Monday, December 11, 2006

Aattirachi Recipes - Mutton Recipes

I found a halal shop, selling fresh cut goat meat yesterday.There was also goat brain available. Goat meat being red meat, we have it once in a way. This is a spicy meat dish, which is flavoured with coconut milk.

Mutton Masala Curry - Aattirachi Curry


Ingredients

500 gm - Mutton / Aattirachi

2 - Green chili, slit in center

1 inch piece - Ginger, chopped

1 sprig - Curry leaves

Roast Ingredients

2 - Cinnamon sticks

4 - Cloves

1 tsp - Fennel seeds / Perumjeerakam

1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder

3 tbsp - Coriander powder

1 tsp - Red chili powder

1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

1 - shallot, diced

To exact Coconut milk

1.5 cup - Grated coconut

Seasoning

1/4 cup - Coconut bits ( Thenga kothu )

5- 6 - Shallots, diced

Salt to taste

Preparation

1 ) Cut and wash mutton pieces. Extract thick coconut milk, by grinding grated coconut in half cup water. Set aside for final garnish. Extract milk second time with 1 cup water. Set aside in another bowel. Take a third extract with 1.5 cup water.

2 ) In little oil, roast shallots then add coriander, red chili, turmeric, pepper, aniseed, cloves, cinnamon. Grind to a fine paste with little water.

Method

1 ) Place mutton in a pressure cooker. Add green chili, ginger, curry leaves and the ground paste. Add the third extract coconut milk, mix well. Add salt to taste.

2 ) Pressure cook the meat for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Allow the cooker to cool and open.

3 ) In a pan, heat oil and fry the ingredients for seasoning. Add the coconut bits and fry lightly, take off pan and set aside. Then add shallots and fry till light brown.

4 ) Place the cooker back on medium heat after opening. Add the second extract and cook till gravy is thick. Add the seasonings. Adjust the salt as per taste. Add the final thick coconut milk and take off the stove.

Serve hot with kerala porotta's or rice dishes.

Dry Mutton Masala - Aattirachi Varathiyathu



With a slight variation, is another mutton recipe. Here in this recipe coconut milk is not used. This is a dry and spicy dish.

Ingredients

500 gm - Mutton / Aattirachi
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1 inch piece - Ginger, chopped
1 - Tomato, diced

2 sprig - Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Dry Roast & Powder

2 - Cinnamon sticks
4 - Cloves
1 tsp - Aniseed / Perumjeerakam
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder
3 tbsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

Seasoning

1/4 cup - Coconut bits ( Thenga kothu )
5- 6 - Shallots, diced

Method

1) Dry roast all the ingredients listed to roast and powder it.

2 ) Place mutton in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom pan. Add green chili, ginger, Tomato, curry leaves, roasted powder and salt. Stir and mix well. Add one and half cup water.

3 ) Pressure cook the meat for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Allow the cooker to cool and open. Or cook in heavy bottom pan, closed with a lid till the mutton is cooked well.

4 ) Heat oil in a pan, add the coconut bits and fry lightly.Take off the pan and set aside. Then add shallots and fry till light brown.

5 ) Place the cooker back on medium heat after opening. Cook till gravy is thick and all the water is used up. Add the seasonings, stir and mix well. Take off the stove.

Serve hot with kerala porotta's or rice dishes.

2 comments:

Just Another Brick said...

Yum... fedex please :)

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