Monday, January 24, 2011

Beef Ularthiyathu

I have taken a long break from my blogging world. I know this is unacceptable from a person who keeps on updating her blog very frequently , sometimes even twice a day. I am back with a delicacy from the God's Own Country - Kerala. Two things which are considered unavoidable - a must serve  in any Syrian Christian families during Christmas or Easter are beef and dishes prepared with coconut. I should say I am not a big fan of both of these. I am happy that I am not so fond of it especially while reading articles related to the consumption of red meat. But 'A' is a hard core beef lover. I surprised him by making his favourite beef preparation with coconut shells. Cooking has always been a fun activity for me to do and I especially love the smile that erupts on sweet hubby’s face when he comes home and sees a bunch of treats ready for him! 

Recipe source : My Mom


Roast with oil

Corriander powder -4 1/2 Tbs
Chilli powder - 1 Tbs
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Roast and powder

8 each of  cardamom, cinnamom and cloves
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 , Sliced long


Green chillies - 8
Ginger - 1 big piece
Garlic Cloves - 1 handful
Vinegar - 2 Tbs

Beef - 1 kg
Coconut shell - 3/4 cup
Onions - 2
Salt - To taste


Remove the coconut from the shell, cut the brown skin with a knife, Cut the pieces into thin long pieces.Wash and keep. Add all the items as they are ready to the meat and mix. Keep for 15 minutes. Then cook in pressure cooker with weight with 1/4 glass water for 8 - 20 minutes depending upon the beef. When cooked, boil till the water content is gone.

Heat oil. Add 2 onions. When transluscent , add the cooked meat and the coconut and roast. Shouldn't be fried too much.

I am sending it to this month's kerala kitchen contest.


  1. Wow... "A" sure is lucky :) And love the way you have sub-divided the ingredients based on how they should be processed. Makes it more easier to understand than just one long ingredient list :)

  2. You can send this to for the event they are hosting :)

  3. I have send this recipe for the contest. Thanks for informing me about this.

  4. Hello Sneha,Thank you very much for your kind words about my blog :)

    You have a lovely space, too! I love the colour of your blog, it's one of my fave! :) Keep up the good work!

  5. Hey, I didn't expect such a quick reply. Thanks for sharing your thought about my blog !!!

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  8. This looks delicious. Did you use mature coconuts for this? I wonder if I could cook this without the coconut. I love the spices you used.

  9. I used the frozen sliced coconut . We like this recipe with coconut. It adds the flavor. You can make it without that also.