I think almost all keralites would agree when I say this that fried beef is the favourtite dish among us .Who can resist the succulent beef coated in nice aromatic spices and then fried in coconut oil to bring out their flavour and the best thing to eat it with is soft delicious appams or a nice , crispy , flaky Kerala paratha .The aroma itself is enough to make you drool . Mmmmm !!! Just telling you guys about it is making me crave to have it . One thing I can guarantee is there will be no leftovers at all . It is finished as soon as it is served . Ok enough of my babbling ( also getting very hungry ) , without further ado here goes..........
1 kg beef cut into cubes
6-8 garlic cloves minced
1 inch pc of ginger minced
3 tsp red chilli powder
2 and 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 -1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp fennel seed powder
1 tsp or more coarsely ground black pepper
4-6 green chillies
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 cup water
10-20 curry leaves
4-5 dried red chillies
1-2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
In a saucepan add the beef , spices , ginger , garlic, onions , green chillies and 1 cup water.
Bring to the boil and then lower the heat and simmer till the beef is done . If more water is needed add in , the beef should be just done . If using a pressure cooker , only add half cup water and switch off with 3-4 whistles .
In another pan , heat coconut oil to shallow fry the cooked beef cubes.
Don't overcrowd the pan , fry the beef cubes till it is crisp and set aside .
Add a little more coconut oil and add in the dried red chillies , curry leaves and the grated coconut and fry them for a few seconds.
Now add in the liquid the beef was cooked in and keep on high heat till the gravy thickens .
Now add the fried beef cubes and mix them in the gravy till it coats the beef cubes and sprinkle the garam masala.
This may take about 5 min . Garnish with curry leaves and red chillies and serve hot .