Cochin Style Erachi Choru/ Cochin Style Meat Rice

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

  1. Beef – 400 gm, cubed

2. Shallots / kunjulli – 1 1/4 cup, sliced

Ginger, crushed – 1 tbsp

Garlic – 1.5 tbsp, crushed

Tomato – 1.5 small, sliced

Green chilies – 6 – 8, crushed

Fenugreek seeds / uluva – A tiny pinch

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Yoghurt – 2 tbsp

Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – As required

Cilantro / coriander leaves – 1.5 tbsp, chopped

Mint leaves – 1.5 tbsp, chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Salt – As required

3. Rice (puzhukkalari / matta rice) – 1 cup

Whole spices – Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp, star anise – 1, cloves – 4. cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, green cardamom – 4

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Thin coconut milk – 1 cup

Water – 1 cup

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Salt – As required

4. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Mint and cilantro – 1 tbsp each

Method

    1. Add all the ingredients numbered 2 in a pressure cooker. Combine well with your fingers. Remove 1/4 cup of this mix to use while cooking rice. Add cubed beef, 1 tbsp water and pressure cook for 4 – 5 whistles till beef pieces turn soft (do not overcook). Open the cooker after 15 minutes. Taste check for salt.

2. Combine rice with all the other ingredients numbered 3 in a large pressure cooker (4 or 5 liter). Pressure cook for 2 whistles till 90% done.

3. Open the cooker after 15 minutes. Add cooked beef along with gravy. Mix everything gently. Taste-check for salt. Cover and cook for 1 whistle (depending on the type of rice used) or on lowest heat for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Open the cooker after 10 minutes. Add 2 tsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, chopped mint, cilantro and mix well. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Serve with pickle, pappadam and raita.

 

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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  • Hi,

    The picture show whole garam masala added to the rice while cooking. But it is not listed in the recipe. I haven’t had erachi chor in a while and am so excited to try it today. I love your recipes and make a lot of them. Forever grateful!

    • Hi Mehanaz,

      Sorry for the delay in replying, I somehow missed your comment.
      I did add whole spices while cooking rice, will update the recipe. Thanks a lot for pointing it out!

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