Erachi Choru / Meat Rice

Meat Rice

Erachi choru is a combination of  rice, spices and meat. It looks like biriyani but this is an easy recipe than biriyani. It is a popular authentic rice recipe of Malabar region of Kerala. It is prepared with both normal boiled rice and biriyani rice. You can use either beef or mutton for this preparation. So we can directly go to the recipe.


  • Beef – 250 gram
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato – 1
  • Green chilly – 2
  • Curd – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

For Rice

  • Parboiled rice – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon stick – 1″ piece
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Star anise – 1
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water – 3 cups


  1. Mix the cleaned beef pieces with chopped onion,ginger paste, garlic paste,  green chillies,  mint leaves,  curd, turmeric powder and  salt.
  2. Keep aside for at least 30 minutes. Add sufficient water and cook it in a medium flame.
  3. Boil  water in a deep pan. Add  cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise,bay leaves,turmeric powder and salt.
  4. Allow it to boil and transfer washed rice to it. Mix well and allow it to cook in a medium flame.
  5. Transfer  beef masala  over the rice. Stir it well and close the lid. Heat a tava, place the pot with rice over it. Bake it for 20 minutes in a low flame.
  6. Then sprinkle garam masala, coriander leaves and coconut oil over it.  Close the lid and again keep it for 5 minutes. Then open the lid and combine well.
  7. Serve with raita and pickle.

Meat Rice

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Steve says:

    This is nice, a one dish meal and something very quick to make and have…….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      yes, dont even need a side dish for this

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I love such meat pulao recipes. Easy quick and delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sumith Babu says:

    Sounds very delicious!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Simple yet so yummy …

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