Monday, May 24, 2010

Melazhu(Pepper) Curry


Lamb leg/lamb shoulder-2lbs or Beef with bones-2lbs
Whole Pepper-2 1/2 tbspn
Whole Jeera-2tbspn
Whole Sunuf-1tbspn
Whole Coriander-4tspn
Khas-Khas(poppy seeds)Whole-2tspn
Turmeric powder-2tbspn
Yogurt-more than 1/2 cup
SALT-to taste
Cinnamon,cardamon & clove-according to taste
Onion-1 big
Cilantro & mint-Little
Ginger-garlic paste


1)In a pan add pepper,jeera,sunuf,coriander,Khas-khas(whole) & fry without oil.
2)Blend the above ingredients & make it into powder.Then add water & blend again.
3)Blend the Khas-Khas(powder) & cashew with water & keep aside.
4)Wash the meat & drain the water.To that add SALT,turmeric powder & yogurt,marinate it for 20mins.
5)In oil add cinnamon,cardamon & clove.Then add the onions & saute nicely.In a small bowl mix ginger-garlic paste with little cilantro & mint.Add this to the sauteed onions.
6)Add the meat in the oil & nicely fry it for some time.
7)Now add the blended ingredients.
8)Pressure cook it until the meat is tender.

Melazhu curry is ready to be served with Roti,naan or Ghee rice....

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