Tamil language name for Mutton is Aattukari or simply Kari. Aadu is Goat and Kari means meat. Hence meat from Goat is Aadu kari or Aattukkari. In those days this was the famous meat and hence simply Kari would mean Mutton. In the country side, Mutton / Goat is also called as Keda.
Mutton is the key meat in those days before broiler chicken became famous. Even in this present day, mutton is the preferred meat during festivals or celebrations in country side. Typically Sunday is a Mutton day for Non-Veg lovers. You can see mutton stalls crowded since early morning till noon.
Mutton is great with rice during lunch or dinner and a delicious mouth watering combo with Idly during breakfast or dinner. Mutton Kuruma is good with Chapati and Parotta too.
Mutton is goat meat. In general in South India we do not eat Lamb. We prefer Goat. However for those living in areas where goat meat is not available, Lamb meat works good too.
Goat meat is considered to cool down our body. Since Tamil Nadu being a hot region, mutton is very famous for cooling down our body.
Tamil cuisine style Mutton is famous not only in India but also in other Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia.
Choose a dish from a Photo or from the list below:
Check out the above links to make delicious mutton dish.
Photos of Mutton:
Photo of Mutton Legs / Mutton Shanks
Photo of Mutton Tenderloin
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Mutton:
Aattukkari, kari, cari, aadu kari, Keda