Prepration time: 45 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
- 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
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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
- Wash and clean the beef.
- Mix all the ingredients in list 1 and keep it aside for half an hour.
- Now add a cup of water and pressure cook this for 30 minutes.
- Turn of the flame and let the pressure release. It may take around 20 minutes.
- In a heavy bottom kadai / fry pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
- Then add onion and the coconut pieces. Fry until the onions become translucent.
- Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and half of curry leaves. Fry well.
- Now add all the spices from list 2, one by one and stir until the raw smell goes.
- Now open the cooker and transfer the content to the Frypan / kadai.
- Keep stirring well not to stick to the bottom.
- Keep the flame in high until the water content is fully dried out.
- Add the rest of the curry leaves and coconut oil and stir well.
- When its dried each pieces can be separated.
- Switch off the flame and serve the Beef Varattiyath hot with appam, idiyappam, puttu etc.
May 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm
thanks your posting.
September 7, 2015 at 11:26 am
Can i follow same procedure for chicken too ?
December 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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 😉
December 4, 2015 at 2:38 pm
September 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Super. I love this food
January 13, 2016 at 5:44 pm
can this recipe be used for chicken varattiyathu???
December 12, 2016 at 8:06 am
which meat masala do you use?
January 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Great recipe. Small suggestion, Coconut flakes and onions are added with list 1 which are the items for marinade.
February 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm
Thank you Bas for pointing out that. Edited the post 😉