Heat oil in a deep pan, fry onions, cinnamon, cloves, star anise
and curry leaves.
When onions are brown, add tomatoes and fry for two minutes.
Add ginger and garlic, fry for a minute.
Add ground spices and turmeric powder and fry well.
Add meat and salt to taste, cover and simmer for five minutes.
Add enough water for a thick gravy, cover and cook till meat is
Serves 6 - 8
The effects of the common cold can be reduced by adding ground cinnamon
to hot milk, strengthened with whisky or sweetened with honey, or
stirred into a mixture of lemon juice, honey and hot water. The mixture
is to be taken at bedtime.