Meat Pappas


Meat Pappas

Pappaas/mappas/mappaas using coconut milk and ground spices
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For masala:

  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta)
  • Cardamom(Elakka)
  • Nutmeg(Jathikka)
  • Pepper(Kurumulaku)
  • Fennel(Perinjeerakam)
  • Cloves(Grambu)
  • Bay leaves(Vazhana/Karuga ela)
  • Mustard
  • Bark of drumstick tree(Muringa tholi)


  • Grind together all the spices and add ginger-garlic paste and grind once again with vinegar.
  • Cut meat pieces as thin as 3 inches long and square shaped.
  • Cook the meat with ground spices, till done.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Make wet masala out of chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder and pepper and roast it.
  • Add meat pieces and mix well.
  • Add coconut milk, vinegar and salt.
  • When the gravy is thick, remove from fire.
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