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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Kudal Kari - Lamb Tripe Curry - Lamb stomach and intestines

Kudal kari - a traditional Tamil non vegetarian dish is famous for its combo with idlis. Its also called as boti curry in various parts of Tamil Nadu.

Many don't cook this at home, as u may well imagine the idea of eating an animal's stomach is bizarre.....

But it is a traditional dish that is served during Kari Virundhu ( Nonveg feast) in Kongu nadu.All the parts of the sacrificial lamb are used to prepare various dishes - brain fry, head curry, blood stir fry,meat for curries and biryani, tripe curry and the trotters for soup.

Its been a long time since I had this dish and I was in a mood to prepare this today. It was a hot day today with the tropical sun blazing away. The butcher said that the only available boti was reserved by another customer and that I have to wait. He showed me a Goat tied to the nearby post and said that once he slaughters it then I would get the boti.

The poor animal was happily munching away some leaves totally unaware of its inevitable fate. Anyway I waited for an hour under the hot sun and the butcher handed me the boti, I got the blood too to make stir-fry. I will post it soon.

The toughest part of cooking kudal kari is cleaning. If u have never done it before then get a demo from someone who knows. The best way to clean is starting from the intestines - hold the cut ends under running tap water and clean each segment of intestine thoroughly.

Now coming to the ugly looking stomach - rinse it thoroughly, then put the stomach and intestines in a large pot of boiling water. close the vessel and turn of the heat. The inside of the stomach will have a rough surface, green to grey in color due to the chlorophyll in the goats diet. This has to be thoroughly cleaned. After 15 min take out the stomach and lightly brush it. The grayish inner layer will peel of revealing a white surface. You have to meticulously clean the stomach and intestines.

Then comes the painstaking process of cutting the slippery intestines and stomach. I used my clever, it is much easier if done with the traditional Arival manai but I have never tried. Once u have cut up the boti to bite size pieces its better to wash it again in hot water. With all the hard work over, this is how it should look..........

Now the recipe...

  1. Kudal - 1
  2. Onion - 2
  3. Tomatoes- 2
  4. Curry leaves
  5. Cloves - 6
  6. Cinnamon - 1 inch
  7. Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  8. Turmeric powder - a pinch
  9. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  10. Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  11. Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
  12. Red chili powder - to taste
  13. Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
  14. coriander leaves - to garnish
  15. Salt and Cooking oil

  • Heat oil in a Pressure cooker and add the cloves and cinnamon followed by curry leaves and chopped onions and saute.
  • and salt, turmeric and ginger garlic paste and saute., add the tomatoes.
  • once the tomatoes are soft add the coriander and chili powder. DON'T add the cumin and pepper powder now.
  • add the cleaned and cut boti and saute.
  • add the coconut paste and adequate water and pressure cook for atleast 20 - 25 min.
  • open the pressure cooker after the pressure has decreased and check the consistency and seasoning, adjust these and add the coriander leaves and pepper and cumin powder, simmer for a min and turn of the heat. This is how my Kudal Kari looked at the end.

Enjoy with hot Idlis or Steaming hot rice......
Until next time .....tc.....bye.....


  1. awesome recipe.. my mom used to make it the exact same way when I was in India. It is hard work but definetely worth the trouble..!!

  2. I'd seen frozen tripe in the local corner shop; hence my search for a recipe. Will let you know how it works out in Bonnie Scotland.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Pondicherry is on my bucket list of places to visit (oneday)

    1. thanks justlearningman...........plz do visit pondicherry.....

  3. this dish was shown in Hannibal TV show. This episode http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2373021/

    1. thanks for the info rajyavardhan

    2. I have also google searched it after seeing the Hannibal 1st Season

  4. Nice one.. I am going to do it tomorrow


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