Aana Pathiri is another exotic food hailing from the Malabar coast. This is a complete dish as both the starch and the protein-rich curry are mixed together.
|Ginger-garlic paste||½ tsp|
|Chilli powder||1 tbsp|
|Coriander powder||1 tbsp|
|Soaked rice||1 ½ cups|
|Grated coconut||½ cup|
Heat oil in a vessel. Add a pinch of cinnamon, anise seeds, two sliced onions, ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and four sliced green chillies to the pan and saute well. Next add one chopped tomato and salt and a little tamarind and curry leaves and stir well. Add 750 gms of diced beef and 1 tbsp red chilli powder and some water to this masala and cook for 20 minutes. When the meat is cooked, add two cups of coconut milk and boil.
Take 1 ½ cups of soaked rice, ½ cup grated coconut, ½ tsp anise seeds and blend the ingredients to make the dough. Next, shape the dough into small circles and place the discs of dough on a greased banana leaf. Steam the dough to make pathiris. Add these pathiris to the curry and serve hot for a delicious meal.