Beef Ularthiyathu

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1) Beef – 1/2 kg, cubed

2) Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tbsp

3) Curry leaves  – 1 sprig

Coconut tidbits / thenga kothu – 1/4 cup

4) Onion – 1 medium, thinly sliced

Ginger and garlic, crushed – 1.5 tbsp each

5) Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Meat masala powder – 1 tbsp (I used Eastern meat masala powder)

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

6) Hot water – 1/2 cup

7) Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

8) Coconut oil – 1  – 2 tbsp


Heat 2 – 3 tbsp coconut oil in a kadai / uruli over medium-high heat. Add curry leaves and coconut tidbits. Stir for a minute. Add sliced onion, little salt, crushed ginger and garlic. Cook until onion turns golden. Bring down the heat to low. Add spice powders numbered 5. Mix well and cook until their raw smell leaves. Add beef pieces and mix well. Cook for a few minutes. Add 1/2 cup hot water. Mix well. Cover and cook for about 35 – 45 minutes, stirring in between, until the beef pieces are done. Open the lid and add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes until beef is dry, dark and roasted well (you can transfer it to a non-stick pan to make this step easier) adding 1 – 2 tbsp coconut oil, if required. Serve with hot steamed rice.

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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