Aattirachi Varattiyathu

Aattirachi Varattiyathu

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 85

Ingredients

Serves 4

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

  • handful of Coconut bits 1 nos

  • Crushed Ginger 2 tbsp

  • Crushed Garlic 2 tbsp

  • Curry Leaves 2 sprig

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

  • Big onions 3 nos

  • tomatoes 2 nos

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Red Chili powder 1 1/2 tsp

  • Coriander powder 2 tsp

  • Pepper powder 1/2 tsp

  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • Cardamoms 3 nos

  • Cloves 3 nos

  • Whole black peppercorns 1 tsp

  • Fennel seeds 1 tsp

  • Coconut oil 3 tbsp

  • Water 1 cups

  • Vineger 2 tbsp

  • Salt (adjust according to your taste) 2 tsp

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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