Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goat liver masala.

In my hometown serving non vegetarian curries along with Idly for breakfast (especially on holidays) is a very common culture. The most preferred combination are Idly with meen kuzhambu (Fish curry), Soft dosa with kothu curry (minced goat curry), Idiyappam with paya (goat leg stew), Aappam with Duck curry:) etc. One among them is the goat liver masala / Eeral masala , which won't require pressure cooking or longer cooking methods. So it is preferred by those who can spare lesser cooking time.

Health benefits:
Any liver especially the Goat's is always considered a good source of Vitamin A and a good remedy for nightblindness. Those who have cholesterol complaints should reduce the liver consumption. Click to see the nutrient fact.

Goat liver curry / Aattu eeral masala:

Goat liver - 1/2 lb (1/4 kg)
sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Red onion / shallot (chopped) - 1 cup
fennel seeds (sombu)- 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
coriander powder - 2 tsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - a pinch
tomato - 1 (chopped)
salt - to taste
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp

To grind:
Shallot onion - 6
(or) Small size Red onion - 1/2
Black pepper - 1 tbsp
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cumin seeds - 1 tsp

How to choose a good liver?
Buy dark brown colored liver. Don't buy the ones with white spot or holes in the outer layer. While chopping look carefully for affected portion inside and remove.


Wash and clean the liver.
Cut it into 1 inch size cubes.

Grind the shallot or red onion , coconut , pepper and cumin seeds together to a coarse paste.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the fennel seeds and let it become red. Then goes the curry leaves. Put the chopped onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
Now goes the ginger garlic paste followed by chopped tomato.
Fry till the oil oozes.

Add the cubed liver and cook covered with a cup of water.

After 10 minutes add the ground masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Cover and cook till the raw smell vanishes. keep stirring occasionally, till the koottu / curry becomes a gravy.

Eeral (liver) curry is ready.

Serving suggestions:

Serve hot with Idly , dosa or hot rice.


prasu said...

Wow..........so delicious dear...tempting dear...

Suparna said...

hi viki,
The masala sounds and looks very flavourful and spiced up, seems an easy recipe shall try out the same with yam :)

Unknown said...

Liver masala makes me drool...love to have it rite now with rice.:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I remember my mom....she use to make this.Looks delicious

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Delicious really delicious Viki..my favorite :D

ARUNA said...

Gosh it looks so yummy!!!!! Shd be heavenly with roti, naan and even rice!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! Liver looks so spicy and yummy!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering liver masala VIki..

Ria Mathew said...

I don't eat liver but your curry looks tempting enough! :)

Rina said...

Never say no to liver curries...Always enjoyed them whether wet gravies or simple stir fries..You have given a nice recipe there..Will try next time.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks so delicious, rich and yummy. Will surely try with chicken!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

u remind me of my school days too! Awesome recipe!

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. viki, my favt da! Pasikudhu...!

Ann said...

That was a piece of interesting information for me.Non veg with Idly for breakfast !! I never had..not that bad.great idea to be spicy..hey the liver curry looks so yummy that i feel like grabbing some from screen..I think this is going to be superb with Puttu.

Shama Nagarajan said...

mouthwatering liver...nice entry

sangeeta said...

it's so different from what we make in the north but interestingly...looks the same...
we call it bhuni kaleji..

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds like my kind of breakfast...ha ha. Wish I find some goat meat here or else...will knock your door...thats easy. just kidding.

gtyuk said...

Before even I scrolled down to read the recipe for the yeeral masaala, my mouth started watering when I read just the first paragraph, oh viki, those are my favorite combinations too!!! yeeral masala looks so delicious!