Friday, June 4, 2010


    This is another variation of beef with pretty much the same ingredients you will find in most malayalee homes.  However, the variation here is only the amount of onions that is used and no coconut pieces.  This used to be my favorite I remember while I was growing up.  Couple of rotis with this dish was my favorite.  Along the way my mother started doing more authentic Kerala style beef with coconut pieces and slow cooking them in a uruli (a wide mouthed vessel made with copper and brass) etc and the way I am directing to cook beef today is no more common with her.  This morning with some stew beef in hand I decided to replicate an old forgotten taste.

   Happy weekend!


To Pressure Cook:
Beef                       - 1.4 pounds
Ginger                    - 2 Tbspn chopped
Garlic                     - 2 Tbspn chopped
Turmeric                - 1/2 tspn
Coriander powder - 2 tspn
Chili powder         - 1 1/2 tspn
Salt                       - 1/2 tspn
Vinegar                 - 1 tspn

For Sauteering
Oil - 2 Tbspn (this is a very modest amount and if you don't mind the oil and want to make the dish rich add 2 more altogether 4 tbspn of oil)
Onions - 2 medium size julienne
Black Pepper - 1/2 tspn coarsely ground ( more if you like)
Curry Leaves - 2-3 sprigs (more the tastier)

1. Mix together everything under 'for pressure cooking' and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.  Each pressure cooker behaves differently so what I am trying to do here is get the meat to cook but stay together and not fal apart
2. Once the meat is cooked heat oil in a pan and saute the onions.  Check for salt in the meat and if you think it can take more add a dash to the onions while you stir fry
3. Once onions are just about translucent add in pepper and the cooked meat with its gravy
4. On a medium fire let the meat and onions incorporate and switch off while the dish is slightly wet
5. This dish is not meant to be dry fried

Serve with rotis or rice.

Note: For this dish if you want to add more spices or chilis you may do so while stir frying it with the onions.  I added a dash of vinegar to spike it up.  In the same way feel free to built up while frying but remember that as the water / soup start evaporating from the pan the taste of the spices starts getting pronounced.


  1. Wow..Great beef fry CC. Looks yummm

    Kairali sisters

  2. Namitha,

    nice beef curry. second click look awesome

  3. Beef fry looks fabulous..spicy yummy yummy..looks to good dear..drooling over the pic.

  4. lovely pics n delicious recipe...thanks for sharing this!

  5. I don't eat red meat..but this looks fantastic..and I would think this will be great with any lean meat too!!

  6. I guess I can try this with lamb..I am sure it will be as delicious as this one. Happy weekend!

  7. Wonderful beef curry and recipe!! The first picture looks really tempting!

  8. Loved the clicks :) Seems to be a real easy recipe... Will try it soon :)

  9. Dear Sunitha
    This is so different from all the Malayali dishes you people have taught me so far. I like the spicing, devoid of all strong spices like Garam masala, Fennel. I can imagine the great taste now.
    But can only cook when I go abroad...beef is not cooked at home and I will not try Lamb, Goat or chicken with this recipe
    Have a nice weekend

  10. i don't eat beef but it looks good

  11. Hmm,,,our faaaav one makes me hungry sure it will taste good with rotis n rasam rice dear..

  12. This is a treat for beef lovers!

  13. Looks so so yumm especially the one with the fork pic.

  14. Hy Nostalgia,

    Very yummy recipe...beautifully presented dear.

  15. Beef is my all time favorite... ethu kandittu oru kappalodikanulla vallam undu vayyil epo....

  16. Wow! tempting beef curry, i wish i could have some from that fork

  17. Wonderful recipe! It looks so delicious. I have to get a pressure cooker.

  18. Looks so good. Nice recipe. I am not a big fan of beef, but ur pictures are so tempting..... YUM!

  19. Wow...thats a colorful superb dish....nice one...

  20. Thats a tempting beef dish, looks awesome..

  21. Very tempting beef curry. Beautifully captured also

    Hamaree Rasoi

  22. simple ingredients but looks delicious...

  23. I am not a beef person. But the curry looks terrific. The colour and the texture looks very temting. Maybe i will try the same with chicken. Good show!.

  24. This beef sounds fantastic, the flavors with all the spices must be excellent!

  25. Adipoli..ippo kazhikkan spicy and yummy!!!


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