Beef preferably weal - 1 kg Shredded onions - 100 gm Green chilies(split) - 5 nos Ginger - 25 gm Garlic(chopped) - 25 gm Tomatoes(cut) - 2 nos Bay leaves(Karuga/Vazhana ela) - 3 nosCinnamom(Karugapatta) - 1" pieceCardamom(Elakka) - 5 nosCloves(Grambu) - 4 nosFennel(Perum Jeerakam) - 2 tspBlack pepper seeds - 10 nosTurmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Coconut oil - 1 cup Fresh coconut half sliced into small pieces called `kotthu` Curry leaves - 4 stems Lemon juice - 1/4 lemonSalt - As reqd Mustard seeds - A pinchPowdered black pepper - 1 tsp
1)Prepare `GHARA MASALA` by grinding together bay leaves, cinnamom, cardamom, cloves, black pepper seeds and fennel.2)Cook the beef with all the other ingredients including `ghara masala` in water. 3)Add salt and continue cooking on low heat until almost dry but cooked. Set this aside. 4)Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and add a pinch of mustard seeds and allow them to break in the hot oil. 5)Add more chopped onions and saute` till brown.6)Add curry leaves and coconut `kothu` and saute` till brown. 7)Add the previously prepared beef and powdered black pepper.8)Stir in gentle heat until dark.