Goat Head Thokku (gravy)

Ingredients:

  1.    Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  2.    Coriander – 1 tablespoon
  3.    Star Anise – small piece
  4.    Mace – small piece
  5.    Cumin – 2 pinches
  6.    Oil – 3 tablespoon
  7.    Green Chilli – 1
  8.    Cardamom – 1
  9.    Cinnamon – 1
  10.    Clove – 2
  11.    Onion – 1
  12.    Tomato – 1
  13.    Salt – 2 pinch
  14.    Coriander leaves – few
  15.    Fennel seed – 2 pinches
  16.    Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
  17.    Ginger & Garlic Paste – 100 grams

Things to be done before we start cooking

  • Wash the meat (goat head) for 2 or 3 times – then keep it aside for the water to drain off.
  • Peel the skin of 1 medium sized onion – then chop them to thin long slices.
  • Take 100 grams of ginger and garlic – peel the skin – then grind them together to make the required “ginger-garlic” paste.
  • Coriander Leaves – take a few and cut them into smaller pieces.
  • Tomato – take 1 medium sized – wash and cut it to smaller pieces.

Steps to Prepare

Note: We are going to cook the meat obtained from just 1 goat head – that meat will weigh around 300 to 350 grams – so the masalas are added accordingly.

If we are going to cook meat obtained from 2 or 3 goat heads, then the proportion of masala added should be increased accordingly.

 

1.   Place a pan on the burner, turn on the flame to high mode. Let pan get a little hot.

2.   Once the pan is warm, turn the flame to LOW mode, then put the below into pan –

  • Cinnamon – 1 inch ling piece
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Clove – 2
  • Star anise – small piece (just take half of 1 anise)
  • Mace – small piece
  • Fennel seeds – 2 pinches
  • Cumin – 2 pinches
  • Coriander – 1/2 tablespoons
  • Stir a little for 15 seconds.

3.    Take these fried spices in a small mixy jar – grind it to a fine powder.

4.    Place a pan on burner, put in the chopped onions (1 onion – cut into small). Pour oil – 3 tablespoons (ground nut oil preferred) and then stir till onions turn little brown in colour.

5.    After onions turn light brown, turn flame to LOW mode. Then add the below –

  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves – a few
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Tomato – 1 medium sized (chopped to small pieces)
  • Stir for 10 seconds
  • Salt – 2 pinches (less than ¼ tablespoon)
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
  • Stir for another 30 seconds.

6.    Add the meat (goat head, washed and cleaned) to the pan, stir well.

7.    Pour water – make sure all the meat pieces get immersed in water.

  • Close the pan with a lid.
  • Keep flame in HIGH mode.
  • Wait for water to get to boiling state – we can see steam oozing out of lids.
  • Now, turn the flame to low mode.
  • Let the meat get cooked in low flame for another 25 minutes.

8.    After 25 minutes, remove the lid, stir a little.

Then add the masala that we prepare in step 3 (obtained from mixy jar). Stir well for 2 minutes. Turn off the flame.

 

Our dish is ready to be tasted.

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