Spicy Beef Fry Recipe 2011-12


Spicy Beef Fry RecipeBeef Fry (Kerala Style) is very popular especially in Tattukadas or fast food outlets. It is not deep fried but cooked beef pan fried or roasted tillĀ  the meat gets coated with masala’s and becomes almost dry. What makes it special is the wonderful aroma of coconut oil and the addition of roasted coconut slices that gives it crunchiness and a little sweetness that we get with each bite. This goes well with rice,chapathi or parottas.Ingredients
Beef – 1/2 kg
Onion sliced- 1 large
Shallots – 15-20
Ginger thinly sliced- 3-4 tsp
Garlic sliced- 3-4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Green chilly slit- 5-6
Tomato chopped- 1
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Chilly powder 1/2 (optional)
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
Coconut slices- 1/2 cup
Grated coconut- 1 tsp
Vinegar- 2 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Coconut oil- 3 tsp
salt to taste
Cut beef into small cubes and marinate with turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste,vinegar garam masala and salt for half an hour. In a pressure cooker add the marinated meat, crushed shallots, green chilly, coconut pieces and chopped tomatoes and half cup of water and cook till the meat is done ( Three whistles – if the water still remains open and cook till all the water evaporates).
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add two cloves, one tsp of grated coconut and curry leaves and fry till the coconut becomes golden brown. Add sliced ginger, garlic and onions and fry till golden brown. Now add the cooked meat and fry in medium heat for 8-10 minutes until all it is dried up. Add fennel powder( you can add a pinch of pepper powder and garam masala if you like for extra flavor) and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve warm.