Beef Ularthiyathu / Beef – Kerala style Preparation

A very Popular Beef dish…..its the one mandatory dish served during a Christian wedding in any part of Kerala. 

For marinating 
Beef – 1 kg 
Ginger and Garlic crushed – 3 table spoon each 
Green Chili’s – 1 to 2 no’s slit 
Vinegar – 3 table spoon 
Salt – to taste 
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 to 2 spring 
Coconut oil or Olive oil – 1 table spoon 
Coriander powder – 1 table spoon (optional , do not use if you plan to refrigerate the beef) 
Salt to taste

Meat Masala Powder – 1 table spoon 

Other Ingredients 

Coconut oil – 3 table spoon
Onion – 2 medium
Ginger – 2 inch size piece crushed 
Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves 
Curry Leaves – 1 to 2 spring 
Coconut – 1/4 cup cut in to thin slice pieces (Optional) 
Coriander Powder – 2 table spoon 
Red Chili Powder – 1 table spoon (as per your tolerance level)
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp 
Meat Masala powder – 1/2 tsp (Optional) 
Fenugreek Powder – 1/4 tsp (Optional) 


* Marinate the Beef pieces with the ingredients under Marination.Keep for 1 to 2 hour’s.

*Pressure cook the marinated beef till 2 whistles in medium heat or else cook in a pan till the beef is cooked (takes 1 to 1 and 1/2 hour in medium heat , keep stirring in between) 

* In a Chatti / Earthen pot or any pan , heat oil  , add in the crushed ginger , garlic and saute for a few minutes and add half of the sliced onion and cook till golden brown , add the coconut pieces (If using)

* Add powders one by one – Turmeric powder , coriander powder , red chili Powder , Masala Powder , Fenugreek powder (if using) saute for 1 to 2 minutes in low heat and add the cooked beef along with its little stalk. Add salt to taste.

*Stir to combine all the ingredients well to the beef – till the beef gets coated with the masala well. Cook for another 5 minutes in low heat.

* Add the curry leaves and the rest of the sliced red onion , stir once and switch off the heat. 

*Serve hot with Rice/ Kerala Porotta. 

For a less complicated Kerala style Meat masala  powder – Dry roast 

  • Fennel Seeds – 2 table spoon  
  • Pepper corns – 4 to 6 
  • Cinnamon stick 2 small stick
  • Cloves – 3 to 4 no’s 
  • Cardamom – 5 to 6 no’s .

Powder these ingredients and store in an air tight container.


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