Thattukada style beef curry
Beef,cut into cubes- 1/2 Kg
Ginger ,finely chopped- 1 tsp
Green chilies,cut vertically- 2 nos
Curry leaves-3 to 4 sprigs
Water-1 cup( or as required)
Coconut oil- as required
Salt- to taste
To grind together:
Kashmiri chili powder-3/4 to 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 1″ piece
Star anise- 1 small
Whole black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Combine all the ingredients listed under ‘ to grind together’ in a blender.Grind it to a paste.
Heat oil in pan/pressure cooker.Add sliced onion,ginger,green chilies and curry leaves.Saute until onion turns translucent.
Now add the ground masala and fry until oil starts to seperate.
Add beef and mix well.Add water and salt to taste,cover and cook until beef is done.Uncover and cook for few more minutes or until gravy turns thick.
Serve with rice /porotta /puttu or tapioca.
Adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your taste.
Garnish with green chilies ,if desired.