Malabar Kitchen | Irachi pathiri


Pathiri is one among the best gifts Malabar kitchens have ever given to the Kerala cuisine. Crisp and flaky, this minced meat pathiri is a filling meal for the guests who will join you for the festival feast.


For the filling

2 onions chopped

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Salt, as required

1/2 tsp fennel powder

1 tsp garam masala

2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

3 green chilies, sliced

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 sprig curry leaves

1 cup minced beef, cooked with salt

For pathiri

2 cups of kneaded maida

2 eggs

1 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp sugar

Oil, as required


For the filling

Heat oil in a pan

Add onions and saute well

Add green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and mix well

Add chili powder, fennel powder and turmeric powder mix well

Add salt as required

When the raw smell leaves the pan, add the minced meat and mix well

Add coriander and curry leaves

Saute for two more minutes

Turn off the stove and set aside

For pathiri

Knead maida using hot water and salt

Roll them into lemon sized balls

Flatten them using a rolling pin

Cut the edges to make them fine rounds

Spoon in some filling over one pathiri

Cover it with another pathiri

Lock the edges together using finger tips

Heat oil in a pan

Shallow fry the stuffed pathiris and set aside

Beat eggs, sugar and cardamom powder together in a bowl

DIp the shallow-fried pathiris in this egg mixture

Fry them again

Serve as a tea-time snack