While everyone is going gaga over this new game called Goat Simulator, I am busy preparing this delicious Goat curry for one of my close friends who turns thirty today (Well, she has been turning thirty since last few years..shhh..don’t tell her I shared her secret with you)
I read bunch of friends talking about Goat Simulator on facebook so had to check it out. Basically , it is a small, broken and stupid game. It was made in a couple of weeks so don’t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, you’re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if you’d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real-life goat.
Is this an April’s Fool Joke.. I don’t know ??? Here’s what I heard:
Goat simulator is a manic playground where you trot around farmyard levels, as a goat, glitching through objects, abusing the rag-doll physics, destroying the environment, getting stuck on things and catapulting around, out of and sometimes even through the level.
The premise is simple: you’re a goat. I’m not sure how close to being an actual simulator it is; I’ve never been a goat and none of the goats I tried to speak to for this piece were very forthcoming (goats have very strict public relations officers). But living in the West Country I’ve seen plenty of outlandish goat behaviour, so I’d say Goat Simulator is around 95% accurate.
The goal of Goat Simulator is to cause as much farmyard mischief as possible, whether its blowing up cars, blowing up tankers, rolling boulders onto parties or disrupting protests. You score points by trashing things and causing chaos; a bit like GTA for goats, so you shouldn’t let kids play it. You can also backflip or frontflip, often by bouncing off of a trampoline or air vent, scoring more points as you go. Performing a combination gives you a score multiplier, so the best approach for high scoring is to dash around head-butting everything you see.
Now, why am I telling you all this coz I don’t know if the world needs another crazy game but surely if you love goat meat, you will enjoy this Goat Curry recipe. Better still, why not enjoy this tasty goat curry over rice or with naan bread while playing Goat simulator ( their might be some objections especially if you are using your daddy’s computer.) Tell me honestly, what would you rather have? Goat Simulator or Goat Curry?
Here’s how you can make fantastic Goat Curry at home (Kerala style), also called mutton curry (Nadan curry) or Attirachi recipe.
500 gms Mutton/ Goat Meat
2 large chopped onions
2 roughly chopped tomatoes
400 Ml coconut milk ( 1 can)
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1 tbsp ginger
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 to 1 tsp Fennel seeds
Small piece of cinnamon ( 1.5 cm cinnamon stick)
1 green chilli
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 small bay leaf
2-3 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 green cardamom
(If you don’t have access to some of these spices, then feel free to use Garam Masala or Even Curry Powder to prepare this dish)
However, if you are spice fanatic like me, you’ll have lots of fun preparing this amazing dish especially if there’s a special occasion like release of Goat Simulator ( No Pun intended)
Cilantro for garnish
– Combine all whole spices ( except salt, turmeric, red chilli pwd) along with ginger-garlic and some water in a blender and make paste out of them.
– In a pan/ wok/Kadhai, add 2-3 tbsp oil. Let oil become hot and then onions. Once onions start changing color, add your spice paste that you’ve made.
– Once oil starts oozing out (starts separating on sides of pan), add meat in. Brown the meat (a bout 10 mins)
– Add tomatoes and salt. Cook further for 5 mins. Add coconut milk. For thinner gravy, add some water ( about a cup- optional). Bring curry to boil and let meat simmer in the curry for 15 mins until tender and falls off the bone.
Once done, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with rice, naan or dosai.