The Goat Mutton Challenge

It can be confusing to understand what is goat and what is mutton as different countries label animals differently. In India when they eat goat they say that they are eating mutton. Whereas in the UK a lot of mutton (adult sheep) is sold as goat.

But there are big differences between mutton (adult sheep) and goat:-

  • The carcases look different: a mutton has shorter legs in a u shape whereas a goat has longer legs which have a v shape
  • The meat itself is different in colour, mutton is more a pinky colour whereas goat tends to be a deeper darker red, however this can have some variation depending on the age of the animal
  • Flavour: goat has an earthy sweeter flavour to it, whereas mutton is a richer more intense flavour than lamb
  • And lastly a goat is a goat and mutton is a sheep

Want to taste the difference yourself?

Order our Goat Mutton Challenge Box which contains 1kg of diced goat meat and 1kg of diced mutton see the difference in colour, taste, texture and flavour for yourself.


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Mutton / Goat Curry Recipe

1Kg Goat  / Mutton 
2 red onions, chopped
1.5 inch knob fresh ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon ghee
4 cloves (whole)
2 cardamom pods
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon kashmiri chili powder (if using cayenne use a little less)
1 teaspoon paprika
1-2 Serrano pepper, minced

Add later (approx 1 hour before serving):
1 (28 ounce) can organic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala, add more to taste
½ - 1 cup water, depending on how thick you'd like the curry


In a coffee grinder, finely grind cloves and cardamom.
In crock pot, add all ingredients listed except tomatoes, water and garam masala (you will add this at the end).
Set to high and cook for 4 hours - stirring the curry every hour or so.
After four hours, add tomatoes, garam masala and water. Cook on high for another hour or until the goat / mutton meat is tender.