Easter special beef varattiyathu

Easter special beef varattiyathu

Beef dishes are unavoidable for the traditional Easter lunch. Beef varattiyathu, with a bit of spicy gravy and crunchy coconut shards, makes the perfect treat for the celebrations. Check out the fairly simple recipe of beef varattiyathu.


1 kg beef

½ tbsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp pepper powder

½ tbsp garam masala

Salt as required

1 tbsp garlic (crushed)

1 tbsp ginger (crushed)

3 green chillies

3 tbsp coconut oil

100 gms shallots

5 garlic cloves

Small piece of ginger

Palm full of coconut shards

2 bunches curry leaves

1 tomato

For tempering

2 tbsp coconut oil

½ tsp mustard seeds

2 bunches curry leaves

3 shallots

½ tbsp pepper powder

½ tbsp garam masala


Wash the beef and cut into small pieces

Cook the beef pieces along with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala, crushed, ginger, garlic and green chillies and salt as required

Add some water as well if required

Heat coconut oil in a pan and sauté ginger, garlic and shallots

Add the coconut shards, turmeric power and curry leaves as well

When these are nicely sautéed add chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and garam masala

Sauté until the raw smell of the powders are gone

Into it add the tomato and sauté for a while

Now add the beef pieces along with the cooking juices

Mix well

Roast for at least 20 minutes

Add pepper powder if you need it spicy

Heat coconut oil in another pan and splutter the mustard seeds

Sauté the shallots and curry leaves

Add the garam masala and pepper powder

Mix well

Pour this tempering into the beef varattiyathu.  

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