Savour on to some ‘Naadan’ style ‘Beef Ullarthiyathu’-

Beef Ullarthiyathu’ is a dish which is relished by most Malayalees in the hearty land of Kerala. The dish is a combination of flavours and spices which leaves you smacking your lips! Here is a recipe for the perfect ‘Beef Ullarthiyathu’-


Beef Ullarthiyathu
Beef Ullarthiyathu

Ingredients for the ‘Beef Ullarthiyathu’ recipe

  • 2½ lb beef
  • 25 shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 2-3 green chilies (slit)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1½ tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp meat masala
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 4-6 sprigs curry leaves
  • ¼ cup coconut bites
  • a pinch of mustard seeds
  • salt (as required)
  • oil (as required)


Directions for ‘Beef Ullarthiyathu’

  • Clean and cut the beef into shredded meat or chunks (as per choice).
  • Pressure cook the beef for 2 whistles with salt, pepper, meat masala and enough water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds; add curry leaves, shallots (sliced), green chillies, and saute until the shallots turn translucent brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste; add spices – chilli powder, coriander, turmeric, garam masala and mix well in low flame.
  • Add the cooked beef along with the remaining water and cook until the water dries out; keep stirring to avoid sticking of the meat at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add salt as much as needed.
  • In the meanwhile, fry Coconut bites along with curry leaves until brown.
  • When the gravy dries out, add the coconut bites and curry leaves and mix well in the pan in low flame. Do this until the meat is blackish – brown and dried out.
  • Serve hot with Rice, Kerala Porotta, Appam or any other South Indian Bread.


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Author: Neeta Vijaykumar

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