Kottayam Style Beef Fry

Kottayam Style Beef Fry (Oletherachi) is a very spicy, tempting dish which is made without adding chilly powder. Adding the coconut pieces, green chillies, black pepper increases the taste of this traditional recipe.

Kottayam Style Beef Fry

Kottayam Style Beef Fry (Oletherachi) is a very spicy, tempting dish which is made without adding chilly powder. Adding the coconut pieces, green chillies, black pepper increases the taste of this traditional recipe.

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By Mariyamma Varghese

Published On: 26 Aug 2002

Rating: 4
138 Votes, 90 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Prepare GARAM MASALA by grinding together bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper seeds and fennel.

Step 2

Cook the beef with all the other ingredients including garam masala in water.

Step 3

Add salt and continue cooking on low heat until almost dry but cooked. Set this aside.

Step 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.

Step 5

Add more chopped onions and saute till brown.

Step 6

Add curry leaves and coconut kothu and saute till brown.

Step 7

Add the previously prepared beef and powdered black pepper.

Step 8

Stir in gentle heat until dark.

Step 9

Kottayam Style beef fry is ready to eat with rice, porotta or anything you like :)

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Martina Dominic

It was an awsome recipe .. But Chilli powder also must be added ....I think...

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Sobin

The receipe is incomplete. What do i do with Turmeric powder and Tomatoes. I feel like i just made a chicken like in the movie Boeing Boeing. :-).

santoshThakkaliyil manjalum kalakki nee thinnu

ManuAwesome reply, Santosh. I laughed non-stop for 15 mins. Sobin - Its part of the masala.

Arunsanthoshe,chiripichu kollaruth chengayi!!:D

honeyahahhhaahhaaa sooo funny reply Santosh....I nearly died laughing

honeyahahhhaahhaaa sooo funny reply Santosh....I nearly died laughing

VivinAdipoli santhosh... Read your reply, stopped making the beef fry and was laughing for almost 5-10 minutes...

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sunitha

Super nice recipe!

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Mary Varghese

Thank you.

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shyna

Good one..easy to prepare...thanks to Mrs Mariya and Pachakam ..

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blessy

Adipoly..

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shani

So easy and tasty!!

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Vijaya

Loved this recipe!! Was a great hit. I followed it exactly as given.

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gayathri

dear, tried the recipe...was just stunning....i was wondering how it could be without chilly powder, but when i tried it , that answered me the query...thanx...keep posting such excellent recipes!!!!

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R Menon

God one! easy to make. Was looking for something of this kind. thanks.

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Shiny

Hi, I tried this for our guests, and everyone liked it very much. Thanks a lot for this simple, tasty recipe :)Regards.Shiny

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shameera

I was searching for a good curry to send my husband in japan. I sent kottayam curry and comments were so nice

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aneesh roy

I was searching for a good instruction to make beef fry, and after reading comments of people who made it ,i`m gonna try it.I will definitely give my suggestions after i make it . Thankx for your thoughts and may GOD bless you.

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Magz

Surprisingly no red chilly powder nor coriander! ever thought of making it a little more spicy with those?

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Shobha Murali

Ethoru adipoli recipe yanu. One of my friend told me to try this, and it was superb!!

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jithin

hi

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Vinod Nair

Have it with some raw sliced onion. You will feel it more yummy...

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nidhi

Excellent recipe. Vellamadikkan best!!

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maria jomy

hai i tried your olettirachi i comes out with fantastic my husband liked it very much thanks very much for this nice yummy beef fry.

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joshjosh

Excellent recepie, yet simple . Make it and enjoy it . No one can give this recipie free to you. it is very valuable. Please try it today.

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rajeev

A good recipe. Thanks

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Soumi

This is the first time I am rating any recipes in internet though i try recipes from internet always..This recipe was simplay fantastic..i made it for a party and everyone loved it!! Thanks..

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anaitha

tried this recipe. came out really good. n i dnt know y everybody is behind redchilly powder...pepper n green chillies is added for spicyness

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Vino, Ireland

I made it finally with ur help Maria....that was a lovely dish ........

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Shobha

It was Superb!!

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Jolly

Thankyou so much for a very yummy recipe. It came out really very well. Cheers to aunty.

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Gimson Mathew

Thanks Mariamma aunty for providing such a wonderful recipe over net. We as a group of bachelors tried out ur recipe (Beef fry) and believe me it came out wonderful.....:o) Thanks once again and keep up the great work aunty. Gimson

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Anamika

Amazing recipe!!! I followed it to the letter and it turned out absolutely PERFECT! I`m back to read and try out some more!

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Roymathew Sharjah,

I prepared your pork piralan and it was so easy and came out so well. 5 stars for making it so simple. I was so worried about dishing it out myself the trichur pork varattiyatu style.(or we rather call it "porkirachi kalyaanavarattu". Dear Mariama Varghese - you are doing a gr8 job for ones like me.Keep going. ONE REQUEST - PLS ADD SOME VEG.RECIPES B4 ONAM 2007.

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sreekumar

i tried this,it was good.thanks for the recipe.

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Nisha Philip

this is so tasty and it came out so well for me... i used less amount of oil... pls do post good recipies like this.. can u pls post a recipie to make beef curry with gravy??

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Beena Joseph

Use only ginger when cooking beef then add crushed garlic when frying the onions in the final steps before adding meat and roasting it well---that is authentic Kottayam beef fry

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Lindsay

Did I read 1 *cup* of coconut oil correctly? That sounds like a lot.

