Rafi’s Ma’s Paretal (Med) Serves 4-6


This is a Spicebox exclusive, based on a recipe from Rafi’s Mother-in-law. Rafi’s in-laws were originally from Kerala, India, but they emigrated to Malaysia in the 1930s. Hence the invention of this dish!

A Malay and South Indian fusion, flavoured with coconut, curry leaves and fennel. A great celebration dish, cooked for Christmas day in the Fernandez family (with 20kg of mutton!).


Try it with: Lamb, goat or earthy veg.

Shelf life and storage: The mix will last for up to 4 weeks in a fridge and for six months in a freezer. Once cooked the food will last for 2 days in a fridge and up to one month in a freezer.

Cooking Instructions;
Empty the contents of the pack into a pan with 300ml water and 60g coconut cream, 400g tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 tsp sugar.
Add 1kg of ingredients of your choice. Mix well, cover, and gently cook.
Open and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Adjust salt and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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