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%Mete Chorchori

Bengali Mete Chorchori (Mutton Liver side with Potato chunks)


  • Author: Debjani Chatterjee
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 People

Description

Mete Chorchori is a signature Bengali dry side dish prepared with Mutton Liver and Potato Chunks


Ingredients

  • Mutton Liver: 500g
  • Potato: 2 (Big)
  • Tomato: 1
  • Onion: 2
  • Green Chilli: 2
  • Ginger Paste: 1.5 Tbsp.
  • Garlic Paste: 2 Tbsp.
  • Mustard Oil: 3 Tbsp.
  • Ghee: 1 Tbsp.

Spices:

  • Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Sugar: 1 Tsp.
  • Cumin Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Asafoetida: 1/4 Tsp.
  • Bengali Garam Masala Powder: 1 Tsp.

Whole Spices for Tempering:

  • Bay Leaf: 2
  • Clove: 5-6
  • Cinnamon Stick: 1"
  • Green Cardamom: 2
  • Black Cardamom: 1
  • Javitri: 2 Strands

Instructions

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  2. Wash and cut Mutton Liver into small pieces (preferably small squares). You may refer to the picture for reference.
  3. Peel the skin and cut potatoes into small pieces (preferably small squares) as well. You may refer to the picture for reference.
  4. Finely chop Onion and chop Tomato as well.
  5. Slit the Green Chillies.
  6. Heat the oil and fry Potatoes after sprinkling little salt and turmeric powder.
  7. Once fried and crisp, strain the potato chunks from the oil.
  8. Now temper the same oil with Bay Leaves, Clove, Cinnamon Stick, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom, and also Javitri.
  9. Add Asafoetida to the oil as well.
  10. Keep the flame on the lower side and cook until the spices emit an aroma.
  11. At this point, add chopped onion and cook until the onions are properly fried.
  12. Add chopped tomatoes and also Ginger and garlic paste and cook till the oil separates from the mixture.
  13. Add a little salt to season the mixture.
  14. Now add Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Sugar, Cumin Powder, and also Coriander Powder.
  15. Mix well and cook till the oil separates from the mixture.
  16. Check and add salt if needed.
  17. Add green chilies and mix well.
  18. Now add Mutton liver chunks and give it a mix.
  19. Cover the pan with a lid and keep the flame on the lower side.
  20. Cook for 5 minutes.
  21. Add potato chunks and after mixing with a spatula add 1 Cup boiling water to the mixture.
  22. Cover the pan and cook till the Liver is well cooked and potatoes soften.
  23. This will take around 10 minutes.
  24. Open the lid and cook on a high flame to reduce the moisture completely.
  25. The dish should be a bit mushy which is a charter of Chorchori.
  26. Once done, add Bengali Garam Masala Powder followed by Ghee and mix lightly.

Notes

Do not overcook Mete as it will make it chewy.
You may add Green peas if available.
I have used a lot of Ginger and Garlic in this recipe which is needed to suppress the aroma of the Liver.
Instead of Mutton liver you may use chicken Liver as well.

  • Category: Mutton
  • Cuisine: Bengali

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 100g
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Sodium: 73mg
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 19.3g
  • Cholesterol: 234mg
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