My 200th post and Beef Ularthiyathu

This is my 200th post and here’s thanking each one of you for making this journey so wonderful with all your lovely comments and feedback. Truly overwhelmed and feel so blessed. The journey that I started a year back has sure got me some wonderful friends whom I have not met but the bond seems to be growing stronger. Also taking this very moment to thank my family and friends for being a wonderful support. Though at times my daughter says Foodolicious is boring because every time I make her favorite food and I photograph it first before serving her  but still she is all ready to help me when I need her either for a photo or just for clean ups. Love you Molu 🙂 Life is beautiful 🙂
Before marriage I was quite reserved when it came to food and especially meat. The only thing I ate was chicken and once in a while lamb. Things have changed and thanks to my hubby who has very tactfully got me eating beef and pork.
And yes I had not tasted beef until I had this dish and the only way I like it. So flavorful and tender and yes biting into those coconut slices makes it one delicious dish. If you don’t eat beef  then you can cook this with Lamb but the cooking time will be little longer but taste equally good. Feel free to add more fresh green chilies if you want to make it hotter.  
This is truly Kerala’s best.

You need –

  • Beef – 500 grams, cubes into bite size pieces
  • Coconut meat – 1/2 cup finely sliced
  • Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger & garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Shallots – finely sliced, 1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves – Minced, 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger – julienned, 1 tablespoon
  • Green chili – 2 or as per taste, slit
  • Corriander powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 2 twigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon

How to –

In pressure cooker, put the meat, turmeric powder, chili powder, ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix well and cook till done with 2 tablespoons of water. Once done, uncover and drain the meat from the stock reserving 1 tablespoon of the stock and set aside.

In skillet/kadai/wok, heat oil and add the sliced coconut pieces, ginger and garlic and fry till fragrant . Add the shallots, green chilies, curry leaves and continue to fry till the onions turn golden brown.

Add the Coriander powder, garam masala powder and saute for 2 minutes or till oil starts to separate. Now add 1 tablespoon of reserved stock and loosen up the spice mix (this helps the spices to coat the meat well). Add the meat and mix well to coat.

Add the black pepper powder and over medium heat cook for 10-12 mins or until the mixtures is very dry; stirring continuously.

Serve hot with Rice and curry.



16 thoughts on “My 200th post and Beef Ularthiyathu

  1. Congrats on the 200th post. Certainly looking forward for more delicious dishes just like this latest. Beef is a taboo for both of us. I am not if its the cultural or religious issues that we have never been encouraged to eat beef. I will try out with lamb and there's goes my list, with the many recipes waiting in line to be tried out.

  2. 200th post…thatz a great milestone Rekha…congratzzz 😀 Ahh….love beef fry….I don't even have to worry of any other dish to go with it..I can have them the way they r 🙂 We made it yesterday and the blog post on it is almost ready too.

  3. Congrats on ur 200 th post.Beef ularthiyathu looks really tempting.Love those pics.
    My white friends look shocked when I say I eat beef they might be thinking in their minds,”Holy cow!” :))

  4. Congrats on reaching 200th post dear.. Wish you cross many more milestones and achieve more success in the future too… Beef looks mouth-watering and delicious Rekha.. Loved it 🙂

  5. First of Congrats on your 200th…myyyy you are on your 200th, wow, that a good one, and here I was so excited for 50th itself:)…
    I've never tried beef and I wouldn't mind trying this curry with chicken sometime. Your molu sounds really cute..hugs to her.
    Have to say Rekha, I love keralite food, I don't know how many times I've mentioned this, my most favorite cuisine.

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