Coorg Style Meat Curry

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There are days when I feel like leaving all and just running away. Aren’t their days when we all feel like that? At times, the determination is sky high – that I am going to overcome everything, come what may be, while some days are just the opposite – everything feels like a deck of cards! I have this habit of sitting in the dark once the whole house goes to sleep, with the dim light in the passage on and the whole house silent. Somehow, Azza does not like me sitting alone, so she came and disturbed my silence the other night. Irritated, I commented, “I am going to put both of you at a school back home. You people go and stay with uppa and umma (my parents)” Initially, she looked excited and in a matter of seconds, she coiled down onto my lap and stayed silent. Understanding that my statement must have put her in a dicey situation, I asked her, “You don’t want to go?” She said, “Ummi, I want to, but what will you do?” That got me thinking. As soon as we become mothers, one part ceases to exist. We convert ourselves from a free soul to a soul with some dependants. As much as I crave for some me-time, a part of me feels really guilty of leaving the kids alone. The only me-time I have is in the office, so to say. Once I am out, my head is only whispering to be home as soon as possible. Even though I steal in around 15 minutes before I pick up the kids from their babysit, I still want them back home at the soonest. And as soon as they are in and they get to their boisterous best, I am wondering, “Ya Allah, why did I pick them up so early?” πŸ˜€ Sometimes, it just takes a deep breath and an assurance to yourself that everything is going to be fine… πŸ™‚


Sharing with you today, a very easy meat curry, without much effort! Normally when I see recipes from cookbooks, I do a google search just to see similar recipes. This recipe is from Chef Noushad’s cookbook. While googling, I couldn’t find any curry called “Coorg Meat Curry”, which was kind of disappointing since I was looking forward to seeing a few of them. It turns out that normally Coorg curries are made of other meat which is haraam for us and there were a couple of chicken based recipes which was quite different from the one in the book. So I don’t say that this curry is authentic, but I went by the book and made it. Firstly, the meat is marinated in some spices and then mixed into a lovely ground sauce and cooked till done. Just to let you know that poppy seeds (around a tbsp) is a part of the ground paste, but I didn’t use it since I don’t get it here. So if you have it, you can use it. There is very little oil going into this curry, which is a plus point. It is totally cooked in the meat stock and that just adds on to the taste. If you are in a mood for something quick yet tasting amazing, then do try it… It just goes so well with chapathis and porottas!


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3.40 from 5 votes

Coorg Style Meat Curry

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm meat with bones
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves


  • Combine the meat with turmeric to salt and marinate for at least an hour or more if possible.
  • Grind everything under the "for grinding" section.
  • Add the marinated meat and the ground mixture into a pressure cooker and mix well. Adjust seasoning.
  • Cook on high flame for three whistles. Lower the flame and cook for another 10 minutes. Switch off and allow the flame to go by itself.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and sizzle the curry leaves. Add into the prepared curry. Relish with rotis or rice!


Updated on May 6, 2020: I was a little shaken by some of the nasty comments that sprung up on this post after so many years! Some were totally without respect, and hence I chose to display only one comment in my comment section. I am aware of the fact that pork is used in Coorg mainly, but I wasn’t aware that other meat were not sold. And then I ended up landing up on this link. As I have mentioned in the post, this recipe is taken from a cookbook. Since, as Muslims, we don’t eat pork, I replaced it with a meat that is permissible for us and tried the recipe with similar flavors. I must say we totally enjoyed this dish. It was amazingly flavorful, and hence the reason it got updated on the blog. Taking into account the sentiments, I have updated the post name to “Coorg Style Meat Curry”. It simply means that it is cooked in Coorg style but with meat that I am able to eat. Hope this clarifies the situation. Peace… πŸ™‚


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  1. Lip smacking curry. ..beautiful colour.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nusrath…

  2. 5 stars
    So simple yet so gorgeous!
    We can’t get poppy seeds here in Nepal either so I usually substitute ground cashews in dishes with coconut or almonds in dishes with curd, they both work well to thicken the gravy & add a bit of nutty flavor.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for the tip Bibi…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  3. Love any kind of curry…just terrible making it right. This looks really tasty.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  4. curry looks delicious very nice.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Swathi…

  5. Awww Azza, Indeed what will she do! I was a spirited, headstrong one in my teens and was just thinking how much I might have irritated my mother when I was reading the post πŸ™‚

    The curry looks very delicious Rafee. And great that there is no sauteeing involved πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… πŸ™‚ That’s one thing I love about this curry, it is just mix and cook… Thanks a lot Priya… πŸ™‚

  6. I will go crazy without my kids around me , heheh.
    I was wondering , you didn’t add much liquid into the masala?
    Should try to find out ,eh. Will do this weekend .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Even I would be the same! Just yesterday they were out for an hour and I was so jittery, but once they were back, all the vedimarunnus started… hehe… There is no liquid, it is all stock. If you want more curry, feel free to add a little water before pressure cooking…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Razina…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks daa…

  7. I have never tasted or been to coorg even though it was/is most sought getaway for bangaloreans… This is so new to me… and I am willing to give it a try.. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That’s why I mentioned that this may not be authentic… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Fami…

  8. Nice curry, looks so yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  9. This is new to me. Is this suppose to be dry curry?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      The curry will have stock dear… thanks a lot Nora…

  10. 5 stars
    Great! I like the way you share this recipe. It is easier for me to follow. I’ll try it myself for sure. Thanks.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Denise…

  11. 5 stars
    Cool! It is quite new for me. I’ll make it for sure.

  12. 1 star
    Coorg Beef curry.. are you kidding? Just because the name “Coorg” draws people attention you give that name is it??
    Coorg is synonym with Pandi Curry, that is what the original inhabitants of the region relish. Beef had never been part of their diet. It’s only the traders who came to Coorg from Kerala and other region who eat beef here and I guess they prepare as per their regional tradition.

    Please don’t misguide people.

  13. B.C. Bopanna says:

    1 star
    Beef is banned in Coorg. Please dont start to demeanor the culture of Coorg. Request to remove name Coorg from Beaf Curry as there is no relationship between the two.

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