Wednesday, January 5, 2011

#59 Kerala Mutton Fry


The aromatic spices used in this dish are zesty and piquant. The meat is slowly braised until there is no water and the final dish calls out V’s name since she loves meat and rice. Being the younger child,  V was skilled at getting her way, and always tried to test her limits up until the very end of time. Her little secret was that she melted her parents hearts' simply by giving us that babyish grin or looking at us with her puppy eyes. Now that she has blossomed into a strong young lady, I am really proud of her  and a bit surprised that she has grown to be a strong and outgoing young girl, well on her way to a professional career. V ---this is just for you. 

Goat meat/mutton bone in cut up-1 ½ lbs
Onions- 11/2 cups chopped well
Green chillies- 3 chopped
Ginger Paste- 1 Tblspn
Garlic Cloves- 6 crushed
Chilli Powder- 1 tspn
Black pepper powder- 1tspn
Haldi powder- ½ tspn
Coriander/Dhanya powder- 1 Tblspn
Lemon juice- 2 Tblspn
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Coconut sliced up- a few(optional)

Spice powder:
Fennel seeds- 2 Tblspn
Cumin seeds- ½ tspn
Star anise-1
Cardamom seeds– ½ tspn
Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
Cloves- 3

  1. Wash the meat and place in a pressure cooker. Add ½ cup of water and salt and pepper to taste and cook well for 10 mins or less.
  2. There will be some liquid in the cooker after the meat is cooked. Drain out the meat and cook the liquid down.
  3. When there is about 1/4 cup of liquid, add the onions and green chillies along with ginger garlic.
  4.  Cook the onions in the liquid and there is enough oil to cook it. Before the liquid evaporates completely add the coriander, haldi,chilli powders.
  5. Roast the ingredients for the spice powder in a skillet until the aroma is given out. Powder in a coffee grinder to fine texture.
  6. Add the above powder, lemon juice  and curry leaves to the meat mix and keep frying until the spices have penetrated the meat and mutton pieces are well coated with the remaining gravy.
  7. If desired add some sliced fresh coconut and stir for a minute before removing.


  1. Hello Malli, found u @ FoodBuzz & I've just finished reading your great profile. Oh, you've been to S'pore. Hope you've enjoyed your trip here.

    Looking fwd to sharing, not just on our cooking. Hope to see you more often :)

  2. I loved my trip to Singapore but it was almost 11 yrs to u soon


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