Liver Varattiyathu / Liver Stir Fry


Liver – 500 gm, cut into big chunks

Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp

Water – 1 cup

Oil – 2 tbsp

Onions – 2 medium chopped

Green chilliy – 1 sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Meat masala – 1 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 3/4 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Aniseed powder / Perumjeerakapodi – 1/4 tsp

Vinegar – 2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Water – 1/4 cup


Pressure cook the liver chunks along with turmeric powder and water for 20 minutes or till done.  (Do not cut them into small pieces or add salt while cooking because the liver pieces will become hard.)  Take out the cooked liver and cut them into 2″ pieces.  Keep aside the leftover gravy.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add onions, green chilly and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions turn light brown.  Add the spice powders and sprinkle some water.  Fry till the aroma comes out.  Add the liver pieces, the leftover gravy, vinegar, salt and water.  Mix well and cook covered on a low flame for 5 minutes.  Open the lid and stir fry till the gravy is well coated on the liver pieces.  Lip-smacking ‘Liver Varattiyathu / Liver Stir Fry’ is ready!  Serve it with rice, chapati, doas, appam, porotta or bread.  Enjoy!


  1. Wow…mouthwatering flavourful!

  2. Its been ages i prepared stir fries with liver,inviting.