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Monday, August 18, 2014

Nadan Beef Mappas | Kerala style Beef cooked in Coconut milk

Beef recipes are always inviting for us but we don't regularly use this meat but whenever these recipes are made,my family will enjoy food to the core and will have tummy full.This is another tempting recipe with beef and a traditional one too from our state,Kerala.Beef Mappas is a stew like curry almost similar.Only difference I find is that mappas uses vinegar & tomatoes whereas stew is devoid of the tanginess (there may be slight difference in preparations depending on the local areas).Both tastes superb with paalappam or any appams.We had it with kallappam(recipe coming soon) and enjoyed.You can even try other meats like chicken or mutton to make this dish and enjoy!!

to cook beef
beef 1/2 lb(450 gm)
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
to make gravy
whole spices (star anise1,cardamom pods2,cloves 3,cinnamon 1" stick)
onion 1 medium sized,thin half moon sliced
ginger chopped fine 2 tsp
garlic chopped fine 1 tsp 
green chilly 3 vertical slit
tomato 1 small chopped
diced and cubed carrot 1 medium
diced and cubed potato 1 medium
thin coconut milk 1 1/2 cup
thick coconut milk 1/4 cup
coriander powder 2 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 3/4 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
coconut oil 3tsp 
vinegar 1 -2 tsp

to temper 
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
shallots 2 sliced or chopped fine
curry leaves few 
coconut oil 2tsp

  • Wash and clean the beef under running water 5-6 times or till the water runs out clear.Drain in a colander and then add to a pressure cooker with salt and pepper powder.Leave for 15-30 mins.Switch on the flame and then close the pressure cooker.Cook for 3 whistles or more till the meat is cooked and is tender.
  • Heat another pan and add oil.When its hot,add whole spices and wait till its fragrant.

  • Saute chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies till raw smell disappears.
  • Add and saute the onion until translucent.Add in the coriander powder,pepper powder,half of the garam masala and toss about a minute on low flame.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes.Stir and then add cubed carrots,potatoes,give a quick stir.
  • Add the thin coconut milk and add salt lightly(as beef stock contains salt).Cook the veggies covered till half done.
  • Add in the beef with stock and cook covered again until the spices are blend well and the gravy thickens slightly.
  • Add in the vinegar and lastly the thick coconut milk on low flame.Add the remaining garam masala and turn off heat.
  • Heat oil in another pan to temper the mappas.Splutter mustard seeds and add in curry leaves,shallots.Wait till shallots turn pinkish brown in color.Drizzle on top of curry.Cover and leave for 10 mins.Serve warm with paalappam, vattayappam,wheat paalappam, puttu or even chapathis.
Servings ~ 3-4 servings
* You can decrease pepper powder as per your tolerance.
* Adding vegetables in a mappas is optional but I love adding these to sneak in veggies to kids.You can make the same recipe without veggies.
* Chicken,fish  or mutton in non veg and bread fruit(sheema chakka),okra(vendakka) in veg can be used to make mappas.Replace beef with any of the following lists and make your desired.

Stay tuned for kallappam recipe too :)


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

love the gravy , perfect with rice.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks mouthwatering dear.. I am craving for beef now..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

excellent, luks so tempting...

Shella said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely curry. Long to have it with some appams

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious recipe... yummy..

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Anything cooked in coconut milk is desirable for me; looks good!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering beef curry . Love it

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy curry..

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

The appams are so nice and porous.. and such yummy stews to go with them

Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

So well prepared and we'll explained. Love all the beautiful clicks. I want to have some now.