Varutharacha Beef Curry

Varutharacha beef curry

Varutharacha Beef Curry Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 8 – 10)

1. Beef – 1 kg, cut into small cubes

2. Coconut oil -  2 tbsp

3. Onion – 1.5 – 2 cups, thinly sliced

    Ginger – 1.5 tbsp, thinly sliced

    Garlic – 8, chopped

    Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

5. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

6. Salt – To taste

To season

7. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

     Pearl onions – 5, thinly sliced

    Curry leaves – A few

To roast and grind

8. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

    Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

    Pearl onions – 6, thinly sliced

    Curry leaves – 5 – 6

    Whole pepper corns – 3/4 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1.5 tbsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp

    Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Heat 2 tsp oil in a cheena chatti / any pan. Add in the grated coconut,  pearl onions, curry leaves and sauté until golden. Bring down the heat to low. Add whole pepper corns, coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala powder. Saute for a minute and switch off. Set aside to cool. Grind to a very fine paste, adding little water.

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Method

1.Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed vessel. Add onion, little salt, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Mix well. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute. Next add roasted coconut paste, 3 cups of hot water and mix well. Bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt. Add the beef cubes and cook covered for about 1 hour at medium heat stirring occasionally until the beef is done, oil separates and the gravy thickens. If the gravy is very thick, add 3/4 cup boiling water and cook covered for a few more minutes. Add a pinch of garam masala powder and taste-check for salt. Switch off.

2. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a small pan. Fry curry leaves and sliced pearl onions until golden. Pour over the curry. Keep covered for 10 – 15 minutes. Varutharacha beef curry goes well with appam, puttu, porotta, rice etc.

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Varutharacha beef curry

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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