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Beef ularthiyathu / beef stir fry

Beef ularthiyathu / beef fry Kerala style

Beef ularthiyathu Kerala style is one of the ancient recipes which has stood the test of time. Beef ularthiyathu is an awesome beef preparation which is favourite among keralites.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: beef fry Kerala style, Beef ularthiyathu, best beef ularthiyathu recipe, nadan beef ularthiyathu
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £ 8


For cooking beef

  • 500 grams Beef
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger chopped
  • 2 numbers Onions medium sized sliced
  • 2 numbers Green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Water
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering beef

  • 3 tsp Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger chopped
  • 3 numbers Red onions medium sized sliced
  • 2 numbers Green chillies chopped
  • 1 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp Crushed black peppercorns


  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, sliced onion and green chillies
  • Saute till golden brown
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder,garam masala, cumin powder, salt to taste and saute till masala leaves the oil
  •  Add 4 tbsp of water to the cooked masala, blend it into a smooth paste
  • Marinate beef with the blended masala and refrigerate for half an hour
  • Cook beef in a pan (add enough water if it's getting dry)
  • If the beef is too hard, cook in a pressure cooker adding 1/2 cup of water.
  • Cook the beef till done and keep aside

For tempering beef ularthiyathu

  • In a pan, heat 3 tbsp of oil and add 2 tbsp of coconut flakes and saute for two minutes
  • Add ginger, garlic, red onions, green chillies, curry leaves and cook till golden brown
  • Mix in the cooked beef
  • Cook till the beef is dry
  • Add crushed peppercorns
  • Your Kerala style beef ularthu is ready



Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg