Kuttanadan Tharavu Mappas / Duck Curry with Coconut Milk

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Duck -  3/4 – 1 kg (Cut into medium pieces)

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Salt – To taste

3. Whole spices – Fennels – 1/2 tsp, Cardamom – 3 – 4, Cloves – 8, Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, Whole pepper corns – 1/4 tsp (Crush all the whole spices in a mortar and pestle)

4. Ginger – 1 inch, thinly sliced

    Garlic – 8 large cloves, chopped

    Onion – 2 medium-small, thinly sliced

    Green chilies – 4 – 5, slit

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

    Freshly ground pepper powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

6. Vinegar – 2 – 3 tsp

7. Hot water – 1/4 – 1/2 cup

8. Coconut milk, thick – 3/4 cup

9. Salt – To taste

10. Freshly ground pepper – 1/4 tsp or to taste

    Curry leaves – A few

    Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp + 1 tsp

    Gram masala powder – 1/4 tsp or to taste

Method

1. Heat 1.5 tbsp coconut oil in a pressure cooker at medium heat. Add in the crushed whole spices and stir until fragrant, about 5 – 10 seconds. Next add ingredients numbered 4 and saute until onion turns transparent. Add in ingredients numbered 5. Saute until their raw smell is gone or for about 1 minute. Next add marinated duck pieces, vinegar and 1/4 cup hot water. Mix everything well. Close with the lid and pressure-cook for 1 or 2 whistles or until duck is fully cooked.

2. Open the lid and add 3/4 cup thick coconut milk. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper, few curry leaves, 1 tsp coconut oil and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder. Mix well and switch off when it starts to boil. Serve with porotta, chapathis, bread, idiyappam, appam, rice etc.

Duck curry with coconut milk

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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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  • Heyyyyy Maya…..wat a gr8 xmas recipe….lovely…..haven’t ever tried making duck…will definitely try this time….wish u & ur family merry Xmas & rockin year ahead…..keep up the gud wk…

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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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