Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chettinad Mutton Masala | Chettinad Spice powder | Chettinad Masala powder

Chettinad Mutton Masala

The term when it comes for masala powder it naturally contains cinnamon,clove so and so..... When we see what is the special ingredient of a chettinad masala powders are they use more of Fennel seeds (Sombu/ Saunf) and coriander seeds. Getting bored always with traditional style of mutton curry in the weekends..... so I wanted to change out my recipe in gravy form.From long time I had a thought of preparing mutton curry in chettinad style and this gravy/curry goes well with Rice and Parathas.

Whole Spices for masala


Coriander Seeds - 1/2 cup
Pepper -2 tsp
Fennel seed - 3 tsp
Dry red chilli -7-8
Clove - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 2 big sticks
Cardamom - 2
Star Anise - 1


1. Set aside all your ingredients measured.

 2. Dry roast all the ingredients in a kadai.

3. Allow it to cool down and transfer to a mixer jar.

4. Grind it to a fine powder.

 5. Transfer to an air tight container.

Aromatic Chettinad Masala

  • I did not keep cardamon when arranging the ingredient for a click. Kindly add.
  • I added two varieties of chilli (One for spice and other for color/flavor)
  • This gives a vibrant color to the masala powder. 
  • Roast the ingredients in low flame to avoid burning.
  • You can also roast each ingredient separately if you prefer.
  • You can use this recipe for making vegetable gravies also in chettinad style. 
  • My next post is surely the Mutton curry prepared using the masala powder.


  1. useful post
    Please link this recipe to my event

    1. Hi Remya.. how to link the post. I could find where to update my recipes. Let me know. Thanks :)


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