Kerala Beef Fry | How to make Kerala Beef Fry

By Ruchira Hoon  |  6th Jul 2015  |  
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About Kerala Beef Fry Recipe

This Syrian Christian specialty is found on every street corner in Kerala. Bits of coconut and lots of curry leaves is what gives it that intense flavour

Kerala Beef Fry

Ingredients to make Kerala Beef Fry

  • For the marination: 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 500 grams of meat of your choice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tblsp fennel seeds, lightly roasted and pounded)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 stalks curry leaves
  • 1 star anise
  • salt to taste
  • For the tempering: ½ cup of fresh coconut sliced into bite size piece
  • 3 tblsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies split lenghtwise

How to make Kerala Beef Fry

  1. 1. In a large bowl add all the ingredients for the marination along with the meat of your choice and set it aside for half an hour.
  2. 2. In a pressure cooker, tip the marinated meat and pressure cook gently for about 20 minutes or until the meat has softened. You don’t need to add water, as the meat will release its juices in any case.
  3. 3. Once the meat has cooled down, get ready to fry it.
  4. 4. Heat a sauce pan with oil and add the onion, chillies and the curry leaves to it. Once the onions turn golden, add all the meat and turn down the heat. Add the coconut slices and let it cook until the meat changes colour and begins to stick to the pan.
  5. 5. Serve hot with Malabar parotta or appam.

My Tip:

Coconut Oil! It gives it that deep dark flavour

Reviews for Kerala Beef Fry (8)

Nathan Lade10 days ago

Nothing is impossible in this world and the practice makes a man perfect it is true. Follow this complete process to make a round chapati and hope you like to take help for your thesis work. thank you for solving this biggest problem.

ald ika month ago

Add tomatoes and cook till oil leaves the sides. Puree the mixture and return to the pan. aldi ad l

farzana sayed3 years ago

it's written der 500 gms

Shahana Khanan4 years ago

very nice racipe

Precy Dlima4 years ago

the beef quantity is not gvn in yr recipe

Ruchira Hoon4 years ago


Roselet Banker4 years ago

very tasty

bina bedi4 years ago

Can we substitute the beef by chicken or meat ?
Sk Abdul Sabil
3 months ago
you can replace beef by meat

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