Take fennel seeds, cardamoms, star anise and crush coarsely using a mortar and pestle
In pressure cooker, add oil and cook the crushed spices on low flame.
Add thinly sliced onion, and cook until transculent
Add ginger garlic paste as shown and cook until raw smell vanishes and starts sticking to the bottom of cooker.
Once the gg paste is cooked add spices - turmeric, chilly powder, coriander powder, half of Garam masala powder. Another half spoon we’ll add later.
Once the spices are cooked, add mutton and cook on high female 3-4 minutes
Add 1/2 glass boiling water and cook the mutton for 5-6 whistles until tender. After releasing the pressure, add green chillies, curry leaves and cook on high heat
At this point add the remaining Garam masala.
Now add fresh coconut milk to the curry along with cornflour slurry and keep on simmer 10 minutes.
Adjust salt, add pepper and fresh Corainder leaves.
Enjoy with saffron rice or plain rice.
Note - if you really need the south Indian taste, then use the Garam masala with fennel and star anise seeds.
The flavors from coconut, curry leaves, fennel seeds are irresistible and very different.