Monday, October 4, 2010

Beef varattiyathu (Dry Beef Roast)

This is an excellent side dish which can go with any meal. The taste largely  depends on the quality of the meat. Also the shallots give that special taste to the dish. Do not  try to avoid coconut slices. Those are the key taste makers .


1.Beef 1 kg
2.Shallots (kochulli) 20
3.Fennel seeds powder 3tbsp
   Black pepper powder 1 tbsp
   Cinnamon sticks 10
    cloves 4
    Cardamoms 4
4.Ginger paste 3 tbsp
5.Garlic paste 4 tbsp
6.Coriander powder 3 tbsp
7.Chilly powder 2 tbsp
8.turmeric powder 3/4 tsp
9.Green chillies 8 splitted lengthwise
10.Curry leaves 4 springs
11.Salt - to taste
12.Coconut oil - as required
13.Coconut slices 3/4 cup

1.Grind the No.3 ingredients and keep a little aside
Wash beef thoroughly and marinade the beef with this masala, ginger and garlic paste and keep for 3/4 hour.
Cook beef without adding water, or with minimum water and required salt
Heat oil in a pan ans saute shallots.
When brownish add green chillies and 1/2 of curry leaves.
Add powders(6,7,8) and saute till raw smell goes.
Add coconut slices.
Combine well and add cooked beef.
Cook covered for 5mins.
Remove lid and add the kept aside ground powder in first  step.
Roast for 10 mins.
Now add the rest of the curry leaves, just before switching off the stove.
Serve hot with rice,chappatis,Idiyappams, Puris,Puttu, bread,etc.

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