Friday, January 7, 2011

Kerala Spicy Beef Curry

  
Today I am sharing the recipe of Kerala style beef curry which is an easy and delicious recipe. Some childhood memories comes to my mind whenever I have Beef Curry. My grand father is into hotel business and he is running a hotel back in Alappuzha(Kerala), India which is very much popular in that area. Beef curry is one of the popular dishes in my grandpa's hotel and I love having that Beef curry with freshly made parotta. Just typing about it made me drool..Lol..In my family, my aunt is the only person who can prepare beef curry similar to that. So I just called her and note down the recipe and made it today. And believe me, it was awesome. Since its a bit spicy, it gives the feel of "Thattukada Recipe". So do adjust the amount of Red chilly powder and Peppercorns according to your spice tolerance level.

Ingredients

Beef ~ 750 grams 
Lemon juice ~ 1 tbsp
Pepper powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Shallots ( Pearl Onions) ~ 6-7 Nos
Ginger ~ a medium size piece
Garlic ~ 4-5 cloves
Thinly sliced coconut ~ 1/4 cup
Tomatoes ~ 2 Nos
Coriander Powder ~ 3 tbsp
Red chilly powder ~ 3/4 tbsp - 1 tbsp
Chopped corianeder leaves ~ 1/4 cup ( Optional )
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Home made garam masala ~ (Star Anise ~ 1 No, Cloves ~ 4 Nos, Cardamom ~ 3 Nos, Cinnamon stick ~ 2 inch stick, Whole Peppercorns ~ 1/2 - 3/4 tsp, Fennel seeds ~ 1/4 tsp)
Onions ~ 2 Nos
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos (Split Lengthwise)
Mustard seeds / Kaduku ~ 1/2 tsp
Oil
Salt


Method
  • Wash and chop the beef to small pieces and allow it to drain. Then marinate the beef pieces with lemon juice, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp pepper powder and salt and keep it aside for about 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile coarsely grind star anise, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns and fennel seeds.
  • Then mix these ground spices with marinated beef pieces along with chopped shallots, crushed ginger and crushed garlic and cook by adding 1  1/4 cup of water till the beef pieces are cooked. Note: If you are using pressure cooker then cook till 3 whistles. I am using Hawkins pressure cooker.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add thinly sliced coconut pieces and fry till it becomes slightly brown in color and then transfer it to a paper towel. In the remaining oil, add mustard seeds and when it pops up, saute chopped onions and green chillies till the onions become light brown in color.Then lower the flame and add  3 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp red chilly powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and fry for about a minute. But do make sure not to burn the powder. Then add chopped tomato and fry till tomatoes are nicely done. 
  • Then add cooked beef and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or till the gravy thickens. Finally add chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and fried coconut pieces and remove from the flame after 1-2 minutes.
Enjoy with Appam / Rice / Chapathi / Dosa / Tapioca. 



Cheers!!


18 comments:

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Mouthwatering beef curry...so grandpa's secret recipe is out huh!!!

Swathi said...

Beef curry looks spicy and delicious. It is really tempting for a veggie like me.

Treat and Trick said...

Spicy and yummy! This kind of gravy is a favorite among my children. Great click too...

Pushpa said...

Beef curry looks perfect and delicious.

Sayantani said...

awesome dish and amazing photography.

Priya said...

Slurp, mouthwatering curry...

Smitha said...

tho i don't eat it...pics look great!

Reshmi said...

oh honey.. gorgeous blog with yummilicious recipes.. The clicks look awesome and this beef curry is my hubby's favo.. so have bookmarked the recipe!! love to follow u.. do visit me sometime..!

http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

Prathima Rao said...

Beautiful clicks!! Just dropped in to say hi & after goin thru ur recipes, i simply loved ur space.. :) Glad to be following u now!!! Do drop into my space sometime..;)cya..

Jaisy James said...

adipoli ayittundu ketto. pic also superbbb

Gulmohar said...

kidilan beef curry...Beautiful pics too :-)

Kairali sisters said...

Awesome pictures and awesome beef curry tto Jisha...

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh these are nice pictures..no wonder u said you liked it :)..yummy curry too

nandu said...

wundrful :)
tried this with modifications..fantastic result..thanks for the post

JishasKitchen said...

@ Nandu - Thanks a lot...very happy to know that you loved it...:)

Lynn said...

Made this tonight for dinner. Very tasty! Thank you for the recipe.

pidhattral said...

Hey Jisha...

Wonderful dish this! I tried it today..sticking to almost every step in ur recipe!!! Turned out so good...that I almost had a tear of joy in my eyes!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Jisha :) next on the 'To try' list is the fish recipe in ur blog :)

Prasad Kumar said...

Wow, I have been a silent follower and I rarely make comments. But I trried this recipe and it turned so good I thought i had to let you know. Let me add this to my Indian recipes Pinterest board. Thanks!

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