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Beef Ularthiyathu | Beef Roast

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Beef Ularthiyathu is a traditional Kerala style beef roast prepared by slow roasting tender chunks of beef in aromatic spices, coconut slices, and curry leaves.


  • 1/2kg Beef, cut into bite-sized chunks

To Cook the Meat:

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder,
  • 1.5tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam masala powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Water

Second batch of ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallots, sliced in roundels
  • 5-6 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs of Curry leaves,
  • 1/4 cup Coconut bits


  1. Wash and clean the meat.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the chopped meat along with the ingredients mentioned above-turmeric, chili, Kashmiri chili, pepper, and garam masala.
  3. Add salt and only a quarter to half cup water.
  4. Cook for about four to five whistles. Remove and let it cool down.
  5. n a deep pan or kadhai, add oil.
  6. Fry separately the finely chopped onion, shallots, ginger, garlic, coconut bits, and curry leaves. Remove.
  7. Add the cooked meat and water from the pressure cooker and cook until dry.
  8. Add the fried ingredients and mix well.
  9. Garnish with a fried curry leaves and bits of coconut and serve hot with Kerala Porotta or rice.


Since this recipe calls for frying the meat (almost) to a T, the dish can be consumed within 3-4 days.

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
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  • Category: Appetizer/Side-dish
  • Cuisine: Kerala