Mutton ularthiyathu/olathiyathu is a Kerala style mutton dry fry is a favorite non-vegetarian dish in central Kerala,especially among the Christians.It is cooked meat that stir fried with aromatic spices and seasoned with roasted coconut which gives an additional crunch. It goes well with rice or pathiri
To pressure cook
Mutton- 1/2 kg
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic pods- 6-8
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Pearl onions/shallots- 1 cup
Sliced coconut- 1/2 cup
Finely minced ginger- 1 1/2 tbs
Finely minced garlic – 1 1/2 tbs
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp of fennel seeds/perumjeerakum
3-4 cloves, cinnamon stick- 1 inch piece
Curry leaves- a few
Oil – 2 tbs
Clean and cut mutton into cubes. Mince ginger,garlic,green chilly and onion using a mixer and keep aside.
Heat pressure cooker and add one tsp of oil , add the minced onion and garlic mixture and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add chilly powder,coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and saute. Add mutton pieces and half cup of water and cook for about 15 minutes for five whistles. If there is water simmer with lid open. Do not make it too dry.
Heat oil in a fry pan and add the sliced coconut. Allow this to roast till golden brown. Add the minced ginger, garlic and curry leaves and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add sliced pearl onion and saute for two to three minutes.Next goes in the cooked meat,pepper powder and the powdered garam masala and saute and roast the meat till it is dry. Serve with rice or pathiri.
Hope you will all enjoy