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Thattukada Style Beef Curry Recipe

thattukada beef curry

Thattukada style beef curry - A delicious Malabar style beef curry flavorful with the spices of Kerala

Kerala is blessed with thattukadas (road side eataries), in my last post I mentioned that we had been to Ali bhai's thattukada here in Calicut and it was from there I lasted this amazing thattukada style beef curry along with kannu pathiri.

Malabar style beef curry or beef varatti as they called in their thattukada tops the most sought after dish there. Homey and kids simply loved it and I had a chance to take a peek-a-boo while the chef was making this beef curry.

I noticed that he did not use any chilli powder and all the ingredients he used where easily available ones and I took a mental note of the ingredients and re-tried the same curry at home and the rest is history.

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I know what you are thinking, Kerala beef curry without chilli powder?? yucks! I am out of here!! I cant blame you, because that is what I thought too when I saw the chef making this...NO! Chilli Powder! Period!!

Let me convince you that the amazing blend of spices did hold this curry together (from falling apart ofcourse! ha!) the ground pepper, the sauf...and the green chilies...and the garam masala....etc etc..

Okay! I know, you are convinced!!

Lets get cooking!!

Thattukada style beef curry recipe, step by step method:

Cut beef into cubes and wash and clean them and keep it in a strainer.
Grind coarsely green chilies, garlic, and ginger and keep aside. In the same grinder, grind coarsely whole peppercorns and saunf (perumjeerakam)...keep that aside too.
how to make thattukada beef curry

Heat a pressure cooker with coconut oil, add in the sliced onions, and salt. Saute the onions until it starts to brown and then add in the grinded greenchilies-ginger-garlic mix and mix well for a min on low flame.
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Then add in the grinded whole pepper and saunf (perumjeerakam) and mix well. Add in the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and garam masala powder, again mix well for a minute on low flame.
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Add in 1 1/2 tsp coconut vinegar and add in the chopped beef. Mix well for another minute.
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Add in water and curry leaves. Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 20 minutes ie after the 1st whistle simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with kannu pathiri or roti/chappathi.
kerala beef curry

Thattukada Style Beef Curry Recipe


PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: 25 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  thattukada beef curry  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Beef: 500 gms
  • Onions: 2, sliced
  • Green chilies: 8
  • Garlic: 6 cloves
  • Ginger: 1 inch
  • Whole peppercorns: 1 tsp
  • Perumjeerakam/saunf: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder:1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Vinegar: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves: 2 sprig
  • Coconut oil: 2 tbsp
  • Water: 1/2 to 3/4 cup


  METHOD:

  1. Cut beef into cubes and wash and clean them and keep it in a strainer.
  2. Grind coarsely green chilies, garlic, and ginger and keep aside. In the same grinder, grind coarsely whole peppercorns and saunf (perumjeerakam)...keep that aside too.
  3. Heat a pressure cooker with coconut oil, add in the sliced onions, and salt. Saute the onions until it starts to brown and then add in the grinded greenchilies-ginger-garlic mix and mix well for a min on low flame.
  4. Then add in the grinded whole pepper and saunf (perumjeerakam) and mix well. Add in the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and garam masala powder, again mix well for a minute on low flame.
  5. Add in 1 1/2 tsp coconut vinegar and add in the chopped beef. Mix well for another minute.
  6. Add in water and curry leaves. Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 20 minutes ie after the 1st whistle simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with kannu pathiri or roti/chappathi.

NOTES

  • Add green chilies according to your taste.
  • You can reduce the water and make it into a semi dry roast or beef varattu.
  • Thattukada beef curry is made without red chilli powder.
  • I like to add the curry leaves later; you can also add curry leaves while sauting.

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