Flavorful and delicious south Indian style mutton liver recipe. It is easy and quick to prepare with ingredients which are commonly used in our day-to-day cooking. This serves as a great appetizer and a great side with plain rice, variety rice and any Indian flatbreads.

Spicy mutton liver masala is a dry preparation of mutton liver which is strongly flavored with spices and masalas. It is a very popular south Indian dish and is found in almost all restaurant menus in South India.

This spicy mutton liver is an authentic and south Indian style recipe which is delicious, spicy and flavorful. The distinct flavor, awesome aroma and beautiful colour of the dish comes from the freshly roasted and ground spice powder.

Dry roasting the spices and grinding them releases all the aroma and flavors from the spices which then penetrates into the mutton liver and imparts an aromatic dish.

Mutton liver masala or mutton liver fry is a family favourite dish. Both me and my hubby loves mutton liver so this is often made at home and orders them whenever ordering food from restaurants.

Cooking liver masala is very simple and almost all the ingredients are readily available in our pantry. If it is not available in your pantry you can easily get it in any Indian stores. If you’re really a fan of liver, you will definitely love this one and whip up this ridiculously easy and delicious mutton liver masala.

What is Mutton Liver Masala?

Mutton liver masala also called as kaleji masala is a dry preparation of mutton liver. Mutton liver masala is a flavorful dish from the basic Indian spices which are easily available in our pantry and also in stores and super markets around us. It is a spicy and delicious mutton liver recipe prepared with freshly ground spices – peppercorns, coriander seeds, dry red chillies, cumin seeds and fennel seeds, some whole spices, onion, tomato, ginger garlic, curry leaves, some spice masala powders – red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and serve it garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

How to make it with chicken liver?

I love chicken liver as much as I love mutton liver. These two are regular at my home. You can make this recipe with chicken liver and gizzards.

The recipe and cooking process remains the same. Only thing is that, the cooking time will be lesser when making with chicken liver as chicken liver is softer and takes lesser time to cook as compared to mutton liver.

You might like this chicken liver & gizzard fry recipe so do check it out. It is one of my favourite and a regular one in my kitchen.

Variations of mutton liver masala

This mutton liver masala is a dry version. Here I have used very minimum water, adding it gradually in the process of cooking. You can make it semi-dry or gravy version with the same recipe. You just need to add the water as per your required consistency. Semi-dry and gravy taste great equally and pair well with rice, roti, chapatti, paratha, dosas and idli.

This recipe doesn’t use coconut but you can use coconut as well if you like. Add the grated coconut while roasting the spices.

Few chicken and mutton side dishes you might like:

Chicken And Potato Masala Fry
Bhut Jolokia Grilled Chicken
Chicken Drumsticks Fry
Chiken Masala Fry
Black Pepper Chicken
Mutton Fry
Mutton Chukka
Chicken 65

Chicken With Dry Bamboo Shoot – Naga Style

You might also like these curry recipes:

Chettinad Chicken Curry
Easy Chicken Curry
Zero Oil Chicken Stew
Butter Chicken
Chicken Kola Urundai Kuzhambu
Pepper Chicken Gravy
Kashmiri Rogan Josh
Mutton Curry With Coriander Seeds
Chettinad Mutton Kuzhambu

All of the above recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

If you’re fond of spicy and aromatic delicacies, then this is surely the one to go for! It is lip-smacking good. I hope you’ll try this simple and easy recipe and if you do, please do share your thoughts about the recipe with me here.

So let’s hear the recipe on how to cook restaurant style mutton liver masala at the comfort of your own home with step by step pictures.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients to make mutton liver masala:

500 gms mutton liver cut into cubes
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 green cardamom
3-4 cloves
2 large onions chopped
1 large tomato chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chili powder
½ tsp garam masala
3 tbsp oil
2 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste
Water as required
Few coriander leaves chopped

For roasting and grinding:
7-8 dry red chillies
2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds

Step by step pictorial instructions on how to make mutton liver masala:

In a pan dry roast the ingredients mentioned in the roasting and grinding list – dry red chillies, peppercorns, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds till the spices are roasted well and begins to get a nice aroma from it. Take off the flame.

Let the dry roasted spices cool down completely and grind them to a fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, saute and let it crackle.

Add the half portion of curry leaves, onions, ginger garlic paste and saute them till the onions turns transparent.

Add the tomatoes and saute them till they turns mushy.

Add the red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and mix well nicely.

Add the mutton liver and mix well together that the masala coat nicely with the liver.

Continue to cook in low-medium heat stirring in between till the water released from the liver evaporates completely approximately 10-15 minutes.

Add the ground spice powder, remaining curry leaves and mix well. Sprinkle some water and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the mutton liver is cooked completely. Take off the flame.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve as an appetizer or as side side.

Well, if you make this easy and simple mutton liver masala, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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