Beef Ularthiyathu (Beef Fry)

Beef Ularthiyathu Easy 3

Beef Ularthiyathu – Quick Method

1 kilo Beef cut into small cubes
2 medium onions sliced
4 tbsp ginger slices
1 pod garlic slices
½ cup fresh coconut pieces
2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp salt

4-5 tbsp coconut oil
4 small cardamoms
3 cloves
2 -3 small pieces cinnamon
1 tbsp fennel
2-3 green chilies slit into two
1 tsp mustard seeds
Handful curry leaves

In a pressure cooker, add beef, coconut, onion, ginger, 3 tbsp garlic, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, pepper powder and salt and mix well.

Beef Ularthiyathu Easy

Cook for 3 whistles. (or however you cook till soft)

Beef Ularthiyathu Easy 1

Heat oil and add mustard, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. When it splutters, add fennel and stir.
Add the rest of garlic slices, curry leaves and green chilies. Stir till garlic starts to brown at edges.
Add the cooked beef and mix well.
When the water evaporates completely, reduce the flame to medium and keep stirring once in a while till it becomes dark brown in colour. Check salt.

Initially, the curry will be light brown in colour, but will become dark brown in the end. Fry on non-stick pan preferably to reduce oil.

Beef Ularthiyathu Easy 2


Simple Beef Curry

beef curry

1 kilo beef pieces (fairly big pieces)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
2 tsp salt
2 large onions sliced
4 tbsp ginger julienne
1 pod garlic (cut into long slivers)
1 large potato
Few sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp fennel powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp pepper powder
6 tbsp oil

beef curry potato

Sauteing onions to almost brown colour is important.

beef curry onion

Cook the first 5 ingredients in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Those who are not using pressure cooker, cook the ingredients along with 1 cup water till the beef is cooked.
Peel and cube the potatoes. Add 1-2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan. Add the potatoes and saute them till all sides are lightly brown.
Heat oil and saute onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves till onions become golden brown. Adding a little salt to the onions will brown the onions quicker.
Add coriander powder, chili powder, fennel powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and pepper powder and saute well.
Add cooked beef along with the water in which it is cooked. Add potatoes. Adjust salt. Let it simmer on medium flame for 10-15 minutes till gravy reaches desired consistency and the curry attains a dark brown colour.

Notes: If you add ½ cup thick coconut milk to the above, it will give you another delicious curry.

The below is with coconut milk…..

beef curry coconut milk