Munagakaya Mamsam – Mutton Drumstick Curry

Meat lovers will relish this mutton curry which is cooked in combination with drumsticks. The meat becomes succulent and flavorful from the slow simmering to absorb the spices and the drumsticks give the taste buds a good tingle. Very easy preparation and makes a good curry with hot rice or rotis.

Munagakaya Mamsam

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  mutton


  •   1 kg mutton, washed and drained
  •   2 drumsticks, skinned, cut into 1 1/2 " pieces and stir fried for 3 mts in 2 tsps oil
  •   3 medium sized onions, finely chopped
  •   2-4 green chillis, slit (adjust)
  •   1 tsp red chilli pwd
  •   1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
  •   1 tbsp coriander pwd
  •   1 tsp cumin pwd
  •   1 tsp roasted poppy seeds/khus-khus/ghasagasalu pwd
  •   1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Garam Masala Pwd:

  •   5 cloves
  •   1 1/2รขโ‚ฌยณ cinnamon
  •   1 cardamom

Method for making Munagakaya Mamsam

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and green chillis and saute for 6-7 mts. Add ginger garlic paste and saute further for another 4 mts. Add the mutton and combine well. Cook on high heat for 7-8 mts, stirring the meat such that is doesn't burn. Add chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd, jeera pwd, poppy seeds pwd and salt, combine.
Cook on medium heat for 7-8 mts and add 2 glasses of water. Pressure cook till three-fourth cooked. Remove lid, add garam masala pwd and the sauted drumsticks, simmer over low to medium heat, uncovered, till the meat and drumsticks are cooked and turn soft.
Serve hot with white rice or rotis.


  • kalva

    i heard abt this one.. My freind should be very happy if she sees this recipe… thx sailu

  • nags

    drumsticks and meat?! wow thats a unique combo to me ๐Ÿ™‚ i love ur blog, sailu! i keep coming back more n more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • arundati

    this used to be a hot favourite at home which i used to relish(in my meat eating days!!)….i remember its fabulous taste

  • Mona

    Never had meat and drumstick combination, sounds interesting to me, will definitely try it out, thnx for sharing Sailaja.

  • Cham

    Drumstick and mutton great combo! My family favo, looks so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jyothi

    Hi Sailu! looks delicious and yummy…thanks for sharing dear!

  • Gauri

    a very interesting combination! also, was looking at your blog for some recipes to make at a party this week.. have really loved the chicken balls recipe and plan to make those..

  • Sujatha

    That looks absolutely delicious… Mom makes a similar curry… You are reminding me of my forgotten favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Paz

    Very, very nice!


  • Mallika

    What a lovely healthy recipe.

  • Cinnamon

    That is a wonderful recipe…. my dad even loves munakkaya vankaya curry ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing !!

  • Sruthi

    hello sailaja garu,

    I just love this recipe… my amama used to make… she was from Tuni and therefore her recipe is just like what you have mentioned here…reminded me of her…beautiful shot and thanks for recipe and sweet memories…


  • wael

    a combination of my two favourites, drumsticks and mutton. can’t wait to try out for myself

  • nikki

    Hi Sailu,Simply love your recipes and presentation. Thanks for posting yummy recipes in an inspiring way ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work…

  • BK

    Awesome Recipe……..

    Followed your recipe Religiously and the result was the Excellent.
    I just have a small request !!!!!! pls help me with the recipe of the indian style Ginger chicken masala. I am just not able to find it anywhere.

    warm Regards

  • Gauri

    Hi Sailu,
    We had that party and I made the chicken masala balls that I learned from your site.. The result was delicious.. Also, made the mutton curry with poppy and coconut paste that you have given in a different recipe. That too was wonderful.. Your blog is my favourite online hangout, a wonderful treat for my kitchen and my family!! thanks…

  • Pooh

    I learn something new from you all the time! Very nice!

  • Rajkumar Vellore

    Jesus, You just brought me to my attention something I havent had a chance to see in the last 9 years…I wish some restaurant in US sells this…

    Thanky for a nice website and the nostalgia inducing recipes…. ๐Ÿ˜›


  • Lubna karim


    Recipe looks yummy. There r no post from u since so many days. Is everything fine with u. Iam bit worried.

  • Foodie Traveller

    I plan to visit G U N T U R this weekend; as a foodie can you please guide me on sme culinary stops in this spice town? Must eateries, must visit spice markets???

  • yasmeen

    I never cooked my mamsam with drumsticks. The curry looks very unique to try.

  • Cynthia

    Why dear Sailu do you torture me so…? not so much with the mutton but the drumsticks. I have not had that in a decade. Last year when I went to Guyana, I went in search of some but no luck. Now you torture me with this curry. And mutton, love mutton.

  • mummyjaan

    Hey! one of my fave all-time curries. Thanks for sharing, Sailu.

    My grandmother had a huge tree in our house (“sojni ki phalli” in Hyderabadi lingo) and I remember eating meat and drumstick curry often in her house. Then, the tree was cut down to extend the house and there was an end of that :(.

    I always have this when I go back to Hyderabad. Occasionally we get drumsticks at our desi stores here, and this is the way I prepare it. Um, for that matter, I don’t know any other way to cook drumsticks…other than with lamb…

  • Milena

    This looks simply amazing. It reminds me of a dish I make for my Persian husband called Khoresht-e-Karafs which can also be made with lamb. Every time I stop by here you have something wonderful cooking. Thanks.

  • Gert

    Just wonderful. I will really share this taste with friends and relatives

  • anonymous someone has copied this recipe and the picture. Just thought to inform you.

    Thanks for informing me.

  • Bhavana

    Hi Sailu,
    Really amazing food recipes! i got this website through, first i have to say thank you for, y bcz i may not have got to this site in my life!
    What mouth watering traditional dishes …
    Add some sweet items too..

  • Durai

    Hi Sailu,

    Your recipes are really great. I tried the Munagakaya Mamsam Recipe
    and it came out really well. Thanks for it.