  • Rinse the meat and set aside.
  • In a pot, heat the oil and add the onions, saute till transparent.
  • Add the spices and salt and give it a good stir to mix.
  • Add the meat, mix so that the meat is coated, cover and allow the meat to cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Add 250ml of the water, mix and cover again to cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the grated tomatoes, stir and allow to cook till the meat is almost tender.
  • Add the potatoes and the remaining hot water.
  • Cover and allow to cook till the potatoes are soft and the meat is done, you can add more water to prevent the food from catching.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with dhania.

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