Kottayam-style beef kuruma

Kottayam-style beef kuruma

Rich and creamy beef kuruma tastes amazing with soft palappam, bread or chapathi. Here is the simple recipe of Kottayam style beef kuruma.

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750 gms beef

1 tbsp + 4 tbsp coconut oil

2 ½ tsp + 1 tbsp pepper powder

3 tsp garam masala

7 shallots

16 garlic cloves

3 cardamom pods

2 onions

6 tsp ginger (chopped)

10 cashews

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 ½ tbsp coriander powder

1 cup coconut milk

Curry leaves as required

Water as required

Salt as required


Heat a pressure cooker and add some coconut oil

Add the beef pieces, 1 ½ tsp pepper, 1 ½ tsp garam masala, some curry leaves, shallots, 5 garlic cloves, 2 tsp ginger and salt

Mix well

Pressure cook the beef pieces along with the aromatics without adding water

Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan

Add the cardamom pods

Sauté the onions

Now add 6 garlic cloves, 2 tsp ginger and fennel powder

Sauté and mix well

Into it add 1 tbsp pepper powder, 1 ½ tbsp coriander powder and 1 tsp garam masala

Sauté until the raw smell of the powders are gone

Pour some water and mix well

Cook for 3 minutes with the lid on

After this mixture has cooled down, grind it in a mixer jar

Keep this masala paste aside to be used later

Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in another pan

Add the rest of the ginger and garlic

Add green chillies and curry leaves as well

Sauté well

Now add the masala paste and mix well

Add enough water too

Allow the gravy to boil

Now add the cooked beef along with the aromatics and the broth

Mix well

Add 1 tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp garam masala

Add salt as required

Mix well

Lower the flame and add the creamy coconut milk

Give everything a good mix

Cook until the coconut milk heats up a bit (do not bring it to a boil)

Enjoy delicious Kottayam style beef kuruma.  

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