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February 18, 2009

Beef Masala

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Region : Kerala
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Last Updated: 18-2-2009
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Ingredients :
Beef/meat - 1 kg
Coconut oil/Cooking oil - 4 tablespoon
White Vinegar - 3 tablespoon
Large Onions 2 Chopped
Garlic flakes - 8-10; crushed
Ginger crushed 1 and 1/2 inch piece
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Salt - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut slices - one small cup full
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
For the masala :    
Pepper - 5 - 8
Cinnamon - 2-3 pieces
Cloves - 6-8
Aniseed - 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder - 2 tablespoons
Chili powder - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafetida powder - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
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This is a traditional Kerala beef preparation. Take a thick bottomed vessel and add cooking oil into it. Once it becomes hot, add the sliced coconut pieces and fry it till golden brown. Drain it and keep it aside.

In the same oil, add the mustard seeds and allow them to sputter. Add the chopped onions, crushed ginger, garlic and the curry leaves. Sauté till light brown. Grind the ingredients for the masala in a mixer, by adding water. Add the paste into the pan. Keep stirring every now and then till the oil separates from the masala or till a nice aroma comes. Now add the half cooked meat into the pan and some curry leaves too. Add two tablespoons of vinegar and then add the previously fried coconut slices, mix well and cover with a lid. Cook till the meat is soft and the sauce is really thick.

The beef masala is ready to be served now. It can be had with plain rice, bread or any Indian bread, like roti/chappathi/naan. 

Note: The Asian viewer has to precook the beef by adding one tablespoon of vinegar, salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker. Do not add water. The American/Continental viewer need not precook the meat.

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   Shazia, MauritiusReplyPosted On:22/11/2011
Very interesting food, fantastic....
   rasheed, dubaiReplyPosted On:5/4/2011
very good beef masala i lick
   kingston, bangaloreReplyPosted On:21/8/2010
very good receipe but why we need to add coconut oil.
   Rhea, KochiPosted On : 13 - 8 - 2013
kingston, coconut oil gives a good flavour to the curry
   deva, ReplyPosted On:9/2/2010
thank you very much
   km oommen , new delhiReplyPosted On:12/1/2010
really whaaaa tastyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
   Paul Lazar, Flint, MIReplyPosted On:30/10/2009
I think you forgot the part about browning the meat and removing it from the pan. I believe this should be done before frying the coconut. What cut of beef should be used?
   JIJO K VARGHESE, congo africaReplyPosted On:20/8/2009
very good