Meat Pattichu Varathathu


Meat Pattichu Varathathu



  1. Beef / mutton / pork – 500 gm (I used mutton)
  2. Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  3. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Pepper powder – 1.5 tsp
  6. Garlic cloves – 6 – 8, sliced
  7. Fennels – 3/4 tsp
  8. 4 cloves
  9. 1″ cinnamon
  10. Vinegar – 2 tsp
  11. Ginger – 1 tbsp, chopped
  12. Salt – To taste
  13. Hot water -2 cups
  14. Potato – 2 small, diced
  15. Garlic – 3-4 cloves, sliced

For seasoning

Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Button onions – 6 – 7, sliced


1. Wash and clean the meat. Cut into medium cubes.
2. Grind into a paste ingredients 2 to 9. Marinate the meat with the ground paste, vinegar, chopped ginger and salt for an hour.
3. Cook the meat in 2 cups hot water. Cover the pan with a deep lid containing water. This water will help cook the meat as well as ensure that it does not get charred. (It will take at least 1 – 1.5 hour for the meat to get cooked.  You can cook it in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.)
4. When the meat is tender, add the potatoes and garlic.
5. When the potato is well cooked and the gravy has thickened, remove from fire.
6. In another pan, heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds.
7. When it splutters, add the button onions.
8. When the button onions are browned, add the meat mixture.
9. Fry till dry, taking care not to let the potato pieces crumble.
10. When the masala leaves the sides of the pan, remove from heat and serve hot with rice.


Meat Pattichu Varuthathu



Recipe Source – Flavors of the Spice Coast by Mrs. K.M. Mathew

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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