Beef varattiyathu

beef varattiyathu
Prepration time: 45 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala

ingredients

  • List 1
  • Beef – 500 g (Boneless and cubed)
  • Meat Masala – 2 table spoon
  • Ginger paste – 1 table spoon
  • Garlic paste – 1 table spoon
  • Chilli powder – 1 table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander powder – 2 table spoon
  • Pepper Powder – 1 table spoon
  • Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • List 2
  • Oil – 3 table spoon
  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1 Medium chopped
  • Coconut flakes – a handfull
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilli – 3-4
  • Curry leaves – Plenty!
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut oil – 1 table spoon

Its a long time since I shared a recipe on cheenachatti. Here I am back with the traditional recipe of Kerala style Beef Varattiyathu / Beef Ularthiyathu recipe, a signature dish of Kerala Christians, where red-meat is pressure cooked and sauteed with spices and herbs.

Beef Varattiyath preparation

  1. Wash and clean the beef.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in list 1 and keep it aside for half an hour.
  3. Now add a cup of water and pressure cook this for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn of the flame and let the pressure release. It may take around 20 minutes.
  5. In a heavy bottom kadai / fry pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  6. Then add onion and the coconut pieces. Fry until the onions become translucent.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and half of curry leaves. Fry well.
  8. Now add all the spices from list 2, one by one and stir until the raw smell goes.
  9. Now open the cooker and transfer the content to the Frypan / kadai.
  10. Keep stirring well not to stick to the bottom.
  11. Keep the flame in high until the water content is fully dried out.
  12. Add the rest of the curry leaves and coconut oil and stir well.
  13. When its dried each pieces can be separated.
  14. Switch off the flame and serve the Beef Varattiyath hot with appam, idiyappam, puttu etc.

Don't forget to try our other beef recipes also.

Athira Sooraj

How would you rate this recipe?

141 votes, 4.10 / 5.00 (81%)
    • says:

      Sorry, we haven’t triend it with chicken yet. So can’t give an offhand answer for this. If you are trying please let us know the results 😉

  • S
    says:

    can this recipe be used for chicken varattiyathu???

  • C
    says:

    which meat masala do you use?

  • B
    says:

    Great recipe. Small suggestion, Coconut flakes and onions are added with list 1 which are the items for marinade.

    • says:

      Thank you Bas for pointing out that. Edited the post 😉

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