Talakaya Mamsam Kura - Goat Head Meat Curry

Most people not familiar with delicacies prepared with goat head meat. As I mentioned earlier in the recipe "Goat head meat stew",  it's a very popular meat in Southern and Eastern parts of India.The demand for goat head meat is so high in South India that people have to book their order well in advance with the butcher. The goat head normally roasted either over charcoal or open fire and then cut into pieces by the butcher before selling it to customers. Majority part of the goat head meat consists thin and fragile bones which add immense taste to the recipe. Here's an easy, tasty and juicy "Goat Head Meat Curry" recipe from Hema's Kitchen.


Goat head meat : 250 gm
Onion : 3 (large sized, 2 cut into pieces and 1 for paste)
Tomato : 2 (Cut into small pieces)
Green chillies : 3 (Chopped)
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 6 cloves
Turmeric powder : 1 tea spoon
Red chilly powder : 1 tea spoon
Currry masala powder : 2 tea spoons
Garam Masala powder : 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 table spoon


Wash the goat head meat, add 1 tea spoon turmeric powder, 1 tea spoon red chilly powder, 1 tea spoon salt and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
Grind 1 onion, ginger piece and garlic cloves into smooth paste.
Heat oil in a wok/karahi, add chopped onions and green chillies, fry on medium flame for 2 minutes.
Add ground onion, ginger, garlic paste and fry on medium flame for 2 more minutes
Add curry masala powder, salt as per taste and fry on low flame for 2 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes and fry on medium flame for 2 minutes.
Add garam masala powder and fry for one more minute.
Add the pressure cooked head meat and mix well.
Add the remaining meat stock and cook on medium flame until the gravy thickens.
Serve hot with rice or roti.


  1. Wow..Looking really yumm..U made it perfectly..

  2. We used to make this for festivals sply fo rfamily get together very glad to see the recipe :)

  3. very yummy n inviting recipe dear

  4. Wow, despite loving goat meat, I have never tried goat head...the curry looks yummy...

  5. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.


  6. awesome recipe..looks so tempting!!

  7. hi hemalata, thanks for visitng my site. wow! this sounds like a real delicacy, looks delicious.

    seldom get to eat this, may be once in 5 years.
    over here we can only have the head, if we buy a whole live goat- else no chance of buying the head only. have a nice day

  8. I ve heard a lot about head curry but was totally scared to heat all the goat parts, except the meat :) This one should be a treasure recipe for those who look for ...:)

  9. In Cyprus we use this part of the animal to make zalatina. It is a very lemony dish with rosemary that it is served as a side dish. This recipe sounds very interesting. I am sure it tastes good!

  10. yummm... it looks and sounds awesome! ive never had goat's head before... and now i'm looking forward to it...

  11. Hi Hema, you have an award waiting for you at my place..

  12. Never tasted this dish before but your preparation tempts me to try out....

  13. Hi Hema,
    So nice to have met you and thanks a lot for stopping by my space.
    This dish is very new to me but it looks awesome!! I'll be visiting more often!
    See you soon.


  14. Looks flavorful and delicious.

  15. I haven't tried goat head, it sounds interesting. Looks fantastic!

  16. this is new to me..i never heard abt it...awesome..i never tried goat...But i feel this looks awesome

  17. i have tried it dear....but i love mutton..looks delicious

  18. That dish must taste wonderful!



  19. I love goat meat but never the head part..hehe. Just gotto know that people eat goat head too. Curry looks tasty ;)

  20. i have never tried goat head..i never knew it is edible ..looks very spicy and good

  21. Never tried goat but it looks very yummy!!

  22. Wow looks so interesting. We have goat at easter sometimes. Great recipe!

  23. Didn't know the head could turn into delicious curry. But spicy is good

  24. That's so creamy and aromatic...i usually make soup with it...


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