Aatunthala Curry ~ Goat Head Curry

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Even though we are not used to any “exotic” kind of foods except chicken liver or giblets occasionally, this is one thing I used to eat when I was small. D would sometimes bring aatunthala (goat head) when he finds a good one in the near butcher shop and umma would make this simple yet super tasty soup like curry with it. My sister would not touch even a bit, and that would only make me happy. Just like how this recipe phased out till I forced umma to make it for the blog, this one also had gone into oblivion. Since I am wary of buying from butchers, I normally don’t prepare it. I always believe that it is better for the men to get things like these for us to cook, since the men on the other side will be wary of giving bad stuff to them! πŸ™‚ I clicked this picture on the day I was coming back from my vacation – an uncle who knew how much I loved having it sourced a small one and gave it to D in the morning and umma quickly prepared it up. There is hardly anything that goes into the curry, but the flavor that the load of garlic and pepper gives to this curry is amazing. With umma around, I have to get her to make it for me before she leaves. πŸ˜‰ Off to this super simple recipe…

 

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Aatunthala Curry ~ Goat Head Curry

Course Dinner
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 goat head cut and cleaned well
  • 1 bulb garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 small pc ginger pounded
  • 1 large onion chopped roughly
  • 6 shallot chopped
  • 2 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients except the curry leaves in a pressure cooker and cook for one whistle on high, then simmer and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to go by itself. Open and serve warm with curry leaves along with rice or chapathis!

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  1. I’ve never had this dish, sounds interesting!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

  2. Farin Ahmed says:

    I never had this dish though my hubby loves it… Will try …

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Farin…

  3. the curry looks fantastic and i used to see the cleaning of the goat head in my childhood,during festivals,we call it as thiruvizha

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ramya…

  4. ewwww… it is had with so much of joy and laughter.. when there is a goat head for family lunch.. I am like your sister! true it is always the men’s job to get the meat from the butcher…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Fami… I can’t understand, some of them can’t take it…

  5. Goat head curry looks delicious. Very nice

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Swathi…

  6. looks delicious. Never tried it. Sounds interesting!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lisha…

  7. This is a dish prepared specially for the groom’s for breakfast on the first day after marriage ,in my place πŸ™‚
    Love this curry ,hubby’s favorite too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba… πŸ™‚

  8. it looks yummy and the flavour it adds is just too good…never had goats head my father in law’s fav it is…….

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  9. I eat fish head, never tried goat head but the curry does sound quite flavorful!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for coming by Kankana…

  10. never tasted this curry but hear a lot about the taste…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya…

  11. such a flavourful curry..yummy!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  12. I had once it in restaurant…real delicious…never had courage to make it at home

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  13. My favourite!Only from India sigh!It looks delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shazia…

  14. Tasty curry . Love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  15. looks interesting, never had the head of the goat before, although I love the meat of the goat

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi…

  16. It’s a fav at my mom’s place, I have tried it but somehow not able to really love it…so never made at home….your method looks simple!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Padma…

  17. Aatunthala soup I have had…my mom used to make it, to make me put on weight…but its curry sounds new to me…super easy to make right…looks yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      This also looks like a soup though we have it like a curry… Thank you so much Anupa…

  18. I have not tasted the curry yet. But heard a lot about it. Must be a flavourful tasty curry and i have to try it :-).

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Eliza… Must try, you will like it… πŸ™‚

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