Kerala Erachi Choru Recipe – Kari Choru

Erachi Choru Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Kari Choru or Kari Soru Recipe is a keralan favorite. It is also called as Mutton Rice. You can substitute mutton with beef or chicken too.

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Kerala Erachi Choru Recipe is quite popular Recipe. In this Kari Choru Recipe rice and meat is cooked with tons of spices which adds a nice flavour to the dish. This recipe is best when served with raita and papad.

Kari Choru Recipe or Erachi Choru Recipe is spicy and strong tasting by itself, so you need some cooling raita on the side to make it more tasty. You can make my onion raita for it. You can check my other raita recipes too.

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Tips for Making Erachi Choru:

1)The total water content should be 1:2. For 1 cup rice you need 2 cups water. You can reduce the water to 1.5 cup too.

2)You can make it with chicken instead of mutton. For chicken you dont have to pressure cook. Just add it in the pot and cook for 15 mins and then add water and rice.

3)Taste the water before adding rice and adjust salt, chilli powder. The water has to be little salty so the rice will be flavourful.

mutton riceFor Making Kari Choru with Chicken. Here is the Process of Erachi Choru Chicken Recipe:

1)Replace mutton with 1 kg chicken in the recipe.

2)Once chicken is mixed with masala. set aside.

3)heat biryani pot with ghee and add spices.

4)Add chicken directly into the pot and cook for 15 mins.

5)For 4 cups of rice add in 6 cups of water into the chicken and add rice.

6)Cook on medium low heat till it is done. it will take around 15 to 20 mins.

7)Turn off the heat and leave for 15 mins.

8)Serve with raita.

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Kerala Kari Choru Recipe

 

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Kari Choru or Mutton Rice is a favorite keralan delicacy. It is typically made with beef but i tried it with mutton and it was delicious.

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Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Mutton – 1 kg
  • Basmati Rice – 4 cups
  • Onion – ¾ kg
  • Tomato – 4
  • Green Chillies – 6
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 tblsp
  • Chilli powder – 2 tblps
  • Garam masala powder – 2 tblsp
  • Mint Leaves – ¾ cup
  • Coriander leaves – ¾ cup
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tblsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tblsp
  • Cardamom – 10
  • Cloves – 5
  • Cinnamon – 1 piece
  • Star anise – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Water – for 1 cup rice you need 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Soak basmati rice for 30 mins.
  2. Chop onions in a food processor. Chop tomato, mint, coriander, green chillies in a food processor.
  3. Take mutton in a pressure cooker. Add onions, tomato mix, curd, ginger garlic paste, salt and spice powders. Mix well. Add coconut oil and mix well.
  4. Pressure cook this for 5 to 7 whistle. Once mutton is cooked, drain the liquid from it.
  5. In a separate biryani pot, heat ghee and add whole spices.
  6. Add in the stock, extra water and exta chilli power, salt and gaam masala powder.
  7. Once this comes to a boil. Add in drained rice and cook till rice is 50 percent done.
  8. Now add in the drained mutton and mix well.
  9. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 10 to 15 mins.
  10. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 30 mins.
  11. Now fluff up the rice and serve.

Notes

1)The total water content should be 1:2. For 1 cup rice you need 2 cups water. You can reduce the water to 1.5 cup too.
2)You can make it with chicken instead of mutton. For chicken you dont have to pressure cook. Just add it in the pot and cook for 15 mins and then add water and rice.
3)This rice is not like biryani, it has so much flavour and the rice is little soft than biryani.
4)This can be served with raita and papad.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 665 Fat: 19.4g Saturated fat: 9.4g Carbohydrates: 75.5g Sugar: 0.9g Sodium: 103mg Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 42.8g

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Here is the Video of Kari Choru in Tamil vlog channel.

Here is the quick video of Erachi Choru Recipe

Pictorial:

1)Soak basmati rice in water for 30 mins.

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2)Take mutton and chopped onions in a pressure cooker.

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3)I used boneless mutton.

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4)Chop tomato, green chilli, coriander leaves and mint leaves in a food processor.

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5)Add it in

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6)Add in yogurt

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7)Add in ginger garlic paste

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8)Add in turmeric, chilli, coriander and garam masala powder

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9)Add in salt

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10)Mix well

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11)Add in coconut oil

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12)Mix well

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13)Cover and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistle till mutton is cooked

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14)Now mutton is cooked completely

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15)Drain the mutton

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16)Take a biryani pot with some ghee

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17)Add in whole spices

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18)Add in mutton stock

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19)Add water and salt

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20)Add extra chilli powder and garam masala powder

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21)Cover and bring it to a boil

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21)Now it is boiling

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22)Add in soaked basmati rice

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23)Mix well

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24)Cook till rice is half cooked

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25)Add in mutton

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26)Mix well

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27)Cover and cook on medium low heat for 15 to 20 mins

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28)Once rice is cooked, set aside for 30 mins

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29)Serve

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