Tamarind Beef with Shallots and Mango

Moppalah Gosht Kootan

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Moppalahs (also spelled Moplah, Mapilla, Mappila …) are the Muslim community in Kerala, whose male ancestors, descendants of Arab traders, married the local women and settled there in the 7th century, well before the advent of Islam. They were very receptive to conversion and incorporated not only the Islamic dietary laws that prohibited the inclusion of pork but also kept the local fondness for coconut, curry leaves, shallots, and mustard seeds. This beef curry combines all those ingredien