Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thenga varutharacha beef pachakaya curry/Beef raw banana in roasted coconut gravy




Ingredients

Beef  - 1 kg

Green chilli - 4 nos
Ginger  - 1 inch piece
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Raw banana - 2 nos
Onion - 1 no
Garlic chopped -2 tbsp
curry leaves

Roast and grind

Grated coconut - 1 cup
Peppercorns  - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 piece
Cloves - 4 nos
Cardamom - 2 nos
Coriander powder - 1 - 2 tbsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Coconut oil





Method

Pressure cook beef, green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder, salt, and 1/2 cup water.  Once cooked, set aside.


Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add grated coconut and fry till light brown. Now add peppercorns, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom. Fry for a minute. When coconut turns brown, add coriander powder, chilli powder, and turmeric powder. Stir them and immediately switch off the stove and transfer it into another plate. When it is not hot anymore, transfer this to a blender and grind them to a fine paste. Add little water while grinding.

Peel and cut raw banana into pieces. Soak them in a container of water with salt and turmeric powder. Wash them and add them to the pressure cooked beef. Cook them.

Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds. Now add onion, garlic and curry leaves. Saute them. When onion turns brown, add the ground paste. Saute for a minute. Add this to the above prepared curry. Add water if required. When the all the masalas are well blended to the curry and it is a little thick, switch off the stove. This goes deliciously well with puttu, idiyappam, and rice.




15 comments:

  1. Wow…..!!! Afford a nostalgic & delicious….one…..Tks for this roasted coconut beef gravy Madam…..

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  2. wow....mouthwatering combo with puttu :)

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  3. I don't eat beef but its looking tempting and delicious.

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  4. I am sure this is a Thrissur special... looks so mouthwatering...

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  5. Looks. ..delicious. ...never had banana with non veg. ....must try ☺

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  6. Beautiful presentation and lovely curry. Yummy yummy :)

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  7. By raw banana, do you mean those unripe ones? The curry looks really super!

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    1. Yes Angie raw banana means unripe banana.

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  8. So tempting but beef is a taboo for us.

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  10. looks too tempting...sure will try this

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