Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thattukada Beef Fry


For some reason Thattukadas (Road side eateries) always seems to have a special place in a lot of Keralite's heart. One thing I could say for sure is that we (me & R, and I think now my son too) has a special liking for Thattukada preparations. Don't know why, but the food there has a special taste that you would not find in any of the five star restaurants. Among our list of restaurants that we hop on, when visiting India, are a few Thattukadas too - one of the popular ones being Balan's thattukada and the special item there is the Beef Fry. I was thinking about Balan's beef today and had this urge to go ahead and give it a try. This is just an attempt to recreate the memories 'n taste and it came out good.


For Marination:
Beef- 3 lbs
Chilly Powder- 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
Fennel Powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste

Final Preparation:
Chilly Powder- 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Curry Leaves- 2 twigs
Oil- as needed to fry

1. In a pressure cooker, mix the beef with the rest of the ingredients for marination.
2. Pressure cook the marinated beef until it is 3/4 done (may be 2 whistles). No water is needed as there would be enough water coming from the beef.
3. Once the pressure is gone, open the pressure cooker and take one cup of the beef stock.
4. Heat another pan and pour the stock to it.
5. Add Chilly Powder, Pepper Powder and Ginger Garlic Paste to the stock and let it boil.
6. Add the beef to this boiling stock and mix well and let it cook. Add additional stock to this if the beef needs more cooking. Keep in mind we will be frying this too.
7. Check salt and add, if needed.
8. When the beef is almost dry, add the Garam Masala and mix well. Turn off the stove. If you want to avoid fried stuff, the beef can be eaten like this. It would taste great too.
9. Heat oil in a pan for frying and when the oil is hot, fry the beef in batches.
10. Once the frying is done, in the same oil fry the curry leaves and garnish the beef.


My son loved it so much that I had a tough time taking the picture!

42 comments:

  1. hey looks spicy and yumm...i dont eat beef...can it b made with chicken...nice recipe...keep the good work...happy mothers day to u

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  2. Happy mothers day...Fry looks delicious ,will try it with chicken

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  3. You said it Fathima..Thattukadaile pole ruchiyulla food vere ethu restaurantil poyalum kittila..
    Beef fry looks perfect. Kidilan recipe..try cheyyam to..

    Happy Mother's Day!!!

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. Beautiful..pic...;) ITS LOOKS DELICIOUS..!!!

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  5. I will replace this with chicken. Looks good. And Happy Mother's Day to you.

    deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Looks Yummy...I will try it chicken or mutton..

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  7. Fry looks adipoly. Really tempting.

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  8. Spicy and yummy... adipoli fry..I am a great fan..I often wounder how they are able to a unique taste..this looks so perfect..thanks for sharing..

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  9. Hey Dear,
    Looks like a really hearty eatery. Don't eat beef. So dunno how it would taste like. Sure does look yummy!

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  10. OMG...The pics look fabulous..
    Zeb

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  11. we don't take beef...but the dish look so tempting i can cook it with chicken .......will try it...

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  12. Looks spicy and tempting dear..I am bookmarking this recipe to try this yummy dish soon.

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  13. Looks nice n spicy. I dont eat beef, but I guess I could try it with chicken. Nice recipe

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  14. kannubol kothi akkunnu..but i dont eat this..i always like to make for my hubby..

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  15. Beef fry looks spicy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful recipe.

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  16. Oh my! this is sooooooooooo tempting

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  17. i want that right now.. oh my god..the colour is jus brilliant..a def treat 2 the eyes and def to the stomach :)

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  18. Ahaa...Thats a very tempting beef fry..Love that color..

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  19. So much flavor in this. Lots of eye appeal making this so tempting. Photo makes me one to grab a piece!

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  20. Fathima,,beef fry is my hubby's faav one dear i will try ur version for my hubby next time.looks delicious n perfect in colour.

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  21. looks spicy and yum fatima ...

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  22. ayyo...kothiyayittu vayya...njan ithu randu divasam munpu undakki kazhichatha...ennalum

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  23. kidilam.. adipoli ayitundu... veetil vannal orru plate kittummo?

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  24. oh wow!!!!!! adipoli...loooks so perfect .....ippo venam...

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  25. Looks great! I bet it tastes even better.

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  26. Wow. That looks great. I can't wait to try it. :-)

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  27. Shoo..My comment vanished somewhere. I had been trying beef fry recipes from here and there for a long time. Nothing worked out to my satisfaction. But this one was perefect. Thanks and Im now sharing it with ally my friends.:)

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  28. Adipoli recipe, came out just like the Thattukada taste :)

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  29. This looks soooooooooooooooooooooo good. I can't wait to try making this. You are awesome. Love your presentation style and pictures :-)

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  30. Hai Fathima ,

    Ur beef fry is soooooooooooooooooo tasty.i liked it very much.but one thing is not clear for me .what do u mean by lbs.pls give reply to me.


    Tresa

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  31. lbs is Pounds. 1 lbs would be equal to around 0.45kg (or say 1/2 kg)

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  32. Hai Fathima,

    thnks 4 ur reply.I love pizza very much but i don't know how to make pizza base .If u know pls give the recipe .

    Tresa

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  33. I have not tried that yet. I will add that to my list to try. Let me know how the beef turns out for you!

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  34. My first time here....This beef fry pulled me into ur blog....

    wow awesome beef fry....Now I know why my husband talks about this always!

    Happy to follow you.....and hope you too will....

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/08/diwali-festival-of-lights-event-aug.html

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  35. I made this beef chilly fry today at home, seeing all the comments and ur fan following. I and my husband were very disappointed with the way it turned out.
    I am a malayalee and I have had beef fry many times. this one lacked punch and there was no particular strong flavours.

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  36. Bekxy, Sorry to know that you did not like the way it turned out. Let me know if there are any suggestions you have around this recipe.

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  37. hi fathima... my heartful thanks to u..... i made this beef fry and it was AWESOME...
    My husband appreciated me for making such a delicious beef fry.... once again thank u sooooooo much....

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  38. Hi... fathima.. my heartful thanks to u.... i made this beef fry and it was awesome... my husband appreciated me for such a delicious beef fry... wish u all the success.. may god bless u...

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  39. This beef fry looks really good. We're having a guest tonite and I cooked the beef last night but didn't fry it yet. I shall follow this method for the frying bit! I have posted a chilly beef fry on my site. Do chk it out and the other recipes and let me know ure thoughts. God bless!

    Neets
    neetustastytreats.blogspot.com

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