Malabar Style Dry Beef


Malabar Style Dry Beef

Dry Beef prepared in Malabar style is a delicious non-vegetarian favourite of North Kerala. The hot and spicy accompaniment of cubed beef cooked in aromatic spices and sautéed with coconut slices is simply irresistible. Restaurants sell Parotta with Malabar Style Dry Beef which is a hot Thattukada dish both among young as well as old alike. The dry beef dish can be served with both appam and dosas too. Raw beef pieces are marinated in a ground masala mixture and cooked until done. Cooked beef pieces are sautéed with sliced small onions and other spicy ingredients. The authentic flavour and taste of the natural spices makes Malabar Style Beef Fry simply special. Try the well illustrated Malabar Style Beef Fry today itself and enjoy.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cut beef into small cubes.
  • Marinate beef in the above ground masala for 15-20 minutes.
  • Put beef with the masala in cooker. Don`t add water. Keep cooker on slow flame for 5-7 minutes, then into full flame. Keep for 15-20 minutes after one whistle.
  • Chop coconut into small pieces.
  • Add it after beef has been cooked and keep cooker for 1 more whistle.
  • Fry coarsely ground small red onions and garlic.
  • Add the powdered masalas.
  • Add chopped tomato.
  • Add meat and mix well. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • :- One soup cube added to the dish will give it that extra flavour.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (7)
  1. A
    Anita March 28, 2006

    It came out well but I had to do something major to cover the somewhat awful smell of onion after opening the cooker.

    Guess what I did, I added tamarind juice to it. It masked the smell of onions. I suggest that the onions be fried before it is made into a paste.

  2. A
    Alex May 7, 2007

    Rosy Chechi

    Adi poli…

  3. t
    [email protected] July 23, 2004

    inever tried this
    but the recipe looks promising,

  4. g
    greeshma satheesh April 8, 2005

    This came out real gud…pakka thattu kada style(believe me..its a compliment!!)!!!…everybody has to try this recipe..thx rosy!!

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