½ kg beef or mutton cut into medium pieces
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
4 green chilies
1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 cloves, 2 cardamom, 2 pieces of cinnamon
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
½ cup coconut paste
3 potatoes pealed washed and cut into quarters
Grind the green chilies, coriander leaves, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and cumin seeds to a smooth paste in a blender. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the meat and turmeric powder and fry for some time. Now add the ground masala and salt and mix well with the meat. Keep frying on low heat till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the potatoes and sufficient water and pressure cook for 15 minutes. Serve hot. This curry is good with ghee rice or Palau rice.
MUTTON AND DRUMSTICK CURRY
½ kg mutton / lamb cut into medium size pieces
3 or 4 tender drumsticks
2 onions chopped finely
1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
2 teaspoons mild chillie powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons coconut paste or coconut milk
Salt to taste
Scrape the drumsticks and then cut them into 2 inch pieces. Wash and soak them in a bowl of water.
Boil the meat with sufficient water and a little salt till tender. Remove and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and fry till golden brown. Mix in the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, chillie powder, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and coconut paste / milk and sauté for a few minutes. Now add the drumsticks and boiled meat and mix well. Add the left over meat stock / soup or 1 cup of water and cook on low heat till the drumsticks are cooked, taking care not to overcook the drumsticks.
Serve as a main curry with rice.