Kozhikoden Beef Curry / Calicut Style Beef Curry

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

Recipe Courtesy – Fathima Shameel

  1. Beef – 600 gm, cubed

Shallots / kunjulli – 1 cup, sliced

Ginger, crushed – 1 tbsp

Garlic – 1.5 tbsp, crushed

Tomato – 1 small, sliced

Green chilies – 2, diagonally sliced

Fenugreek seeds / uluva – A tiny pinch

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp

Coconut oil – 1.5 tsp

Salt – As required

Cilantro / coriander leaves – 1.5 tbsp, chopped

Mint leaves – 3, chopped

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4cup

Curry leaves – 8- 10

3. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

4. Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

5. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Shallots – 2 tbsp, sliced

Curry leaves – A few

6. Cilantro and mint leaves – 1 tbsp, sliced

7. Salt – As required

Method

    1. Add all the ingredients numbered 1 in a pressure cooker. Combine well with your fingers. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  1. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well. Pressure cook for 4 – 6 whistles till beef pieces turn soft.

3. Meanwhile roast grated coconut and curry leaves in a kadai till browned (take care not to burn it), stirring continuously. Bring down the flame to low (switch off the flame, if the kadai is very hot). Add coriander powder and chili powder. Cook for a minute until their raw smell completely disappears. Set aside to cool completely. Grind in the small jar of a blender to a fine paste (do not add water to grind, you can add 1 – 2 tsp oil instead).

4. Open the cooker after 15 minutes. Add the roasted coconut paste and cook for 4 – 5 minutes over low heat. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Switch off the flame.

 

5. Heat coconut oil in a small kadai over medium-high heat. Add shallots and fry till golden. Add curry leaves and stir for a few seconds. Pour this over the curry. Mix well. Keep covered for 15 minutes. Serve with ghee rice/pathiri/idiyappam/chapathi/porotta etc.

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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