Beef Ularthiyathu is a traditional Kerala style beef roast prepared by slow roasting tender chunks of beef in aromatic spices, coconut slices,
I’m a true blue Malayalee who loves her Kerala Porotta and Beef Roast. I have been wanting to share this beautiful recipe with y’all for years but never got a chance around it. The so-called Beef Ban didn’t help too.
However, now that I’m here in the land of spices, I know I shouldn’t delay in bringing this to you. Because it isn’t really a crime having beef in this state. You can find beef dishes in almost all nook and corner of this land – from roadside hotels to luxury ones!
Beef is best savored as curry or roast (Ularthiyathu) in Kerala. The traditional beef roast calls for slow cooking the meat in spices in an iron kadhai. But home-cooking means par-cooking the beef first in a pressure cooker before roasting in a thick cast iron or earthen pan.
This preparation is so close to my heart because it is my Dad’s secret recipe. Oh yeah. I prepared this with Dad in the kitchen; my contribution limited to prep work alone. Even after all these years, I still look at him in awe as he whips out yummilicious non-vegetarian dishes in the kitchen. Mum and Dad are excellent at cooking and I owe everything I know about food to them.
Kottayam Style Beef Ularthiyathu
Kottayam, my hometown is a district in earlier Central Travancore. I can vouch for the traditional preparation of this Beef Roast in Kottayam, especially at Christian weddings – Ah, nothing can beat the taste, aroma, and flavor!
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A typical Syrian Christian dish, Kerala Beef Ularthiyathu is a constant in restaurant menus. Best paired with flaky Kerala Porotta, you can also serve it as a side dish to rice.
Here’s how you prepare Beef Ularthiyathu:
Chop the meat into bite-sized pieces. Wash and clean well. Cook the meat in a pressure cooker along with spice powders like turmeric, chili,
Fry separately the finely chopped onion, shallots, ginger, garlic, coconut bits,
Cook the meat in a kadai until dry. Add the fried ingredients and mix well. Garnish with fried curry leaves and serve hot with Kerala Porotta or rice.
That’s all for now!
Do you eat red meat? Have you had this Kerala Style Beef Roast? Let me know.
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My theme for the A to Z Challenge this year is ’26 Kerala Dishes that have my heart’, where I would share a multitude of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from the Spice Capital of the World- Kerala!
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