Beef pattichu varathathu

Mashed beef mixed with heady spices cooked with potatoes, this is an excellent beef recipe, an ideal lunch solution on special occasions.

500gm beef (or any red meat)
2 small potatoes, diced
1 dsp + 1 tsp garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
Salt, as required
2 dsp oil (any oil)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp crushed pepper
2 dsp shallots, chopped fine
1 dsp ginger, chopped fine
½ tsp fennel seeds
2 pieces cinnamon
4 cloves
1 dsp chilli powder
1 dsp coriander powder
1 dsp vinegar
Water, as required

Grind together, turmeric powder, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and 1 tsp garlic together to a fine paste
Put the washed, cleaned and chopped beef in a pan
Add the ground masala to it, washing out the mixer
Add the finely sliced ginger and salt
Pour the vinegar and blend all of it well with the meat
Add a cup of water and put a steel lid over it. Light the stove and keep on medium flame
Pour water over the lid and let it cook
In a while, all the water would have evaporated off the lid
Open, and add diced potatoes
Add sliced garlic as well
Close and keep for a while in medium flame for the potatoes to cook
In another pan, pour oil and splutter mustard seeds
Add sliced shallots and saute well
Put the meat mixture into it and blend well
Delicious beef fry with potatoes is ready to be relished

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