Aattirachi Varattiyathu

Cooking Time

Preperation Time : 40

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 85

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1/2 kg Goat Meat (cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces)

  • 1 handful of Coconut bits

  • 2 tbsp crushed Ginger

  • 2 tbsp crushed Garlic

  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves

  • 2 Green Chilies (adjust the quantity according to your spice level)

  • 3 Big onions

  • 2 Tomatoes

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder

  • 2 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder

  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick

  • 3 Cardamoms

  • 3 Cloves

  • 1 tsp Whole black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds

  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil

  • 1/2 to 1 cup Water

  • 2 tbsp Vineger

  • 2 tsp Salt (adjust according to your taste)

Directions

  • 01

    Heat 1 inch cinnamon stick, 3 cardamoms, 3 cloves, 1 tsp whole black peppercorns, 1 tsp fennel seeds in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes. No need to add oil. Once it is cooled, powder them. This is the masala powder.

  • 02

    Marinate the meat pieces with the freshly made masala powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 2 tbsp vinegar and some salt. Keep it aside for at least half an hour.

  • 03

    Transfer the marinated meat pieces into a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup water. Cook well.

  • 04

    In a thick bottomed kadai, heat some coconut oil. Add the coconut bits and fry till it starts turning brown.

  • 05

    Add ginger, garlic, curry leaves, green chilies and big onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.

  • 06

    Add tomatoes and saute very well till the mixture becomes mushy.

  • 07

    Now add the remaining 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder. Saute for another 2 to 3 minutes. Take care to stir in between. Add little water if the mixture is sticking to the bottom.

  • 08

    Next, add the cooked meat pieces and pepper powder. Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes till it becomes dry.

  • 09

    Serve hot with Appam, Idiyappam, Puttu, Porotta, Bread or Rice.

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