08 March 2017

Erachi Ularthiyathu|Spicy Mutton ularthiyathu/olathiyathu|Spicy Mutton Kerala style


Erachi Ularthiyathu is a classic dry meat preparation especially a speciality among Chirstian Malayalaees .Erachi in Malayalam means meat and ularthiyathu or ularth or olath or olathiyathu means roasted or dry meat prepared with an array of Indian spices and more.

Usually ,Beef olathiyathu/ularthiyathu (Kerala Beef Fry) or Nadan Panniyearchi Ularthiyathu (Kerala Style Pork Fry ) are the most famous and sought after spicy meat recipes from Christian community of Kerala especially Kottayam,where Kottayam special erachi ularthiyathu is considered as one of the most never-miss delicious meat recipe one must enjoy in Kerala for sure,if you are a non-vegetarian /meat lover .

Being a Hindu,since we consider cow sacred,we don't prepare any beef recipes at home .Even I don't prepare beef ularthiyathu at home for that matter .However,I have tasted Kerala beef fry during my college days and I used to stay in a hostel run by Christians and their menu used to be exclusively Kerala Christian recipes and since it was hostel ,hardly any food used to taste good except this beef fry ,which I realized later and I must say I loved it.

Kerala beef fry is damn spicy and finger licking for sure.During those days, it was a matter of survival and ironically, beef ularthiyathu is one of my best food memory from my hostel days .


I have so many Christian friends who are amazing cooks ,who have always shared their exclusive beef fry ,even Kerala Pork fry with us and I wouldn't disappoint their hospitality and the effort they took to prepare those time consuming meat preparation in a typical Kerala traditional/nadan style and had several opportunities to savor those Kerala nadan erachi ularthiyathu time and again .

Well,though we don't prepare beef or pork recipes at home ,we do make chicken and mutton recipes at home for sure ,occasionally.

So,inspired by one of my Christian friend's Kerala beef fry recipe,I tried to recreate ,Mutton fry Kerala style that is Mutton ularthiyathu/Mutton Olathiyathu recipe.

Spicy Mutton Ularthiyathu|Erachi Ularthiyathu Kerala style


Mutton,boneless,cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces - 1 Kilo
Onion ,big,Sliced - 1 No.
Green Chillies,slit - 4-6 Nos
Ginger ,chopped - 1 Tbsp
Garlic chopped - 1 Tbsp
Tomatoes,chopped - 1 Cup
Curry leaves,a few
Cloves - 5 Nos.
Cardamom - 5 Nos.
Cinnamon - 1"
Bay Leaves - 4-5 Nos.
Fennel seeds - 2 Tsp
Peppercorns - 1 Tbsp
Dry red chilli - 1 No. (optional)
Coriander seeds - 1 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 Tsp
Coconut oil - 1/4-1/2 cup
Pepper powder - 1-2 Tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut bits -1/2 cup 
Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 -2 Tsp

Preparation method of erachi ularthiyathu : Pls watch my video that will show you step by step how to make mutton ularthiyathu Kerala style :

If you are a non-vegetarian ,you must try this spicy mutton recipe from my place,Kerala .This Mutton recipe goes well with any roti,chapathi,rice,appam,idiyappam or just anything and you will be tempted to eat it just by itself ..mmmmmm.....YUM!