January 28, 2014

AATTIRACHI CURRY (Mutton Curry in Kerala Style)

Ingredients:
Mutton - 500 gm
Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Thin coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp
Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
Coconut thinly sliced - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves -  few

For Masala:
Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Garlic pods - 2
Ginger - 5 gms
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Peppercorn - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1" stick

Method:

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil, fry together coriander seeds, red chillies, garlic, ginger, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and peppercorns.
  • Grind them into paste by adding little water.
  • Heat remaining oil in pressure cooker, add chopped onion and fry till brown.
  • Add the ground masala and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add mutton pieces, salt and turmeric and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add thin coconut milk and stir.
  • Add 1 cup of water and close the lid and cook up to 3 whistles.
  • Remove the cooker from heat and allow it to cool.
  • After opening the lid, add the thick coconut milk.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add coconut strips and curry leaves and fry till golden brown. 
  • Pour it over the curry.
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