Mutton Curry with Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves

Mutton curry with fenugreek leaves served in a bowl
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In all honesty there are very few mutton recipes that I can cook well. One such super easy and delicious non veg recipe is Mutton Curry with Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves.

Mutton in this curry refers to goat meat whereas Fenugreek leaves is also known as methi leaves.

Fresh fenugreek methi leaves
Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves

There are several benefits of fenugreek leaves and combining it with mutton in a curry form with little spices brings out its distinct and wonderful flavors.

In this dairy free recipe I have also added potatoes however you can totally do without it.

You can serve this with either Bread or Roti or Paratha or even Rice.

Learn more on benefits of Methi leaves, click on 👉 Doctor NDTV

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Mutton curry with fenugreek leaves served in a bowl

Mutton Curry With Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves

Super easy Mutton Curry with Fenugreek (Methi) leaves that is highly nutritious along with being super delicious and dairy free.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 500 grams Mutton (Goat Meat) Clean and cut into medium pieces
  • 2 cups Fresh Fenugreek Leaves chopped
  • tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 3 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large Potato cut into 2 inch in size
  • cup Oil
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing

Masala Powder

  • ¾ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt as needed

Whole Spices

  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf


  • On medium flame in a pressure cooker add oil. Once hot add the ingredients mentioned in “Whole Spices”
    ⅓ cup Oil, 1 Black Cardamom, 4 Cloves, 1 Bay Leaf, 2 Green Cardamom
  • Once the aroma has released which will take around 30 seconds add the chopped onions. Fry them until they turn golden brown in color.
    2 medium Onions
  • Add the chopped potatoes and fry them along with the onions for 5 mins. Then remove them and set it aside on a plate.
    1 large Potato
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and fry for 20 seconds.
    2½ tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Now add the washed and drained mutton pieces. Keep frying by stirring continuously until the mutton changes color and oil starts to leaves its sides. This will take around 10 minutes.
    500 grams Mutton (Goat Meat)
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and continue to fry for about a minute.
    3 medium Tomatoes
  • Add the ingredients mentioned in “Masala Powder” stir until well combined.
    ¾ tsp Turmeric Powder, 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder, 2 tsp Coriander Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Powder, Salt as needed
  • Now add 1 cup of chopped fenugreek leaves and stir well.
    2 cups Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
  • Add 1 glass of water then close the pressure cooker lid. Cook it on high flame for 1 whistle and then turn the flame to slow and cook it for 10 mins.
  • The aim is to make sure the mutton is 95% cooked. Then release the air from the pressure cooker and open the lid. Check if the mutton pieces are cooked well. If not, do not worry. You will know why in the following steps.
  • Now add the semi cooked potatoes back to the cooker along with the left over chopped methi leaves. Adjust the water and spices accordingly and cover the cooker with the lid. Do not close the cooker completely. Let it cook on slow flame for 10 mins.
  • If the mutton is still tough and you do not have much time on your hands then you can again close the cooker lid tightly and pressure cook it for 1 fast whistle and 5 or 10 mins on slow flame. Depending on how tough the mutton is.
  • Finally open the lid and garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with rice or paratha or bread.
    2 tbsp Coriander leaves


If you need help with any Herb or Spice listed in this recipe then refer to the guide: List of Herbs and Spices

2 comments on “Mutton Curry with Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves

  1. Looks delicious, will definitely try it out.

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