6 South Indian Mutton Delicacies You Must Try

The culinary repertoire of India is truly unmatched. With a range of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, the Indian cuisine is ruling the heart of foodies across the globe. When it comes to non-vegetarian food, our love affair with mutton delicacies is unmissable. Be it the robust Nalli Nihari that reigns the northern belt to many other delightful regional delicacies that are made with indigenous spices and local cooking techniques. For instance, South Indian mutton delicacies are a treat to relish. While the coastal region is known for a variety of seafood delicacies, several of south Indian regions rustle up heartwarming, soul-stirring mutton and lamb delicacies that are just too hard to resist. 

So if you are a meat lover, this one is for you. We have got here some of the choicest, most popular preparations from the South of India. Picture tender mutton pieces, unique local spices, cooked with traditional cooking techniques that imbibe a distinct flavour and aroma to your mutton delicacy. Aren’t you slurping already? The best part is that south Indian cuisine is known for its spices and be it Gongura Mamsam or Mutton 65, you ae going to have a fiery blast at every bite. So now is the time to put on your apron and get ready for the best of South India in your own kitchen. 


1. Gongura Mamsam 

Here’s one of Andhra's most popular meaty dishes that pairs well with anything from steamed rice to chapati. Gongura or sorrel leaves is an intrinsic part of Andhra cuisine, and its Tamil name refers to its sour flavour that sets this type of spinach apart. The dish of Gongura Mamsam is bursting with flavours that combines the sour flavour of Gongura with red chilli and mutton. This one is a fiery extravaganza that you shouldn’t miss. 

2. Kerala Mutton Stew 

Also known as Ishtu, this mutton stew from Kerala is the perfect partner for your idiyappam and appams. Mildly flavoured gravy with oodles of ginger and coconut milk, Kerala mutton stew makes for a comforting winter treat. 

3. Hyderabadi Biryani 

Hyderabadi biryani is undoubtedly one of the prides of Andhra cuisine and a visit to the city of Nizams is incomplete without relishing a bowlful of the delectable treat. Packed with an amalgamation of meat, spices and long rice, cooked in 'dum' style; Hyderabadi biryani should be one dish you must not miss when talking if mutton delicacies from the south of India.  

4. Mysore Chilli Chops 

A treat from the city of Mysore, these chilli chops are a scrumptious delight for meat lovers. Lamb cutlets smeared with tantalising and spicy ingredients such as tamarind, vinegar, chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste, lends a distinct, irresistible flavour.  

5. Mutton Fry 

A delicious mutton-based snack from Andhra that you can add to every party menu, mutton fry is a south Indian delicacy which can also be a perfect side dish. It has boneless pieces of mutton cooked in an array of spices. 

6. Mutton Sukka 

A dry mutton dish with oodles of flavour and spices, mutton sukka has a special masala powder made at home along with other dry roasted ground spices. The popular dish is often served with rasam and rice or just with chutney for a delicious snack.