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Kerala beef achar

Beef achar recipe | ബീഫ് അച്ചാർ | beef pickle recipe

If you are looking to prepare how to make kerala style beef achar or spicy beef pickle in your kitchen you are in the right place.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kerala beef pickle recipe, spicy beef pickle
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £ 10


For marinating Kerala beef pickle

  • 1/2 kg Beef (cubed)
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 3 tbsp Vinegar
  • salt (to taste)

For cooking beef pickle

  • White Vinegar - 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup Oil (for frying beef)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup Garlic (julienne cut)
  • 1/4 cup Ginger (julienne cut)
  • 3 numbers Green chillies (split into half)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar


  • Cut the beef into small cubes
  • Add the spices and mix well
  • Keep the beef in the refrigerator for half an hour to marinate
  • In a pan cook the beef (if the meat is tough cook the beef in a pressure cooker)
  • Cook the beef till done and dry and keep aside
  • In a separate pan heat one cup of oil and shallow fry the beef
  • When the beef is cooked, strain it and keep aside
  • Strain the oil
  • In a separate pan reheat the oil
  • When the oil is medium/ high heat add mustard seeds and splutter
  • Add juliennes of ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and sauté for couple of minutes
  • Reduce the flame, add Kashmiri red chilli, turmeric powder, pepper powder, garam masala, asafoetida and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add the cooked beef  and 1/4 cup of white vinegar sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add salt to taste
  • Your pickled beef is ready.



Note: It is meat to be frozen for about 20-30 minutes so you can have a grip while cutting. Plus, the frozen chunk of meat makes it's easier to cut it into cubical pieces with ease. The cubes have to even about 2 cm in measurement.


Serving: 500g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg