Saturday, February 4, 2012


Recipe source :Suriani pachakam (Bava R Luckos)


  1. Beef(cut into bite sized pieces)- 1 kg
  2. Thinly sliced coconut pieces-3/4 cup
  3. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  4. Shallots/chumanulli (sliced)-3/4 cup
  5. Ginger (chopped)- 2tbsp
  6. Garlic(chopped)-1 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves- 3 to 4 sprigs
  8. Vinegar- 2 tsp
  9. Onion sliced-1 big
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Hot water
  12. Coconut oil

To grind

  1. Coriander powder- 2 tbsp
  2. Chili powder-1 tbsp( or Kashmiri chili powder-2 to 3  tbsp,according to taste)
  3. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  6. Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
  7. Cinnamon-2" piece
  8. Cloves- 5 nos
  9. Cardamom-3 nos
  10. Water


  • Mix together thinly sliced coconut,turmeric powder and salt.Heat oil in a pan and saute this until it turns golden brown.Keep aside.
  • In a blender,combine all the ingredients to grind and blend to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • Place beef pieces in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pan.Add the masala paste,fried coconut pieces,shallots,ginger,garlic,curry leaves , vinegar,hot water and salt to taste.Cook until the beef pieces are tender.
  • Heat oil in a large  frying pan ,add sliced onion and saute till it turns golden brown.Now add the cooked beef and saute on a medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes or until it is almost dry.(if you prefer dry fry ,cook for another 5 to  minutes until it is completely dry.)
Serve with rice,appam,dosa or puttu.ENJOY!!!

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