Beef Ularthiyathu (Shredded Beef Fry)
Beef Ularthiyathu is not a regular recipe at home. I was under the impression that a lot of oil is needed to prepare a crispy beef ularthu. When I saw a similar preparation which my colleague had brought for lunch I just could not resist the taste. The taste however varies according to the taste of the garam masala. Homemade garam masala is the best because it has lots of flavor and you know what has gone into the making. I have written about the proportion of spices for a garam masala in beef and potato roast kerala style recipe.
The amount of oil used in this beef ularthiyathu is just 3 tablespoon for 500 gm meat. So I think it not that unhealthy. The only additional work you have to do is to shred the boiled beef.
beef - 500 gms (boiled with 3 green chillies, 1/2 inch piece ginger, salt & 1/2 tsp pepper powder)
beef stock - 5 tbsp
onion - 2 medium, sliced
garlic - 10 cloves, finely chopped
ginger - 1/2 inch piece, finely sliced
chilly powder - 2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
oil - 2 +1 tbsp
Shred the boiled beef (the size as seen in the picture). Keep it aside.
Heat a heavy bottom pan and add 2 tbsp oil. Add the garlic and stir for a minute. Add the sliced onion and stri till light brown. Add the sliced ginger and curry leaves and stir for a minute. Add the turmeric, chilly, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir for a minute and add the shredded beef. Stir for 2-3 minutes or till the masala has coated the meat. Pour1 tbsp beef stock and stir briskly for about a minute. Repeat till the beef stock is fully used up. (Add the balance 1 tbsp oil when the beef starts sticking to the pan). Check salt. Turn to low flame. Add the fennel seeds and pepper powder and stir for 1 to 2 minutes and the beef has turned crsipy. Serve hot with rice or chappati.
the recipe goes to the Kerala Kitchen event at my blog