Big Onion-1(finely chopped)
Curry leaves-plenty of
Thega kothu/Coconut pieces-2tbsp
Ginger-1 small piece
Chilly Powder-3/4 tbsp
Eastern Meat Masala-1/2tbsp
Fennel Powder-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 string
Clean and wash the cubed beef thoroughly using vinegar and salt ..
Drain and keep aside .
Heat oil in a non stick pan and add cubed onion ,crushed ginger and garlic ,salt ,curry leaves and green chilly ..
Saute until the onion become light golden brown .
Then add all powders one by one and saute in low flame .
After that add vinegar and mix well..Remove from the stove ..
Keep aside and allow to cool..
Then make a fine paste of this masala mix..
Heat a heavy bottomed cooker and pour the masala paste along with beef pieces ..
Mix well and saute for 5 minutes in medium flame .
Then close the cooker and let the whistle come .
Switch off the fire and open after 15 minutes ..
The cooking time varies depending up on the beef ..
I got very tender beef so it was well cooked by 1 whistle itself .
So plz cook according to ur stuff..Check the salt and spice.
Adjust according to ur taste .
In between ,heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan ,add coconut slices ,fry till golden light brown shade
Then add finely chopped onion ,ginger and garlic (finely chopped ) ,greeen chillies (slits) ,curry leaves and very less amount of salt.
Saute well till brown colour and finally add cooked beef to this onion mix .
Mix well and roast till the beef is well coated with the masala ..By this time u can see oil is coming out from the masala.
Add plenty of curry leaves and finally add 1 tsp of pepper powder ..
So the delicious Beef varattiyathu is ready …
Serve with rice,appam,dosa or dish of ur choice
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