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Mutton Pirattal, Poriyal

Mutton Curry - Pirattal


Courtesy: Recipes of the Jaffna Tamils - Edited by Nesa Eliezer, Compiled by Rani Thangarajah
Mutton Pirattal


500 gm mutton, diced into bite-sized pieces
8 cloves garlic and thumb-sized ginger, pounded together 3 tbsp curry powder
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
25 small red onions or 2 large onions, chopped
2 green chillies
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
I sprig curry leaves
1/2 cup water
21/2 cups thick coconut milk
2 tsp roasted spices curry powder:
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
small piece cinnamon
3 cloves
2 cardamom pods
juice of _ lemon/lime


1. Marinade meat with ginger and garlic, curry powder and salt for 15-20 minutes.
2. Heat oil and add chopped onion, green chillies, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
3. Cook till onions turn golden brown.
4. Add meat and stir well.
5. Add water and allow meat to cook.
6. Add coconut milk. Stir till well cooked.
7. Add ground spice curry powder, once meat is dry.
roast and grind together
8. Stir well and remove from stove.
9. When cool add lemon or lime juice.

Mutton Fry - Iraichi Poriyal


500 gm lean mutton (or lamb)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 dessertspoon chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 dessertspoon ghee
1 cup coconut milk
25 rose onions, sliced thin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fennel seed powder

1. Cut meat into small cubes. Marinade with ginger. chilli and turmeric powders.
2. Heat ghee. Add mutton.
3. Fry to seal the meat.
4. Add enough coconut milk to be just below the level of meat.
5. Mix well and cook meat till tender.
6. Add sliced onions and salt.
7. Turn over continuously. As coconut milk turns to oil, onions will cook in it.
8. After all the liquid is absorbed, fry till oil oozes out.
9. Add fennel seed powder. Mix well and remove.


Follow steps 1-7. Then deep-fry meat pieces for a crisper finish.



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