7 beef recipes typical of Kerala cuisine

beef roast

Not enough can be said about Kerala cuisine's romance with beef. Beef roast cooked to perfection goes well with rice and porotta alike. But roast is not the only way Keralites like their beef. Here are 7 Kerala-style beef recipes to try at home.

Beef chilli roast


The Kerala special beef chilli roast is one delicious dish nonpareil. Here's to a plate of the roast which is so simple to make, you don't have to spend much time in the kitchen.

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Beef curry


A typically Keralite preparation, this curry has beef cooked with aromatic spices and slivers of crunchy coconut—an extravaganza you can enjoy only at home.

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Malabar beef roast

Malabar Beef Roast

Quite different from the regular Kerala style beef roast, this is a speciality preparation of north Kerala. You will have to try it yourself to taste that difference.

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Beef kanthari fry

Beef kanthari fry

This very spicy beef recipe has been a favourite of Malabar Kitchens for several generations. Cooked using fresh green Kantharis (bird's eye chilies) easily found in Kerala homes, the beef fry has a unique aroma and taste. If you are a Kanthari fan, you definitely need to try out this recipe.

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Beef pidi


'Pidi' is Malayalam for rice balls and these chewy steamed balls can absorb the spicy masala of any meat dish, giving a unique preparation. Try out this unique recipe of beef pidi which has taste and texture for your pallate.

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Beef pattichu varathathu

Beef Pattichu Varathathu

Mashed beef mixed with heady spices cooked with potatoes, 'pattichu varathathu' is an exotic beef recipe, an ideal lunch solution on special occasions.

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Beef ularthiyathu

Meat Oolarthiyathu

A signature dish of the Christians in Kerala, meat Ularthiyathu is very popular on festive occasions. Whether it is for lunch or dinner, meat ularthiyathu is the right choice to have it to your heart's content.

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