Minced Meat with Ridge Gourd Fry ( Kothu Kari Peerkankai Kootu )

Minced Meat (Kothu Kari) with Ridge Gourd Fry. In the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu, it is common to cook vegetables with mutton. Here is a minced meat (Kothu Kari) recipe with locally available vegetable, Ridge Gourd. It is a nutritious vegetable with lots of fibre and minerals. When the vegetables are cooked with meat, the dish turns out tasty. It is a side dish served along with rice based meals or even with chappathi etc.

Kothu Kari
Minced Meat

COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 5

INGREDIENTS :

  1. Minced meat : 300 Grams
  2. Ridge Gourd : 1 ( approximate 500 grams )
  3. Onion : 1 ( 150 grams )
  4. G. Chili : 2
  5. Turmeric Powder : 1 Teaspoon
  6. Chili Powder : 1 Teaspoon
  7. Salt : 1 Teaspoon
  8. Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 Teaspoon
  9. Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  10. Aniseeed : 0.5 Teaspoon
  11. Coconut Gratings : 0.25 Cup
  12. Curry leaves : 2 Sprigs
  13. Water : 0.5 Cup

Method:

Wash the minced meat (Kothu Kari) and the ridge gourd. Chop the onion, chilli. Remove the Ridge gourd skin and chop it to small pieces. Cook the minced meat in a pressure cooker with 0.5 Teaspoon Salt, Turmeric Powder, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and half a cup water for 5,6 minutes or 3 whistles. Heat a skillet with oil over medium flame and first add the aniseed. Then add the chopped Onion, green chilli and Curry leaves and fry for 5 minutes.

Kothu Curry
Kothu Kari

The cooked minced meat (Kothu Kari) should be added along with the chopped ridge gourd pieces. The water in the boiled meat is enough for cooking the vegetable as it gets cooked easily in 5 minutes. Keep stirring the meat vegetable mixture for 5 minutes till the vegetable is cooked and the water is absorbed. Sprinkle the remaining salt and the grated coconut to it. Mix it well and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

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