Madurai Mutton Masala

Madurai Mutton Fry Masala

The Flavour of Madurai is

You can define Madurai’s Culture as one of the most democratic in the world, being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world Madurai has seen many invasions, merchants and artisans from across the globe as well as multiple religions for ages. Madurai has imbibed the best of cultures and yet retained its own flavour throughout the ages.

That’s why the flavour of Madurai can never be spoken about but only FELT

Madurai is primarily famous for its Non-vegetarian delicacies

Madurai Mutton Fry Masala occupies a special status in the Popularity Hierarchy

About Madurai

  • If you take out a map of Tamilnadu and touch it right in the middle you would be in Madurai
  • Located on the Banks of the river Vaigai, Madurai is the heartland of Tamils.  It’s also called the “City that never Sleeps” as it gets a  steady stream of visitors flowing through the city round the clock, as it’s the hub for commerce for all towns down south due to its location







The Story behind the Dish

Madurai has a colorful history that dates back over two millennia.At the heart of Madurai’s rich history and traditions are the Tamil literature and rich culinary heritage.

As Madurai has always been a city of commerce its cuisine has multi-cultural influences. Madurai had trade relations extending to the Romans, Greeks, and
Arabs. Sufi saints also made their way to the Pandya kingdom since 900 AD.

On the other hand, the local Chettiar community traded extensively with Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Singapore and Malaysia. Madurai also is the home for silk weavers and merchants from Saurashtra in Gujarat who moved to Madurai several centuries ago.

Today, Madurai’s food is a happy blend of all these influences.
Madurai Mutton Fry masala recipe has been passed on from one generation to another and it has all the influences of the different cultures.

About the cuisine

Being an agrarian society, this region is the highest producer of oilseed crops such as sunflower, groundnut, mustard, etc. and coconut. So the cuisine uses these ingredients extensively.

The recipe

As it originated from the agrarian society, the recipe is made with fresh and quality ingredients

that add specific taste to the dish. Let’s have a look at them.


  • Wash the mutton 1-2 times. Cut it into the sizes you need. Add 1 tsp of thick curd and mix it well with the mutton. Let it remain for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, then add the tempering ingredients one by one such as Cinnamon, 2 to 3 nos. of cloves, 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds, 3-4 dry red Chillies, 2 cardamoms, and few Curry leaves
  • Now add sliced Onions and sauté it till it becomes translucent
  • After that add powders of turmeric, red Chillies, coriander, cumin seeds, pepper, and coconut pieces
    then sauté it.
  • Now add the Mutton pieces into it, add a pinch of salt and give a stir
  • Cook for some time till water oozes out from the mutton, Keep stirring it in regular intervals to avoid
    sticking to the bottom of the vessel
  • When the mixture gets dry, switch off the flame
  • Finally, Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot

But you don’t need to go to Madurai to taste this lip-smacking Mutton Fry Masala, we at Thillai’s Masala have sourced the exact ingredients and mixed them in right proportions with the help of legendary local masters and packed them in hygienic methods for your consumption.

Now get the authentic Madurai Mutton Fry Masala
taste at home.

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