Beef Ularthiyathu

Beef Ularthiyathu

Beef Ularthiyathu

Beef Ularthiyathu or roasted beef fry is a delicious mouth watering signature dish of the Christian community. Filled with nostalgic memories, this is a sure dish during festive occasions and gatherings. Each state in Kerala has its own variations in making the dish. Our grandparents used to slow cook beef via the traditional way in a clay pot over the old fashioned ‘Aduppu’ for over 2 hours. The clay pot, the smoke and the slow heat imparted, renders a unique taste and flavor to the dish. Beef Ularthiyathu with Porotta is a widely popular Thattukada dish in Kerala. We have included the spicy Beef dish for quick reference. Beef pieces are cooked in a fried spicy masala and later roasted with coconut pieces and curry leaves. The beef dish is well detailed in short simple sentences.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


For grinding:


  • Heat 2 tsp oil in kadai, add cumin seeds, onion, green chillies, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Saute till the onion becomes brown in color.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, meat masala, garam masala and pinch of salt.
  • Reduce the flame and fry the masala till it becomes dark brown in color and nice aroma comes.
  • Remove from flame and allow it cool. than grind the mixture finely and keep this aside.
  • Take a pressure pan, add 1 tbsp oil and fry the ground masala till it becomes dark color. At this stage add beef pieces and little salt and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add little water and cook it in pressure cooker.(Make it semi thick masala)
  • Heat oil in another pan, add ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion. Fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked beef masala and fry till the water evaporates.
  • Add curry leaves, coconut pieces to it and make the masala dry. Now add little pepper and remove from flame.
  • A very delicious beef ularthiyathu is ready. Serve hot with kerala rice.


You can explore an easy to prepare dish Beef Roast. You can also visit this link Beef Fry Varutharachathu.
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