Attirachi Curry

Aattirachi Curry - Kerala Style Mutton Masala Curry. Very tasty dish. Ingredients Mutton - 1 and 1/2 kg Grated coconut - 1 and 1/2 cups Water - 2 cups Coriander seeds - 5 tbsp Dry Red chillies - 8 nos Garlic pods - 8 nos Ginger - 10 gm Cardamom(Elakka) - 2 nos Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos Peppercorns(Kurumulaku) - 1/2 tsp Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 2 sticks Coconut oil - 6 tbsp Onion chopped - 2 nos Salt - As reqd Turmeric powder - 1 tsp Ghee - 1 tbsp Coconut chips(Thenga kothu) - 1/4 cup Curry leaves - 1 spring Method Extract 1 cup of thick milk from grated coconut using 1 cup of water. Add 3/4 cup of water to the same coconut and extract 3/4 cup of thin coconut milk. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Roast together coriander seeds, chillies, garlic, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and peppercorns. Grind them into a fine paste adding 1/2 cup of water. Heat remaining oil in a cooker. Add onion and fry, till golden brown. Add the ground masala and stir for 2 - 3 mins. Add the mutton, salt and turmeric powder and stir fry for another 5 mins. Add thin coconut milk and stir. Reduce the flame and cook for 12 mins. Remove the cooker from heat and allow it to cool. After opening the lid, add the thick coconut milk. Cook, till the gravy becomes thick. Heat ghee in a pan or a kadai for a minute. Add coconut pieces and curry leaves and stir fry, till the coconut turns golden brown. Pour it over the curry.