Saturday, 21 May 2016

Beef with Grated Coconut

Oh no! not again! I don't want to deliver usual introductory lecture, 'posting after so long' again! Let me jump to this recipe fast. This time I am up with Beef curry which is more on gravy side unlike the original recipe which is more like a dry roast. To feed my entire family I did not let the gravy dry completely. I make this kind of Beef recipes usually which is being followed traditionally in our family. And thus felt its just a normal recipe which does not needed to be a blog post as I felt it is like plain rice that everyone knows how to cook cook which does not have to posted on blog for some one follow. But now I realise that our Kannur style of Beef is different from what is usually made in other parts of Kerala and I made slight change of adding grated coconut to the gravy. If you let the gravy dry completely while roasting the cooked beef in the end, I am sure that would taste definitely delicious than this version. So adjust water content depending on how your family loves to devour this. It serves well with Pathiri, Paratha etc.

  • Beef- 500 gm
  • Onion- 3 medium
  • Tomato- 1 big
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tbsp.
  • Kashmiri chilli powder- 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Coconut oil- 4 tbsp.
  • Curry leaves- 1 stem
  • Coconut- 1 cup

  • Pressure cook the beef for half an hour with Onion, Ginger-Garlic paste, Tomato, spice powders and salt. Add little water so that the vegetables and beef do not burn.
  • Let the pressure dissipate. Once done, open  the pressure cooker and cook again till water dries off. I did not let the water dry much.
  • In another pan, add coconut oil, curry leaves and coconut. Slightly roast them and then add the beef.
  • Roast the beef well.
  • Serve hot.