There is nothing like creating memories with traditional recipes, special dishes that our moms and grandmas make; especially when you miss home, your parents and siblings the most! They are all right now together in the U.S and we miss them all dearly. But so glad that they are all having a great time together.
And when I miss them all dearly, I cook, improvise and recreate traditional family recipes! I try to recreate the aromas and flavors of my mum’s and grandma’s kitchens with of course my special tweaks to the original recipes.
Here is a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth Kerala Style Beef Curry with exciting flavors and a gorgeous aroma. The making of this curry was exciting to my taste buds and emotionally enticing! Serve this up with plain rice and rotis. Do try!
Traditional Kerala Style Beef Curry
￼Delicious melt-in-the-mouth beef curry cooked to perfection with traditional Kerala spices.
Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker (You could alternately use a clay pot. Refer notes), and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, allow it to splutter.
Add chopped onions, shallots, curry leaves and tomatoes with a little salt. Stir well. Cover the wok with a lid and cook for 2 minutes and till tomatoes turn very soft.
Add in chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chili and saute until raw smell goes away.
Into this add the kashmiri chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, fennel powder and turmeric powder. On a low flame, stir well until the raw smell of the masala powders disappear.
Add the beef pieces along with vinegar and toss to coat the beef with all the masala. Add enough salt and water to cook the beef. Cover and cook (with the cooker weight on) till beef is completely cooked and is tender. (the cooking time depends on the beef you have bought. My beef was cooked in 12 to 15 minutes.)
I like my gravy thick. So if you find the gravy is too loose, reduce it to make a thick gravy. Garnish with a few more curry leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.
If you are cooking in a clay pot, the beef needs to be slow cooked for a longer time.