Indian cuisine is a diverse mix with each regional cuisine having a rich history and a charm of its own. South Indian cuisine has especially found fans beyond the region for its rich interplay of flavours.  If you are someone who loves to gorge on south Indian non-vegetarian delicacies, you’ve got plenty of options too. From Andhra, Tamil Nadu to Kerala, go anywhere and you would find some of the finest mutton, chicken and seafood delicacies.   

One such mouth-watering delicacy is mutton sukka, a dry dish from South India that is prepared in myriad ways in different south Indian states. The term ‘sukka’ derives from ‘sukha’ which means dry. While a Chettinad mutton sukka is spicier, Andhra has different eclectic flavours. 

Mutton sukka is one dish that can be eaten any way you want. Being a dry dish, some people like to serve it as snack at parties, while others have it for Sunday lunch with rasam and rice. And if you think the dish will be a tricky one to cook at home, fret not, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you to follow.

This Tamil Nadu style mutton sukka is an extremely simple recipe that can be put together in no time. All you need is to choose the mutton pieces wisely, preferably one with the bones as the flavour from the bone enhances the taste of the dish and also keeps the meat juicy. Also make sure to keep the size of the mutton chunks small. The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t use any extra oil as the fat from mutton is enough.

The recipe simple pressure cooks all the ingredients- mutton, chilllies, shallots, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Once it is pressure cooked to perfection, it is transferred to a pan along with the gravy, and sauteed until it turns dry. Add in curry leaves at this point, roast until the mutton is brown and serve hot! Isn’t the recipe extremely simple!? Make sure to boil the mutton well before you start cooking.  

Find the full recipe of mutton sukka here. Try it at home and share your experience with us!