Beef pattichu varathathu

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Mashed beef mixed with heady spices cooked with potatoes, this is an excellent beef recipe, an ideal lunch solution on special occasions.


500gm beef (or any red meat)

2 small potatoes, diced

1 dsp + 1 tsp garlic cloves, chopped

1 tsp mustard seeds

Salt, as required

2 dsp oil (any oil)

¼ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp crushed pepper

2 dsp shallots, chopped fine

1 dsp ginger, chopped fine

½ tsp fennel seeds

2 pieces cinnamon

4 cloves

1 dsp chilli powder

1 dsp coriander powder

1 dsp vinegar

Water, as required


Grind together, turmeric powder, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and 1 tsp garlic together to a fine paste

Put the washed, cleaned and chopped beef in a pan

Add the ground masala to it, washing out the mixer

Add the finely sliced ginger and salt

Pour the vinegar and blend all of it well with the meat

Add a cup of water and put a steel lid over it. Light the stove and keep on medium flame

Pour water over the lid and let it cook

In a while, all the water would have evaporated off the lid

Open, and add diced potatoes

Add sliced garlic as well

Close and keep for a while in medium flame for the potatoes to cook

In another pan, pour oil and splutter mustard seeds

Add sliced shallots and saute well

Put the meat mixture into it and blend well

Delicious beef fry with potatoes is ready to be relished

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