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Pepper Beef Fry

Kerala Style Beef Fry - Beef Ularthiyathu

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine kerala, south indian


  • 1 cup shallots sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger Crushed
  • 2 tbsp garlic Crushed
  • 7 Dried Red Chilli Crushed or roughly ground
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala (Kerala style, optional)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 500 gm beef mixed cut, small pieces

For the tadka

  • 3/4 cup coconut sliced
  • 1/4 cup curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  • Mix well-washed beef with all the ingredients apart from the ones under tadka. Namely - shallots, ginger, garlic, red chili, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, vinegar, garam masala, and salt.
  • Cook this on medium heat in a heavy bottom pan till the meat is done or in a pressure cooker for two whistles. Add a tbsp of water if needed.
  • In a mud chatti or any kadai, heat coconut oil and add curry leaves and coconut pieces. Fry till coconut is slightly browned.
  • Add the cooked beef to this and fry on low heat till it is deep dark brown in color. Serve hot
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