Kerala Beef Olarthiyathu - Pressure Cooker

Kerala Beef Olarthiyathu or Ularthiyathu is also known as Kerala beef fry. I have used fresh sliced coconut pieces for the tadka which gives this beef fry a fantastic taste and bite when you are enjoying this. Please use coconut oil to make then only you will get the original taste and flavor. 
You can enjoy this dish with variety of other dishes, it goes well as a side dish.

For The Marination

750 Grams Beef - cut into chunks
1½ Tablespoons Level Red Chilly powder
2½ Tablespoons Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon Level Black Pepper powder
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1½ Teaspoon Kerala Style Homemade Garam Masala
1 Teaspoon Meat Masala
2" Piece Ginger
10 Big Cloves Garlic
1½ Tablespoons Vinegar
1½ Teaspoons Sea Salt
For The Tadka
1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon Fennel seeds
8 Baby Onions - sliced
1/3 Cup Sliced Coconut Pieces
5 Sprigs Curry leaves
4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Green Chillies- slit

Marinate cleaned beef with all the ingredients listed under for marination. Keep it aside for an hour at least in the refrigerator. I kept it overnight in the refrigerator.
Place this marinated beef in a pressure cooker, with 1½ cups of water. Take one whistle on high then reduce the flame to low and cook till done (mine took  25 minutest to cook - this depends on the quality of the meat). Once the pressure cools then only open the cooker. 
Check for doneness or cook it again till done. If there is any excess gravy or water dry it since this is a side dish, the gravy should be saucy thick ( it should coat the meat) and not thin.
For The Tadka
Now heat a pan with coconut oil and add mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add fennel seeds, curry leaves, and onion. Sauté the onions till it turn just light golden.
Now add coconut pieces and saute for 2 minutes.  
Pour this into cooked beef and mix it well. Cover it and let it cook on low flame for 2 minutes, so that the flavors marry each other. Switch off the flame it's ready.
Enjoy this yummy beef fry.
It really delicious, enjoyed this with appam a classic combination.  Can have this with dosa, crusty bread too.

My Notes 
Add generous amount of curry leaves and coconut oil.

Labels : Beef, Roast, Kerala, Coconut, Pressure Cooker, Multi Cooker Monday, Side Dish 

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Sneha's Recipe
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  1. This is a delicious sounding stew Sneha. Using a pressure cooker guarantees tender chunks of beef.

  2. This sounds so delicious with that marinade! I bet the beef was amazing.

  3. This sounds incredible tender and delicious!