One of the favourite dish of Malayalees. Goes good with rice and a great touchings for alcohol


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  • Course side dish
  • Cuisine kerala
  • Yield 3 serving
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 70 minutes


1/2 Kilogram
Shallots / Small onion
1 Cup
ginger (Crushed)
1 1/2 Tablespoons
garlic (Crushed)
1 1/2 Tablespoons
Dried Red Chilly
coriander Powder
2 Teaspoons
turmeric Powder
1/4 Teaspoons
pepper Powder
1 Teaspoon
garam masala
1 1/2 Teaspoons
2 Teaspoons
1/2 tsp
For fry
Thengakothu (Small square size coconut pieces)
¾ Cup
coconut oil
curry leaves
3 sprigs


  1. Crush dried red chilli. Cut beef into 1.5" cube pieces. Marinate cleaned beef pieces with ingredients listed under marination. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of water to this and pressure cook till the beef is done. Usually it would be done in 2 whistles. ** Don't overcook.
  3. If there is excess water, cook till the water has almost dried up.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry coconut pieces until it becomes golden brown color. Keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add lots of curry leaves and fry it.
  6. Add cooked beef and fried coconut pieces to it.
  7. Stir it well. Cook on low flame for around 15 - 20 minutes. If required, add oil in between. Stir it until it becomes black in color.




Beef Fry - Kerala style Beef Ularthiyathu with Thenga Kothu