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Guava Curry

Course Mains - Meat
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people


Masala Paste

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 0.5 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves

For the Curry

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 400 gram mutton
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 0.5 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 semi ripe guava
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 0.5 lemon, juiced


  • Grind together all the ingredients for the masala paste using as little water as possible
  • Marinate the mutton in salt and set aside for 30 minutes
  • In a pressure cooker, add the oil and sauce the onions until soft and translucent.
  • Add the masala paste as well as the mutton and sauce for 5 - 10 mins until the mutton has been browned.
  • Add in a cup of water, close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles and 15 minutes on slow until the mutton is tender.
  • While the mutton is cooking, peel the guavas, remove the seeds and cut them into thick wedges. Set aside.
  • Once you have opened the cooker, add in the guavas and simmer the curry for a further 5 - 10 minutes until the guavas are soft.
  • Turn the heat on low and add in the coconut milk to form a thick curry. Adjust the salt if need be.
  • Once the curry has reached your desired consistency and the guavas are cooked, turn off the heat. Squeeze in some lemon juice and you are good to go!
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and some kachubar on the side.