Varutharacha Mutton Curry is a spicy traditional styled dish that will definitely turn you nostalgic. You will be hooked on to the dish and the spicy flavorful masala will tempt you for more and more. The roasted coconut masala gravy is rich and full of the goodness of aromatic herbs and spices. Kerala curries are typically prepared by roasting whole spices in coconut oil which gives it a traditional flavor and aroma. I stick on to pure coconut oil whenever I prepare Kerala dishes. And a good news, you can prepare chicken also using the same ingredients, spices and method of preparation. Varutharacha Kozhi Curry is an awesome mouth watering dish. There are a lot of preparatory steps ahead but the end is a grand success. The term ‘Varutharacha’ means ‘roasted’ in Malayalam and these types of dishes are quite popular in Kerala Cuisine.
What makes these dishes special is the fried flavor and aroma of coconut. I love that flavor perhaps the best one. And basically I am a great fan of fried coconut dishes. And the best part of Varutharacha type of dishes is that it will never go wrong. Kerala is a land of coconuts and in Kerala Cuisine you will a lot of roasted coconut dishes. Varutharacha curries are best served with appam, idiyappam and Malabari type of dishes like ‘pathiri’ etc. Rice based dishes go perfect compared to wheat flour based dishes. Of course you can add the spiciness as per demand. Some want it just normal, some demand more heat and spiciness. In my case since kids are involved I reduce the heat. Kids like mildly favored dishes. These are all protein rich dishes and is very good for growing up kids and the elderly. You can explore a well detailed Varutharacha Mutton Curry/Varutharacha Kozhi Curry here.