Beef Fry & a me-me tag :)

Author: Maria Jose
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  • 1/2 kg Beef
  • 1 big Onion sliced finely
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Small onion sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp each Crushed Ginger & garlic
  • 2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 2 Star anis
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Garam Masala optional
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Bite size coconut pieces (thengakothu)
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves


  • Powder aniseed, cinnamon, cloves and star anis and keep aside. Combine the powdered spices, ginger garlic, small onion, bite size coconut pieces,chilli, coriander and turmeric powder, vinegar, salt, curry leaves & beef. Make sure that beef is marinated well with the spices. Pressure cook the marinated beef till it is done. I usually dont add water while cooking, but if you want you can add 2-3 tbsp of water. If there is any water left, after pressure cooking, cook till the water is dried.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions, till it becomes golden brown. Add the cooked beef & curry leaves. If you want you can sprinkle garam masala at this stage. Mix well. Stir over a low flame, till it is roasted well.Serve with rice and kachimoru or chapathi, puttu, appam etc;


Notes: The original recipe doesnt call for garam masala, I added it since I like it to be spicy. You can be a bit generous with oil, if you want a well roasted/fried beef. Recipe adapted from: Flavours of Kerala