How to Make Mutton Ularthiyathu

Mutton Ularthiyathu

Mutton Ularthiyathu

Kerala style, spicy mutton roast with coconut.
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients:

  1. Mutton,cut into medium pieces- 400 to 500 gms
  2. Ginger,juliened – 1 and 1/2"piece
  3. Garlic,sliced – 3 large cloves
  4. Coconut,sliced – 1/2 cup
  5. Shallots,sliced- 1/2 cup
  6. Curry leaves- 1 or 2 sprigs
  7. Green chilies,sliced – 1 or 2( according to taste)
  8. Garam masala powder – 1/8 to 1/4 tsp
  9. Black pepper powder,freshly ground – 1/4 tsp( optional)
  10. Coconut Oil – as required
  11. Salt – to atse

To roast and grind:

  1. Black peppercorns- 1 tsp
  2. Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

For Marination:

  1. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
  2. Kashmiri chili powder – 1.5 tsp to 2 tsp( according to taste)
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Corinader powder – 1.5 tsp
  5. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Green chilies ,sliced – 2
  7. Shallots,sliced – 1/2 cup
  8. Curry leaves – 2 to 3 sprigs
  9. Vinegar – 2 tsp
  10. Water – 1/4 cup
  11. Salt- to taste

Instructions:

  • Dry roast the ingredients listed under " to roast and grind" ( black peppercorns and fennel seeds) for about 30 seconds ,stirring continuously.
  • Grind this to a coarse powder with mortar and pestle.
  • In a pressure cooker ,add the mutton along with all the ingredients listed under " for marination".Add the prepared black pepper – fennel powder.Mix well until combined.Keep aside for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Cook the marinated mutton until it is tender.( Alternatively use a  heavy bottomed pan and cook covered for about 40 to 50 minutes.)
  • Next,heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add mustard seeds ,let it splutter.Next add the ginger and garlic ,saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Next add the sliced coconut,shallots,curry leaves and green chilies.Saute until shallots turn golden.
  • Now add the cooked mutton and mix well.Add more salt if required.
  • Add garam masala and cook over medium-low flame stirring well in between until it turns dark brown in color.( Make sure you scrape the bottom of the pan to help loosen the browned bits.)
  • Add freshly ground black pepper( if using), mix well .Serve with rice , pulav ,pathiri or chapathi .
  • NOTES
    • Adjust the amount of black pepper and green chilies according to your taste.