Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kerala Beef Fry

My friend always makes this yummy stuff and  she never forgets to send some for my hubby who loves beef only in this form. I had never tasted beef before and even i liked this preparation - however, i would still like to change the choice of meat for myself - not a huge fan of beef.
I wanted to make this too and finally looked through google - I followed the recipe here "vazhayila - kerala-beef-ularthiyathu" - with a small change in the masala by using mace as I love the smell that it has. 


For Meat Masala Powder

Dried red chili - 15   OR  Chili powder 2 table spoon ( I used Kashmiri chilies)
Coriander seeds - 4 table spoon   OR  Coriander powder - 2.5 table spoon
Black Pepper corns - 1 tea spoon
Cinnamon - 2 small stick
Cardamom - 5
Cloves - 6
Star anise - 2
Bay leaves - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Mace - 1 pod
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon

For Beef Fry

Beef - 2 Pounds (I used the stewing beef - boneless pieces)
1 Cup chopped onions
4 to5 cloves chopped garlic
1 inch ginger - chopped
3 green chillis - chopped
1/4 cup coconut cute
handfull curry leaves
salt to taste
4 tablespoons oil


For Meat Masala Powder

Heat a small pan and dry roast all the ingredients one by one - the reason for doing so is to get an even roast on all of them and fennel and pepper are smaller compared to cinnamon or mace.
Dry roast it for 4-5 minutes on a medium steady flame , until aromatic and brown.
The the roasted ingredients add the turmeric powder. Grind it to a coarse powder in a coffee grinder.

For Beef Fry

Clean and cut the beef into medium cubes and marinate it with half of the prepared masala powder, 1 teaspoon salt and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles. Do not add any water as the meat will give away water inside it.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking pan and add curry leaves and coconut cuts. They will splutter and give an aroma. Fry for a minute till the coconut gets a nice golden color and then add onion, garlic, ginger and chillis. Fry till they start to turn brown. Add the remaining masala powder and fry for another minute
Add the cooked beef along with cooking liquid if any and simmer until it is dry. Do not add any water.
Turn the flame to medium and fry,stirring often and scrape the bottom of the pan to prevent from sticking,until it turns dark and dry. Serve warm with rice and dal.

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