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Kerala cuisine Non-vegetarian Recipes

Beef Varuthu podichadu /Fried beef preserve

Beef Varuthu Podichadu/Fried Beef Preserve is a simple and tasty recipe that can be prepared without much effort. It’s a bit too spicy but definitely a treat for spicy food lovers. It has a storage life of 5-6 days too. Check out the recipe of Beef varuthu podichadu.

Recipe for beef varuthu podichadu

Ingredients required

Beef- Cut into cubes(Half kg) Shallots/Cheriya ulli/Red onions-sliced(Half a cup)

Crushed red chilli- 3 tbsp

Fennels-1 tsp

Curry leaves-3-4 sprigs

Coconut oil- For frying(You can use refined oil also)

Salt-As per requirementFor the marinade

Red chilli powder-1 tbsp

Turmeric powder-Half tbsp

Black pepper powder-1 tsp

Garlic paste- 1 tbsp

Garam masala-1 tsp

Salt-As per requirement 

Method of Preparation

Clean Beef pieces and reserve.

Make a paste with the ingredients required for marination. Marinate beef pieces for atleast one hour. Deep fry beef and strain beef pieces from oil.

In a saucepan heat 3-4 tbsp oil(I prefer coconut oil, you can use any refined oil) and saute onions till it turns translucent.

Add in crushed red chillies and saute for a minute.

Now add in beef ,garam masala, fennels,curry leaves and salt(Salt is already added to fry beef, so add accordingly).

Saute till it turns dark brown in colour (shallots should also be fried nicely to increase storage time).

Fried Beef Preserve is ready to be served.

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