Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thavala (Frog) Curry

  • Frog legs 5 to 10 pieces
  • Onion 1 big
  • Tomato 1 big
  • Garlic 1 Tbsp( chopped)
  • Ginger 1 Tbsp(chopped)
  • Chilly pdr 2 Tsp
  • Pepper pdr 1/2 Tsp
  • Lime juice 1/2 Tsp
  • Turmeric Pdr 1/2 Tsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 Tsp
  • Mustard seed
  • Salt
  • Oil
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Saute well. When it turns brown, reduce the heat and add chilly pdr, turmeric pdr and garam masala. Roast it well and add chopped tomato. Mix well and add the frog legs. Cover  and cook it in low heat. Do not add water.

Compared to other meats, it cooks fast. There is no distinguishing flavour for this and tastes similar to chicken.

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  1. Wat???:O:O..ente kannu bullseye poleyayi poyi..ammeee..

  2. My hubby likes frog legs, but then the french way with garlic butter. Till now i have not had the nerve to cook them for him.

  3. awesome pictures and great recipes! congrats!

  4. Wow fantastic ideas for my next lunch with my friends.

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  5. wow my first time here... hahaha i am horrified!!! but that's just me... nice blog... :)

  6. even me first time to visit here, when first saw the pic i was tempted and curious what it was, but in a sec i saw it named as frog & got shocked, cause never heard of it(frog dish. Good shot.

  7. Tina.....frog curry??My aunt had told me that frog legs are delicious....but i cant stand the look of it...I start shivering when I see frogs even in pics:)...but thats just me....

    You've got wonderful recipes and pics here!

  8. Hey Tina, thanks for dropping by, you have a great space here!
    Frog fry, wow girl!!!! I love frog, but never had the nerve to cook it myself! I remember the toddy shop frog legs from Kottayam, yum!

  9. Tina, I have never had the guts to taste Frogs though many of my relatives used to compel me. Frogs remind me of green slimy creatures with popping eyes.. But now I guess, after seeing your post, I should try this some time..

  10. where did you purchase the frog legs?? is it available in here in the US?

  11. Oh god.... Pachathavala... It is my favourite ever. i just remember that gone days of rainy season, when all the paddy fields were filled with alarming Frogs... we used to get sack full of frogs good for a week! Now with increased pesticides, everything gone.

  12. Hi, Jim again... If you get frog again, try this out. It is the best. I never use frog leg for curry. Just marrinate with black pepper, little bit of turmeric and salt. after 30 minutes, fry it in homemade ghee. Wah, it will be so delicious. If you happen to catch young crows (just before it start flying or on the day it try to hit the sky), try the above style of frying. It is so delicious too.

  13. Hi Tina,

    just discovering some of your recipes, yet to read them all :) ; your frog curry looks delicious; I love the Indian touch with all the masalas. I have tasted them in the restaurants ( chinese), then I found out that it has a very tender meat and so, the meat absorbs the spices very well and combining spices to it only makes it taste better; I also fry them like we do for the fish fries and it's absolutely perfect for the appetizers.
    btw, you have a wonderful collection of recipes too and thanks for stepping into mine and for the sweet comment! keep up your good work lady! and I'm sure you've got the "Kaipunyam" :):)

  14. Hi Tina,

    Vinolia told me that you had a great recipe for thavala curry. I am glad to know that!:) Interesting recipe...with all our native masalas in there. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipes, dear.

  15. Thanks a lot..I shared this recipe with my wife...the result...delicioussssssssssssss thavala curry...keep up the good work...good luck!

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  18. Thank u Tina for the recipe.. I have thavalakkal, and was thinking of frying it.. but wanted to do something different, for my husband..and this is a great help..
    was just searching for thavala curry in google. and your site popped up.. now I will be a frequent visitor of yor site.

  19. thavalakale kanda kaalam marannu