Thick Meat Curry Recipe

Thick Meat Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg



1 + 2 tablespoons


3 X 2 cm sticks


3 teaspoons


1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

15 cloves

1/2 teaspoon

1 1/2 teaspoons

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Boneless mutton, beef or pork

Medium, fresh coconut, grated

Medium onions, chopped


Dried red Kashmiri chilies



Coriander seeds

Black peppercorns

Cumin seeds

Poppy seeds


Turmeric powder


Powdered nutmeg

Powdered mace

Star anise, powdered

Tamarind, soaked in 1/2 cup water

Method :
  • Wash meat, pat dry and cut into 5 cm cubes.

  • Roast coconut with half the onions for 5 minutes in a non-stick pan till golden, and set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add red chilies and whole spices and fry for a minute till fragrant.

  • Mix fried spices with garlic and roasted coconut and onion.

  • Grind to a smooth paste.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan and fry remaining onions till brown.

  • Add meat and fry for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, till brown.

  • Mix in ground spices and turmeric, and fry for 5 minutes further, stirring frequently.

  • Stir in salt, remaining spice powders and 2 cups water, transfer to a pressure cooker and cook under pressure for 15 minutes.

  • Allow cooker to cool before opening it.

  • Extract tamarind pulp and strain into cooker.

  • Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

  • Serve with rice or bread.

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