Unakka Erachi Varuthathu(dried Meat Stir Fry)
I often wondered why anyone would dry fish and meat when you get fresh ones? The only possible answer I got was that this was a practice done in days when one had no refrigerator and transportation to get groceries each time. So anything that was in excess was pickled, dried and preserved for later use. But today these dishes have become exotic delicacies because our generation does not have the patience to do this and with readily available fresh food drying and pickling is a least preferred activity.
In my attempt to chronicle lost traditional recipes from my family, I got my maternal uncle to dry some meat for me, to try this recipe out. I wonder who would do it after uncle? I guess I will at least once in a while.