I tried recreating the old favorite using Pork this time because that was what I had on hand, Generally Beef is used for this preparation. I wasn't sure how it would turn out so used very little meat around 3/4th of a pound.It tasted very close to the traditional version.
- Beef or Pork - 3/4 pound
- Shallots - 4
- Garlic - 8 cloves
- Dry red chillies - 6 crushed
- Curry leaves - 2 spring
- Black pepper - 1/2 tsp crushed
- Vinegar - 1 or 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - 2 tbsp
Crush the shallots and garlic and keep aside.
Cut the meat into thin large slices and marinate it in a mixture of turmeric powder,salt and half of the vinegar.
Heat a non stick or Cast iron skillet and add the marinated meat pieces and cook (you don't need to add any oil) until the meat pieces are almost fried and dry.
Take these meat pieces and pound them with a hammer or you could pulse them in the food processor for a minute until the meat is shredded.( Do not grind the meat but just shred it , if you think using the food processor will grind it just shred with your hands or 2 forks).
Heat Oil in a frying pan and add in the crushed shallots,garlic, red chillies and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
Add in the shredded meat and mix well.
Add in vinegar and salt to taste and stir fry on medium flame until it starts browning.
Add in the crushed pepper and continue frying until the mixture is dry and slightly crispy.