Sunday, April 08, 2007

Beef Dry Fry Recipe Kerala style

This Beef fry from VKN’s My Dhaba is a typical Keralite dish with those sliced coconuts in it.This is one of my favorite recipe for Beef fry,and I think i’ve prepared it more than 3 or 4 times.Thanks to My Dhaba ,for such a simple and fail-proof recipe.As he says,this can be made with both beef and mutton.Next time i’ll be trying it with Mutton.

Anyway,here goes the recipe…


Mutton/Beef - diced into small pieces
Sliced Onion - 2
Finely crushed Ginger - 1 inch piece
Finely crushed Garlic pods - 6-8
Sliced Tomatoes - 2
Green chillies slit - 3-4
Coriander POwder -2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

For grinding:-
Fennel seeds - 3tsp
Black peppercorns - 8-10
Cinnamon - 1 inch size piece
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 4
Bay Leaves - 3
Grind the above together to a fine masala powder .Keep it aside.

For popping:-
Oil - as needed
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sliced Onion - 1
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Thinly sliced Coconut pieces - 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp


Mix together onion,ginger,garlic,chillies,tomatoes,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt along with meat and prepared ground masala powder.Cook it in a pressure cooker adding a little water,till the meat is well done.Don’t add too much of water,as the meat pieces will shed some water too.When the pressure is released completely ,open the lid and switch on the heat again,cook it till the meat pieces are almost dry.

Heat oil and ghee in another pan and pop the mustard seeds.Add sliced onion and saute it until brown.Add curry leaves and coconut slices into it and fry them for a while.Now add cooked meat and lemon juice.Fry it for some more time stirring frequently,until beef turns dark brown in color.It goes very well with rice.

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