Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beef Varattiyathu/Beef Roast

The blessed month of Ramadan along with Eid and the six sunnah fasting....all have come to an end.This time Eid was celebrated with my co sisters at their residence (my H's  brothers and few of his other relatives are all in Doha).Uppa (my Dad) had gone to India for two weeks (Eid holidays) and came back with  so many of Umma's  freshly made snacks and Beef Roast..and the best combo with Beef roast is pathiris or ney pathal(at least for my hubby) which I had to make.Today's post is Beef roast(not my preparation... but Umma's)
Beef               1 kg(cut into small pieces)
Onion             4(thinly sliced)
Tomato            2 (chopped)
Cinnamon       a small piece
Cloves            3-4
Cardamom      1
Garlic (finely chopped)        1 tbsp  
Ginger ( ''        ''        )         11/2 tbsp
Chilli powder           1 tbsp
Coriander powder   21/2tbsp
Turmeric powder     1/2 tsp
Curry leaves          a few 
Salt                     as required
Coconut Oil             11/2 tbsp
Further Ingredients needed
Fennel seeds              1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves               4 to 5 slit half lengthwise
Pepper corns              1 tsp
Curry leaves                2 sprigs
Onion/Shallots            1/4 cup finely sliced
Coconut oil                 3tbsp
Cooking Method
First cook the beef with the 1st set of ingredients.
-Heat a pressure cooker,add oil then add Cinnamon,Cloves and Cardamom.
-Now add the onions and saute till translucent.Add the chopped ginger and garlic.Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
-Add all three powders,salt and curry leaves.Add in the Beef and cook till done.
Now the rest of the cooking(roasting) is done in a thick bottom vessel(Uruli)
-Heat a thick bottomed cookware/Uruli and add oil.Add the fennel seeds,peppercorns,garlic cloves,curry leaves  and the onions or shallots.Saute till the the onions turn golden brown.Now dump in the whole beef curry from the cooker and keep stirring till the water in the gravy dries up completely.Ready to serve.
*You can add a little Garam masala powder(1/2 tsp)while roasting.

Sending this to Cutchi Kitchen's Giveaway 
 Weekend Gala Dinner Extravaganza..

Linking this to Meat Lovers Month event at Recipes Passion and Haffa Bexi's Kitchen 


  1. luks delicious!!!!

  2. So many and so intense in taste. Well, beef is a taboo for us but I sure am loving the outcome.

  3. I don't eat beef, but looks gorgeous may be I can incorporate the same with chicken....

    1. Yes dear,though I have not done..I think the same will work with chicken also and there wont be any need of pressure cooking..

  4. This is 2 good...paranja pole nalla divasangalellam kazhinju... 4 us also ven coming back frm home, beef is really important, but fried... ur umma's version looks yumm...

    1. Thanks dear..and for those'nalla divasangal',hope the output of those days stays with us always..aameen :)

  5. Looks yummy . Nice presantation

  6. nompu kazhinj ellam ozhivakki irikkuva..kothippichallo......

  7. Uhfff looks so tempting,Ruxana!

  8. Splendid!!! I don't cook much beef, but I do think I can try this with chicken or mutton. The spices....totally O la la!! Please bring it to my linky party:

  9. very very tempting dear !! liked ur fb page now as "The Pick'y Bank:...hope u like mine too :)

  10. Such a tempting dish.. will try it out.

  11. Sounds delicious.. Im loving it Ruxana.. Beautiful clicks too dear :-)

  12. Wow!! Thanks so much for bringing this to my party :)

  13. WOW! A perfect recipe for meat lovers, looks mouthwateringly delicious!

  14. Asalaam Aalaikkum Ruxana,

    I am a big fan of beef varattiyathu,though it's not something made at my home.However,I am blessed with awesome Muslim neighbours back in my home town in Kerala and whenever it's Eid they would surely give us so many different Eid specials and one among them is this Beef varattiyathu and pathiri ,parotta and I and my brother just love them...:D ...and your beef looks so yummy !! mouth is literally watering...parcel me next time ;)...

    BTW,Happy Belated Eid wishes 2 u and your family !:)

  15. v dont eat beef..but dish luks very hpt n spciy...

  16. mouthwatering meal :)


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