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Durban Mutton Curry Recipe

Cook the famous Durban Mutton Curry at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Enjoy it with rice and all the accompaniments, or as our world famous Bunny Chow

Here is a recipe to cook a Durban Mutton Curry at home.


  • 500 g mutton cut into pieces
  • 100 ml oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoons of fennel seeds
  • 1 large onion chopped or grated
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger & garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons of masala
  • 3 Potatoes cut into cubes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh coriander (chopped dhania)
  • 1 medium tomato (Cut into small pieces or grated)
  • Add water to according to how you like your gravy.


1. Heat oil and then add onion, turmeric & spices to fry for a few seconds (allow onion to soften)

2. Add masala, ginger & garlic allow to cook for a few seconds (make sure not to burn the masala)

3. Add tomato (when almost cooked stir in meat and allow to sauté)

4. Turn down heat and cover saucepan

5. Cook until meat begins to fry up

6. Add the curry leaves and salt

7. Add the water (if necessary) and potatoes

8. Bring to a boil, then turn down to moderate heat

9. Cook until meat is tender & potatoes are soft

10. Simmer until ready to serve

11. Garnish with dhania

Notes: In a rush? Try this 35 minute mutton curry recipe.

Britannia Hotel’s Famous Recipe

Watch the video below to see how the curry masters at Britannia Hotel in Durban cook their famous mutton curry.

Durban is known at the city where the fun never sets. The warm Indian Ocean lapping onto beautiful beaches, modern shopping centres, great clubs, restaurants & bars and world class sporting facilities. We are blessed with a wonderful mix of people from diverse backgrounds.

Yes, Durban is the city where the fun never sets, but it is also the most famous city on Earth when it comes to our curries. Without a doubt, the most famous of all is the Durban Mutton Curry. Enjoy it with rice and all the condiments or served as a good old fashioned Bunny Chow.

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