Sunday, August 3, 2014

Erachi Pola

Today's recipe is another Malabar delicacy 'Erachi Pola'.I prepared this during one of the Ramadan days but couldn't post it due to that months tight schedule.Our Iftar table is filled with dates, water, fresh fruits (salad or juice form) along with one type of snack.The snack part is specially for my little ones.MaShaAllah both of them love to fast without any fuss.They have taken 26, Alhamdulillah I feel really happy and blessed for that.Its not compulsory for their age but we can start preparing them for that without any forcing.Their first question when they enter kitchen is ,"What is for today's Iftar?"

I think apart from the traditional way there are many other ways too in which this is prepared,matching the same taste and with the same ingredients.This is a type of  savoury cake with layers of a meat filling in between.In our place it is prepared this way:
For the filling(I used Beef)
Beef/Chicken(boneless)        150-200 gms
(Cook the meat with a little salt,turmeric and chilly powder in a pressure cooker.Once it cools down shred them using the small jar of your Mixi.Keep this aside.)
Onion                       3 large (finely sliced)
Ginger crushed         1 tsp
Garlic crushed          1 tsp
Green chilly            4 nos.(finely chopped)
Turmeric powder                     1/4 tsp 
Garam masala powder            3/4 tsp
Curry leaves                           2 sprigs 
Salt                                    as needed
Oil                                     2 tbsp
For the Egg mixture
Eggs                 4
Milk                  1 cup
Pepper powder    3/4 -1 tsp
Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
Salt                        as needed
-In a wide bowl beat the eggs along with the other ingredients and keep this aside.
Other Ingredients
Bread         7 to 8 pieces or more(remove the edges)
Ghee           2-3 tsp
1st prepare the filling
-Heat a non stick pan,add oil and then add in the sliced onions.Saute adding salt.
-Add the crushed ginger garlic chillies and the chopped curry leaves.
-When the onion turns transparent add in the powders and saute well.
-Now add the shredded meat and mix well for 2 minutes.Switch off the flame.
Arranging or Layering
-Heat a non stick cake pan(medium size).Add ghee and spread it well on the sides and bottom of the pan.Then switch off the flame.
-Now dip each bread piece in the egg mixture and lay it inside the pan covering the bottom of the pan.You can fill the gaps with smaller pieces of bread dipped in the mixture.
-Now add a thin layer of the filling on top of the bread pieces.
-Again dip the bread pieces and layer on top of the filling.
-Then top it with the filling.
-Lastly again layer the dipped bread pieces,filling the gaps with smaller pieces of bread and pour the remaining egg mixture on the top and sides of the bread pieces.
-Keep the pan on the smaller burner of the gas stove with and cook for 20-25 minutes.If the top part is still uncooked you can flip the cake onto a prying pan smeared with a little ghee and cook for another 5 minutes.

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


  1. O my Gosh Ruxana this really looks so rich in taste.. must try recipe :) loving with the slice.. it really looks like a pizza.. filling inside the bread... definitely add some cheese tooo yummmyy

  2. Erachi pola looks yumm...I have made it once even though it is little time consuming it is worth the effort esp when it is for kids who are fasting.

  3. I am drooling here. A perfect snack. Wish i could get a huge portion of this Erachi Pola.

  4. Delicious erachi pola . love it

  5. Love this anytime... we make this once in a while...

  6. wow ! malabar is blessed with wonderful recipes..... love it

  7. if chicken is there,sure i will finish it off

  8. super tempting dear,yummy pola :)

  9. simply tempting. never have got a chance to have this beofre..but it had always been too too tempting each time i see it featured on some blogs. loved it..defintiely want to try it once.

  10. Well executed erachi poha dish..Perfect

  11. Wow, it looks beautiful :) A great recipe too follow indeed

  12. A new & interesting snack..................must try.

  13. Wow! Beef can be prepared in such way! looks awesome...will try it one day (wish to get one piece now)

  14. each time i see this..i get too too tempted to give a try..and you are forcing me to, Ruxana.... cant control my erge to have a bite of this. Feel free to drop by mine too when you get the time.

  15. Oooh..that sounds so scrumptious. thanks for sharing

  16. it is one of the best recipe from your blog i have seen it before.. shall try it again sometime


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