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Monitor lizard & mutton claypot curry rice — wealthy genuine South Indian flavours

“You’ve eaten monitor lizards?” gasped Pavin, my editor after I nonchalantly knowledgeable her that this reptile was a somewhat frequent incidence on the dinner desk throughout my youth. Judging from the collective horrified reactions of my colleagues, I knew my go to to Anba Satti Sorru for his or her Monitor Lizard Claypot Curry Rice was going to be an attention-grabbing one. 

Claypot curry rice, in any other case often known as satti sorru is a reasonably frequent fare in South Indian households. In recent times, stalls promoting this dish have been mushrooming everywhere in the Klang Valley. And having introduced alongside unique meats resembling monitor lizard and wild boar (sure, I’ve eaten that too). 

Anba Satti Sorru - stall

However I digress. Positioned alongside Jalan Loke Yew, Anba Satti Sorru has quietly made a reputation for itself— particularly for his or her Mutton Claypot Curry Rice. Run by a younger couple, the stall is admittedly tiny however you can be spoiled for alternative because the menu is an in depth one. Claypot curry rice choices vary from rooster, mutton, prawn, fish, squid, salted fish to wild boar and monitor lizard. And it doesn’t cease there— additionally they provide Hen and Quail Fry, Dry Chilli Hen, Dry Chili Wild Boar, Dry Chili Mutton and Squid Fry. I’m drooling simply fascinated with it once more!

What I attempted at Anba Satti Sorru

Anba Satti Sorru - cooking

I have to say, observing the cooking means of the Claypot Curry Rice was actually therapeutic. Every particular person curry is crammed with home made masala paste, tomatoes, onions, meat and different delicious-looking South Indian spices. 

Anba Satti Sorru - rice

As soon as the curry has bubbled, the chef tosses in a beneficiant portion of rice earlier than mixing it together with the curry, guaranteeing each grain of rice is coated with the lip-smacking curry. For many who don’t wish to have your rice combined with the gravy, you possibly can  request for that as effectively. However I might personally suggest you to decide to have the rice combined with the gravy as it’s completely scrumptious that approach.

Food - claypot curry rice

Roughly 20 minutes later, the much-awaited Monitor Lizard Claypot Curry Rice (RM17) and Mutton Claypot Curry Rice (RM15) arrived— the bottoms of the claypot coated in aluminium foil. Proper off the bat, simply inhaling the perfume of the curry, and seeing the gorgeous brown hue of the rice, I knew it was going to style wonderful. 

I eagerly scooped a spoonful of the Monitor Lizard Claypot Curry Rice. The outcome? Moist, sizzling, hearty. Each single grain was filled with a great deal of scrumptious South Indian flavours. And for these of you questioning, the monitor lizard flesh is extraordinarily bony. That is the one qualm I’ve about consuming this reptile ever for the reason that first time I had it, a long time in the past.

Food - claypot curry rice

My eating companion in contrast its style to rooster, however I wish to add, a particularly bony rooster. The meat had a really gentle style to it and adopted the flavour of the curry it was cooked in. And so as to add on, the meat was sliced into tiny chunks making it somewhat arduous to establish amongst the rice. 

I’ll be frank, I used to be extra excited to attempt their best-seller— the Mutton Claypot Curry Rice. Oh boy, was I hooked onto this dish. Identical to the earlier dish, each spoonful of rice had a spicy kick and an total moist texture. However the saving grace was the mutton. So tender, it virtually melted in my mouth. I simply discovered myself going again for extra of the mutton chunks. In actual fact this dish was so good, I ended up paying extra consideration to it as an alternative of the Monitor Lizard Claypot Curry Rice. For sure, we ended up sprucing the whole bowl. 

Last ideas

Anba Satti Sorru - cooking

With my tummy crammed to its brim with carbohydrates, I couldn’t be extra happy with my new discover. I’ve at all times been on the hunt for a extremely good plate of satti sorru and this little stall has proved to be the perfect up to now. You may as well discover them on Seize— belief me, the Mutton Claypot Curry Rice is the bee’s knees! 

And for these of you who’ve at all times been curious concerning the style of this scaly reptile, I’d positively suggest that you’ve got your first expertise at Anba Satti Sorru. Simply don’t come working complaining that the meat is so bony— I advised you so! 

Anticipated harm: RM15 – RM25 per pax

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Our Ranking: 4.5 / 5

Anba Satti Sorru

6 lorong, Jln Loke Yew, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Our Ranking 4.5/5

Anba Satti Sorru

6 lorong, Jln Loke Yew, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: +6011 2621 3508

Working Hours: 11.30 am – 11pm (Day by day)



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