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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beef Olathiyathe

Ingredients
  • Beef – 1/2 kg, cleaned & cut into small-medium size cubes
  • For Marination
  • Small onion – 1 cup, crushed
  • Ginger & garlic- 1 1/2 tbsp, crushed
  • Crushed red chilli – 1 – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 1/2 – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Thengakothu (bite size coconut pieces) – 3/4- 1 cup
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • For tempering
  • Coconut oil
  • Curry leaves
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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!

Notes

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!

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