Beef Varutharachathu | Erachi Varutharachathu

Beef Varutharachathu | Erachi Varutharachathu

Beef Varutharachathu | Erachi Varutharachathu

Beef Varutharachathu is a tasty traditional dish of Malayali community. Cubed beef in fat rich spicy gravy is simply awesome. Beef Varutharachathu is a good combination with traditional Puttu, the thought itself brings back lots of nostalgic memories. The dish also pairs well with chappathy and other rice dishes as well. Cleaned beef is cooked in a spicy masala paste and other ingredients in a pressure pan. Adding mint leaves makes the dish unique and special and is a variation from the usual pattern of preparing beef curry dish. Cooked beef is sautéed with fried coconut pieces which enriches the flavour and aroma of Erachi Varutharachathu. Beef is nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. The tasty Erachi Varutharachathu is a must try dish and you can discover a well detailed recipe here.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Clean and cut the beef into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat a pressure pan on medium heat.
  • Add all the spices for the masala and roast them until a nice aroma emerges.
  • :- Make sure to watch it constantly so that it does not burn.
  • Allow the spices to cool and grind it into a fine paste by adding a little water.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil in the pressure pan.
  • Add the onions and saute, till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for half a minute.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 min.
  • Add the ground masala, turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes and fry for another 2 mins.
  • Add the beef, mint leaves, salt and some coriander leaves along with 2 cups of water.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame upto 4 - 5 whistles.
  • Once the pan is cooled, open the lid and cook it for some more time until the gravy thickens.
  • Fry the coconut pieces in 1 tbsp of oil and add it to the beef fry.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with rice or chappathi.


Please check out this awesome Kerala Beef Fry Recipe. You can also visit this link Kerala Style Beef Roast
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