Kottayam Beef Fry >>
Bringing the ingredients together........


 Beef preferably weal- 1 kg  Shredded onions-100 gram
 Green chilies-5(split)  Ginger-25 grams
 Garlic-25 grams(chopped)  Tomatoes-2(cut)
 Bay leaves-3(Vazana Ela)  Cinnamon stick-1 inch (Karuva Patta)
 Cardamom- 5-(Elakka)  Cloves-4(Grampu)
 Perum Jeerakam -2 tsp.  Black pepper seeds-10
 Turmeric powder-half teaspoonful  Coconut oil-1 cup
 Half Fresh coconut - small pieces  Curry leaves-4 stems
 1/4 lemon (juice from)  Salt & Powdered black pepper 1 tsp.


First prepare 'GHARA MASALA'. This is made by grinding bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, black pepper seeds and fennel. Now cook the beef with all the other ingredients plus 'ghara masala' in water. Add salt as required. Continue cooking in low heat until almost dry but cooked. Set this aside.

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan. Add a pinch of mustard seeds and allow them to break in the hot oil. Add more chopped onions and brown. Add curry leaves and coconut 'kothu' and brown. To this add the previously prepared beef and powdered black pepper one teaspoonful. stir in gentle heat until dark.