Varutharacha Beef Curry / Beef in Roasted Coconut Gravy



Boiled potatoes – 2 diced

Beef – 1/2 kg cut into cubes

Onion – 1 sliced

Ginger – 1 tbsp chopped

Garlic – 1 tbsp chopped

Green chillies – 3 slit

Tomatoes – 2 chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Water – 1 cup

For Grinding

Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

Coriander seeds – 4 tsp

Dry red chillies – 5

Peppercorns – 3/4 tsp

Aniseeds/ Perumjeerakam – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon – 2″ piece

Cardamom – 2

Cloves – 4

For Frying

Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Small onions – 5 sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs



Pressure cook the beef cubes along with all other ingredients, except potatoes for 20 minutes on a low flame, after the first whistle.  Roast the ingredients mentioned for grinding till golden brown.  Grind it to a fine paste using some water and keep aside.  Add the ground paste and boiled potatoes to the cooked beef, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add small onions and curry leaves and fry till golden brown.  Pour it over the beef curry.  Serve yummy ‘Varutharacha Beef Curry / Beef in Roasted Coconut Gravy’ as a side dish for rice, chapathi, bread, puttu, pidi, pathiri, appam, idiyappam, dosa or idli.  Enjoy with your loved ones!