Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Kerala Beef Curry

Kerala Beef CurryHere is the beef curry I cooked in my Le Crueset dish featured on yesterday's post. There are many variations to a Kerala beef Curry but here's one of them. I also often make a variation of this beef curry without coconut milk.

750 grams cubed beef or veal (small cubes)
3 onions, chopped
6 - 8 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 Tablespoon of grated ginger
4 dry red chillies
10-12 curry leaves
4 green cardamoms
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
3 green chillies, slit
2 Tablespoons of Oil
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 Cups of coconut milk
Salt to taste

Grind the fresh garlic , ginger, 4 dry red chillies together and marinate the cubed meat in this for an hour.
Heat the oil, add the cardamom pods, mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the curry leaves, green chillies and finally the chopped onions.
Fry the onions until they are golden brown.
Add the marinated meat. Brown the meat, continuously stirring for about 10 minutes.
Add salt to taste.
Mix all the powdered spices in a bowl and add a cup of hot water. Pour this into the frying meat and stir it in.
Cover the dish and cook on a simmered flame until you see the oil separate from the meat. If the meat is not tender yet, add a little more hot water, and continue to cover and cook a while longer. Or pressure cook for 10-12 minutes.
Once the beef is tender, add the coconut milk and let it cook for 5 - 6 minutes. Do not let this boil.

Serves 4 - 6


Anonymous said...

Thanks Ria. Keep up the good work. I know of many fans who visit your site....AP

Ria Patel said...

Thank YOU!

Dhruv Shanker said...

Great recipe! I worked in Munnar in Kerala a long time back and I used to eat this there all the time..

Must try this recipe next weekend. Thanks for posting. Cheers :)

Ria Patel said...

Thanks Dhruv, if you come across more versions of making this dish or beef fry, please do send them to me. I'm not a big fan of the beef fry with the small coconut bits in it though.

Madan said...

Thanks Ria..Finally i could get the exact taste which i usually get only in Kerala restaurants.

Ria Patel said...

Thanks Madan, let me know if you need recipes for any particular dish? I may just have it.

Teena said...

Ria Chechi!!!! Was just looking around for a beef recipe and look what i found!!! Your Blog!!!!
You've got one more fan:)......Teena.

Ria Patel said...

Thanks Teena,

How are you? Would love to see NZ while you're there !

Desiree said...

oeHi Ria
Prepared the beef using your recipe.... it came out really delicious... Thnks for sharing such a yummy recipe