Thengakothu (bite size coconut pieces) – 3/4- 1 cup
Vinegar – 2 tsp
Marinate the cleaned beef pieces with the ingredients listed under marination (number 2 ingredients). Keep it aside for 15-20 mins. Add 2 tbsp of water to this & pressure cook till the beef is done(the cooking time of beef depends on the type of beef used). Keep the cooker closed for 20-25 mins. Open the cooker & if there is any excess water in the beef, cook till the water is dried completely.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan & add tons of curry leaves. Fry it for few seconds. Add the cooked beef. Give it a good stir. Cook on low flame till the beef becomes black in colour. If the beef appears to dry in between, add a little oil & continue cooking. It will take around 10-15 mins. Dont forget to give a stir in between. That’s all …the shappu beef fry is ready!
I saw Sarasa chechy using coconut oil very generously & I believe that’s the secret behind this lovely dark colour. So let loose your grip on the oil bottle for just once & enjoy this spicy treat ;) Also please try to use crushed red chilli itself, instead of chilli powder. It gives a very different flavor to this dish. Try to use small onions (shallots)& please dont substitute it with onions, it will affect the taste. Dont forget to use coconut oil for this recipe, it’s a must!