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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mutton Podimas the Chettinad Type (minced lamb curry)

I doubt whether any other community is specialized in making this podimas like chettiars. Unlike all the other non vegetarian dishes made in chettinad this dish is totally non spicy. Children just love this. As people became calorie conscious, they started realizing the high cholesterol content in this dish and as a result now a days this podimas has almost vanished from chettinad homes. But those who have tasted the dish will really crave for it. In our home also we very rarely have mutton. I really wanted to make the world know about this mouth watering chettinad special. So after a very long time I prepared this at home. All at home are making fun of me telling that just because of cookery blogs they get a chance to taste these dishes. This will taste excellent with Rasam Ingredients
Minced mutton-1/4 kg
Minced onion-1/2 cup
Green chillies-2
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Grated coconut-2 table spoon
Bengal gram (Kadalai paruppu) boiled-2 table spoons
Pressure cooks the minced mutton along with 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon salt and ginger garlic paste. Add 1 ½ cups of water also. Cook for 12 minutes in medium flame. Once the pressure is released open the cooker. Using a strainer drain the excess water out of the mutton.Place a kadai in the stove. Pour 1 tablespoon oil. Put 2 small pieces of cinnamon, little curry leaf and the splinted green chilly. Sauté for a minute. Now add the minced onion. Sauté till the onions turn transparent. Now add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and the salt needed. Remember that you added salt while cooking meat also. Add little strained water. Cook till the water content is gone. Now break the egg and add to the minced meat and stir with a spatula fast such that the egg gets scrambled nicely. Now add the boiled kadailai paruppu and grated coconut. Sauté for two more minutes. Switch off the stove. If desired the dish can be garnished with coriander leaves while serving


Cham said...

My mom makes a lot when we re kid this keema but little different. The butcher removes the fat and mince it.... Ur (chettinadu)Keema fry is little different with Bengal gram and coconut. But for Kola urundai Kozhambu or cutlet we add egg and pottukadalai podi. Mouthwatering dish!

de said...

Hi solai, i was looking around for authentic chettinad recipes for a long time. you're blog put a stop to that...all the recipes look so yum. Is there a special chettinad recipe for rasam and sambhar? Does the book by seetha muthiah have those recipes??

solai said...

I dont find any speciality in chettinad sambar.but they make a simple and tasty sambar.As far as Rasam is concenrated there are a variety of Rasams.Seetha muthiah's book has recipes about everything.But I find them little different to the true authentic chettinad recipes.May be she has modified for additional taste.

Revathi said...

Totally new recipe aachi -

Mamatha said...

Solai Aachi,
I love Chettinad Cuisine and am so happy to have found your blog through Revathi's. I just quickly went through your archives and can't wait to try these dishes.

All the best to you and this blog.


coriander said...

I like all your chettinad dishes....i prepared spongy idlies and it came out very well...Is this mutton sukka varuval? Or is this an entirely different dish?Im looking for mutton authentic sukka varuval recipe and kottu kari for parotta?Please do post them if you do prepare at home.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Minti said...

Hi Solai,

I made this last night and it was excellent too.

Many thanks. I find such joy when a dish succeeds, and when I am trying a recipe out from your blog, it usually does.

:-)ivzzz said...

Hii, I am a regular reader of your blogs N i absolutely love it :) I tried ur mutton podimas and it was super delicious. Thank u !


:-)ivzzz said...

I read ur blags regulary and absolutely luv it ! Tried this recipe and Twas Super Delicious ! Thank u ! ;)


Anonymous said...

Thanx aachi for ur lovely recipes that u keep sharing with us, its like having a grandmother at home advicing me on how to get the best out of food. It would be great if you could share with us the recipe of keema ball curry.