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Paal Kari / Mutton Cooked in Coconut Milk

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Paal Kari is one of the most special dishes prepared in and around Tuticorin for Christmas. This goes out well with Coconut Milk rice, Toasted Bread, Hoppers /Appam. We induce Butter Beans to this curry, but I have induced Rajma / Red Kidney Beans. Let me share the recipe…

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Paal Kari / Lamb Cooked in Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • Mutton / Lamb – 250 gms
  • Butter beans / Overnight soaked Rajma – 20 gms
  • Onions – 200 gms
  • Potatoes – 150 gms
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel  seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon (1” inch stick) – 2 nos
  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Cloves – 5 nos
  • Star Anise –  2 nos
  • Ginger (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Garlic – 7 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp.

Making of Paal Kari / Lamb Cooked in coconut milk –

Preparation:

  • Clean the lamb/mutton pieces and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop half the quantity of onion and roughly chop the rest of the pieces.
  • Peel and roughly cube the potatoes to pieces.
  • Take the roughly chopped onions, ¾ tsp of cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and black peppercorns all together and coarsely crush them.
  • Bring 2 to 3 cups of water to boil in a pressure-cooker, add the mutton/lamb pieces, and all the crushed ingredients, and pressure-cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add cinnamon, cloves, star anise, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions, and cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and cook for 5 mins.
  • Pour the pressure-cooked mutton along with the beans and the stock.
  • Add salt, followed by the coconut milk, cover and cook until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top.

Serve hot with Coconut milk rice or Toast Bread.

 

Rajma Paratha / Red Kidney Beans Paratha

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Paratha is one of my favorite, not only me but also my family likes to have paratha atleast once in a week. My daughter love to get it for her lunch box, not only mine but I have seen most of the kids throwing out the beans from the gravy. Rajma Paratha is a healthy, easy and a perfect lunch box dish. Thought of using Rajma in the better way, which should be liked and not thrown out by them and this resulted in my RAJMA PARATHA.

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Rajma Paratha goes out well with any dips or any curry. I have served it with Mayonnaise and Lamb Bones Curry. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Boiled Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour / Atta – 1 ½ cups
  • Green chilli – 2 nos (optional)
  • Cumin seeds (crushed) – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp


Preparation:

  • Mash the rajma well or grind the rajma to a coarse paste.
  • Finely chop the green chillies and crush the cumin seeds.
  • Take wheat flour / atta, salt in a wide mouth bowl, add the rajma paste followed by green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Crumble it well with your hands, pour water little by little and knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough to small portion, roll it to a ball.
  • Flatten the balls to a thin circle by dusting it with wheat flour/atta.
  • Heat a tawa, rub it with oil, gently add the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha and cook for a min.
  • Swap the sides and cook until the paratha is done.

Serve hot with any Curry (curry should be watery) and a dip.