Thursday, November 22, 2012

Irachi (Beef) Ada/Irachi Pathiri

Irachi Ada is another famous dish of the Malabar side, made by frying (crescent)semicircular shaped dough filled with beef,Mutton or chicken 'filling' (masala).It is a snack item prepared during tea time treats or at ifthar.
Here I have made the filling using beef.The recipe for this is:
Boneless Beef        
   (cooked with a little chilly powder and salt;cooled and then shredded)      21/2 cups
Onion                   6 med(thinly sliced)
Garlic cloves         10(finely chopped)
Ginger             2'' piece( ''       ''        )
Green chillies        5     ( ''      ''   )
Turmeric powder   1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 
           (homemade)         1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds powder      1/4 tsp
Salt      taste
Curry leaves      2 sprigs 
Oil                     2tblsp+ for deep frying
 Preparing the Filling
-Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add the onions
-Saute well and add the chopped ginger garlic and green chillies
-When the onions are done, add all the powders : garam masala,turmeric, fennel seeds powder and salt.
-Now add the shredded meat ,curry leaves and mix all well for 2-3 minutes.Off the flame. 
For the dough
All purpose flour(maida)
    or wheat flour(I used wheat flour;flour no:2)
                                               2 cups
Water                3/4 cup( or as needed) 
Oil              1 tblsp
Salt            accord. to taste 
-In a bowl add flour,salt and oil,mix properly.
-Now adding water make a medium soft dough.
Further procedure
-Make small balls out of the dough and flatten it (like pooris) using a rolling pin.
-You can shape this in 2 ways :1st way : you can apply little water on the edges of the poori ,add the filling ,fold it in a crescent shape press the edges with your fingers and seal and make patterns on the sides by pressing it with a fork.
2nd way : using (crescent shape) molds.Here I used  this mold,so it was easy.
-Place the poori on the mold ,add the filling on one side,close,seal and shape them (see image below)
-Now do the same with the rest of the dough and filling.
-Heat oil in a Kadai and deep fry these on medium flame till it turns golden brown on both the sides.
-Drain on tissue paper and serve with a cup of tea.

Linking this to Meat Lovers Month event at Recipes Passion and Haffa Bexi's Kitchen 


  1. Delicious pathiris... loved the filling too :)
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  4. Yummy pathiris.

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  6. Looks so great and tasty. Excellent explanation with fabulous photos.

  7. Thanks a lot ruxana for linking this beautiful recipe to my event


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