Thursday, 16 June 2011

Ball Curry (Traditional Fare)

                                          Courtesy: Freeda Fernandez

This, the Madras avtar of the famous ball curry preparation carries more flavour than the regular ball-curry.

Now cook the difference!
Beef:  250g (minced)
Potato: 3 (cubed)
Coconut milk:  2 cups (thin)
Coconut milk: 1/2 cup (thick) (alternatively, use coconut milk powder)

Masala   1:
Shallots: 10
Garlic: 10 pods
Ginger: 1’’ piece
Coriander leaves: 1/2 cup
Aniseed: 1 tsp
Green chilli: 6
Salt: to taste.

Masala  2:
 Red chilli: 10 or 1 ½ tbsps chilli powder
 Coriander seeds: 2 tbsp or 2 tbsps powder
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp
Aniseed: 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick: 1’’ piece
Cloves: 6
Cardamom: 3
Pepper: 1 tsp

Onions: 3 (sliced)
Ginger-garlic paste:  tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsps
Curry   leaves   a few
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsps chopped

 Grind masala 1, to a coarse paste.mix well with mince & make small balls of it. keep aside.
Dry  roast  masala 2. Cool & grind to a powder.
Heat   oil, fry onions light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves & coriander leaves. When fragrant, add masala 2, salt & thin coconut milk & bring to boil.
 Now, drop in the meat balls gently. Partially cover the vessel, cook till balls are half done.
 Add the cubed potatoes Cook till done. Finally, add thick milk, adjust salt.

You could add a tomato, sliced or a tbsp of vinegar to balance taste of coconut milk.

 Ghee rice, ball curry, & raita is a favourite combination for a special occasion lunch.
 Good with idiappams too.
 Or for that matter ....just about Anything! Anything!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

1 comment:

  1. Tried it.. it's so aromatic and full of flavour..brought back memories of the yummy food you made at home..