Meat Vinthalu

Ingredients for Meat Vinthalu:

1. Meat – 900 gm

2. Salt – 1 small spoon

    Pepper powder – 1/2 small spoon

2. Oil – 3 big spoons

4. Onion – 1, chopped fine

5. Garlic – 3 cloves, chopped

6. Garam masala powder – 2 small spoons

    Cumin seeds – 2 small spoons

    Chilli powder – 1 small spoon

    Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon

    Mustard paste – ½ small spoon

    Ginger paste – ½ small spoon

    Cinnamon powder – 1/2 small spoon

7. Tomato paste – 2 big spoons

8. Apple cider vinegar – ¼ cup

9. Meat stock – 1 cup

How to prepare Meat Vinthalu?

1. Clean meat and cut into 2-inch square pieces.

2. Add salt and pepper to meat pieces, and marinate well.

3. Heat oil in a big pan and fry meat pieces for around 6 minutes till both sides turn brown.

4. Add onion and sauté it in low flame for 15 minutes.

5. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

6. Add ingredients no: 6 and sauté till pleasant aroma comes out.

7. Add tomato paste, followed by vinegar and put in high flame.

8. Keep stirring and allow contents to boil well.

9. Keep adding stock, when contents stick to bottom.

10. After full stock is added, reduce the flame and cook for 20 minutes.

11. Serve hot with rice or perotta.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine April 30 – May 13, 2022

Also read a few mutton recipes. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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