Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ma's Masala Chops

Masala Chops
Every now and then I get this craving for my Mum's food and flip through my recipe book for a taste of home.  This is one such recipe and we all love it.  It can be made with practically any kind of meat and tastes good whatever it may be.  Serve it with rice or bread or chappathi or idlis or even with doasi to mop up the delicious gravy. 

The Recipe:

1 kg ribs, cut into 2 inch pieces, wash and drain; 1 tsp chilli powder or to taste; 1/2 tsp jeera powder; 1/4 tsp turmeric powder; 1/2 tsp pepper corns; 10 flakes garlic, medium sized; 1/2 tsp mustard; 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp salt to taste.

Seasoning:  3 - 4 sprigs curry leaves and 4 medium sized onions, sliced fine; 2 tbsp olive oil

NB:  I always use non stick pans.

Grind the above to a smooth paste and marinade the ribs overnight.  The longer the better.  Pressure cook in 2cups ( 500 ml) water for 40 minutes or till tender.  Remove from fire and keep aside.

Heat a large non stick pan, add the oil and when hot throw in the curry leaves.  Stir fry a minute and add the onions.  Lower flame and fry till golden brown.  Make sure the onions are not burnt.  Add the ribs and fry till brown all over.  Add the gravy and give it a boil.  Serve hot with fried or baked potatoes.

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