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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Dry Beef Roast | Beef Ularthiyathu (Kerala style) | Nadan Beef Roast

Beef ularthiyathu /nadan beef roast is a common recipe in Kerala and a very tasty dish too.It goes well with plain rice,fried rice or tapioca .The recipe is simple and can be modified with any other meat.I don't prepare beef frequently, but whenever its prepared its a feast at home.All love this recipe very much especially when prepared for get togethers.There is no addition of tomato as it becomes too mushy and the fried onions masala makes it a tempting recipe.Try & enjoy !!!

beef  1.74 lb (cube sized)(750 g approx.)
turmeric powder1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp

onion 2 sliced
shallots 1 cup sliced
green chilli 5-6
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 1 tbsp
hot chilly powder 1/2 tsp
coriander powder, 2 tbsp
garam masala 1 tsp (anise -1,fennel seeds-1tsp,cloves-2,cinnamon - 1'' strand, cardamom -3,peppercorn 6)
pepper powder, 1/2 tsp
coconut cuts thin slices 1/3 cup
salt to taste
curry leaves
oil 3 tbsp +2 tbsp

  • Wash the beef thoroughly under running water and keep it in a strainer to drain off the excess water. Pressure-cook the beef with salt and pepper powder or turmeric powder for 3 whistles on medium heat or more till it becomes tender or cooked. Add 1/4 cup water or no water too to cook.(beef leaves out water when cooked)
  • Slightly roast the garam masala ingredients and grind it to fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the coconut slices and green chillies, keep aside.
  • Add sliced onions and sliced shallots. Sauté onions till golden brown(add a pinch of salt to speed up). Sauté the ginger- garlic paste. Add all the spice powders listed one by one starting with corainder powder then chilly powder followed by garam masala and sauté on low flame, do not burn it. Add half of the ground garam masala powder. Transfer the fried coconut slices, green chillies and curry leaves. Release pressure from pressure cooker and add the beef with stock.(gives more taste with stock). Cover and cook for another 5 minutes till spices gets blended to beef. Cook uncovered till the gravy dries up, you may have to keep adding a tsp of oil as the beef starts to stick to the pan and continue to cook the beef turns dark brown.(takes about 20 minutes) on high flame.
  • Beef starts to leave the sides of the non-stick pan, then it's ready to serve.

Servings 4-5 adults

* You can throw off the stock and use only the beef pieces (to reduce fat), but then it reduces the taste completely.
* You can use store brought meat masala, but the fresh powdered masala gives the authentic flavours.
* ALTERNATE METHOD-You can fry the sliced coconuts, shallots, sliced onions(1.5) first along with spice powders and add to the uncooked beef in pressure cooker and cook in a pressure cooker till its beef is cooked. Then add oil to a wok(2 tbsp), add the half of the sliced onions. Sauté till nicely browned and add pepper powder. Then transfer the cooked beef with masala and dry up as mentioned above.

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Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

beef fry looks mouthwateringly good..

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

I dont eat beef but i can try this recipe with chicken... would be yum...

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you friends for the instant punch..

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious...I dont eat it but the look says that it would taste superb...

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm! Yumm! This looks irresistible.

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds delicious

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

kidilan, adipoli!! I haven't tasted beef yet..but use to cook and heard lot from my hubby about the taste..

Binys Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

ummm amazing dear...i love it and it goes with anythg,,,,rice roti bread or anythg

Veronica's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't eat beef often but there is just a few beef recipe just so tempting. I can smell the spice coming from your dish.

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Beef was one of my favourite dish at my home.After coming to US, i haven't tried out this dish.Seeing you recipe, it's tempting me to try out my favourite dish.It looks super...

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all..for those who donot eat beef ,you may replace it with chicken; pressure cook for 1whistle only!

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..this is my all time fav beef recipe....I can finish that whole plate alone..looks absolutely mouth-watering....:)

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

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Merry Christmas!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing this recipe, it really looks very tempting