Angamali Style Beef Kaya Varutharachathu

Beef Kaya Varutharachathu

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Beef – 1/2 kg, cubed

2. Coconut oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

3. Onion – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced

Shallots – 1/4 cup, sliced

4. Ginger – 2 – 2.5 tsp, chopped

Garlic –  2 – 2.5 tsp, chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

6. Salt – To taste

7. Water – 1 cup + 1/2 – 1 cup

8. Plantain – 1 medium-large, cut into pieces

To roast and grind

9. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

Shallots – 2 – 3  halved

Curry leaves – A few

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder (good quality) – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder –  2tsp

Method

1. Heat 1 – 2 tsp coconut oil in a pan and add grated coconut, halved shallots and curry leaves. Fry until the coconut turns reddish. Bring down the heat to low. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder and coriander powder. Stir for a minute over low heat until their raw smell disappears. Switch off and set aside. Cool down. Grind to a very fine paste. Add a little water or oil, if required.

2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a kadai or pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion, shallots, little salt and cook for a few minutes. Add ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Saute for 5 – 6 minutes until onion begins to change color. Add beef pieces and mix well. Cook for 5 – 6 minutes adding little salt. Next add 1 cup hot water and cook covered for about 30 – 40 minutes until 80 % done. Make sure you stir it in between and add more water, if required. (You can pressure cook for 3 – 4 whistles instead). Add plantain pieces, roasted coconut paste, 3/4 cup hot water and salt, if required. Bring to a boil. Cook covered for 10 – 15 minutes until beef and plantain pieces are completely done and gravy is thick. Add 3/4 tsp garam masala powder and a few curry leaves. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Switch off. Serve after 30 minutes.

 

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Maya Akhil

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