How to preserve beef fry for a month

Beef fry
Beef fry. Photo: Shutterstock/Feroze Edassery

Kerala is one of the few states in the country that has never shied away from expressing its love for the beef dishes. From the classic beef dry fry to the flavoursome beef curry with thick gravy, Keralites love them all.

Cooking beef fry on special days or when you have guests over is a norm in many Kerala households. Saving the leftover and planning a whole week's menu with then ruling the side dish platter also come as part of this routine.

But, not many know that beef fry could be preserved until a month in the fridge if cooked in a specific way. Moreover, it could even be packed and send abroad to your loved ones. The recipe and the video of this dish had appeared on the Instagram page Ayesha’s Kitchen. Check out how to prepare and store beef fry that would stay good for up to a month.

2 kg beef
2 tbsp pepper powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp chili powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Cardamom, cloves and cinnamon (crushed)
1 tsp fennel seeds (crushed)
2 tbsp vinegar
Curry leaves as required
1 cup water
Coconut oil as required

Mix the beef with pepper powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder
Add generous quantities of garlic and shallots
Add salt, fenugreek seeds and crushed cardamom, cloves and cinnamon
Now add crushed fennel seeds, vinegar and water
Cook these in a vessel or a pressure cooker
Heat coconut oil in a pan
Roast some curry leaves
Add the cooked beef
Fry until the gravy reduces nicely and the beef is nice and dry
You could store this beef fry in the freezer up to a month
The dish could be reheated as and when required
The beef fry wouldn’t lose its flavour or aroma if prepared like this.

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