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Milan Sunil

This is an excellent preperaton. The spices specified here are the only required ones. Never add coriander or chilly powder. It will spoil the real flavor of the beef fry. So super Mariamma. Thumps Up...

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karthyayani

It was excellent. It came out very well even the first time. I have tried many times. This has become our permenant recipe for beef fry.

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Marie

Many thanks for your recepie,have tried it twice and came out very well.

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veena vijeyan

hai, i tried your recepie today and it was excellent. my mom is from kottayam {chingavanam} and she always does the cooking kottayam style.thanks a lot

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Ashmitha

Excellent!!!!!!!..This is the first time i am cooking Beef and this recipe turned out sooo well..Please keep posting new recipes...Thanks a lot..

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Vidhu Ajay

I tried your recipe and it is excellent. It came out really well and I am glad that my husband liked it very much. He said it is great.

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Preethy

Excellent!!I`ve tried beef fry many times but this was the best one.

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Nancy

This was a really awesome recipe. I tried it, and it came out really great. Veryyy yummy.. appreciated by all!!

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Simi

I tried this recipe with some doubt regarding red chilly powder but followed the recipe to check how it comes out. it came out excellent!!! my husband and friends loved it.... Thanks for the wonderful recipe

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Shar

A great recipe, especially for a beginner like myself. First day I made it, I thought it lacked masala but that could be just me. My whole family loved it and is asking for more... and it didnt need coriander or chilly. It was still spicy and very good!!!

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lekshmirk

excellent recipe ...... its a really mouthwatering dish.. mariyamma ur recipes r too good thanks

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Milan

Oh.........Mariamma........ you are so excellent. Thankyou so much for your wonderful recipes.

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rajani

Thanks Mariamma ! my hus liked it very much.

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Milan

Dear Mariamma, you are such a wonderful chef. We all love your recipes. Beef fry. excellent.

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seena mahesh

very good recipe ,so simple and testy.

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Anz

Hii...was really gud...everybody loved itt..thankz for the recipe..alright..takcare..God Bless! ~Anz~~

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sherly bobby

Came out well,I loved it, so as my husband.thank you.

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usha

I have never made beef better than this. Excellent!

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Leena joy

I tried it,also added some chillipowder in cooking. It came out well

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usha

It turned out great.

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Isaac

But what about two main things like Chilly and corriander??

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A Mathew

Excellent recipe. Proud to be Kottayam guy.

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Josekutty

Ammachiyude Ulathu Super. All Achayan`s and Ammachi`s be proud. ours are the best recipes than anyone else in kerala

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dalusimom nigeria

I tried.It is very tasty.

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neethu

great recipe

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Prasad Mathew

Excellent recipe

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anu

I tried this recipe yday and it came out excellent!!! Thanks

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Jaya

no need of coriander powder and chilli powder?

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shoba chacko

this is an excellent recipe-typical kottayam beef ulattiyathe!

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priety

kottayam receipes are really the tastiest,,particularly the achayan tastes.....reallly yummy,,,,waiting for more kottayam receipes.particularly something with pork and even mushroom.

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sabukuriakose, kottayam

Realy good and tasty and tradition

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Aryan

Yum ! Was looking for this recipe for long and now after cooking this it was yum. Thanks more recipie.

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Anita

One of the best recipe`s for beef.... tastes authentic as well as traditional !

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Mohan Nair

A really good recipe except for minor language problems.

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judes

It tasted very authentic. excellent.

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ginu, kottayam

Very good, thanks a lot!!

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Philip - Tiruvalla

Best of the best- Hats off

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uma

Realy good and tasty. Marvellus!!!!!!!!!!

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Shruti

I was amazed at the good ratings that this recipe got that once I tried it I had to admit that it was the best. I avoided frying it in the end with more chopped onions and cut down on the coconut oil.. result was amazing.

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philip

Belive me this one is best in the site

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varsha

This was an amazing recipe !! Thanks for that.I tried it with Mutton and it came out very well.All of us loved it !

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s kumar

HI MARAIYAMA` THAT WAS EXCELLENT , EXPECTING MORE SUCH RECIPE FROM U

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Kannan

Great recipe!!!! I tried lot of ways to prepare a good beef fry, till now no one was satisfying me. But this one is too good!!! I dont want to try another recipe for beef fry. Thanks a lot chef!!!

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tittu

Very easy recipe and excellent

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nihar

Excellent Recipe. I tried the same recipe with mutton and liver and they turned out good too. Please sumbit few more kerala recipes.

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sindhu santhosh

tasty marvellous

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Santhosh

Wowwwww!!!...this gave me a real nostaligia.....thanks to the chef

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Mrs. Rashid

Recipe came out very well. Excellent job!!

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Reena

This recipe was excellent!! My husband is from Kottayam and he used to tell me a lot about kottayam beef fry. But I never knew where to get the authentic recipe from. yesterday I tried your recipe and Gosh!!! he ate so much food , it was diffcult for him to even get up from the chair. Thanks a lot. Please do keep sharing your wonderful culinary skills again

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liz

What more to say...I first tired ur Pork recipe, it was so tasty that now we have pork each week.And upon this now this beef recipe is so wondefully delicious, even we had it for our pot luck for 25 people..can u imagine....Pl madam do keep adding on ur talents to our list God bless ur hands.

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Lisa

Very yummy and easy to make!

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gayathri

This was an excellent recipe Ms Mariama varghese. We really loved this dish. Could you put in some more recipes but please put more detail as your recipe is very brief and for the novice cook some things have to be assumed. For example you had mentioned half a cocunut for kothu, but we found this to be too much and we used 1/4 cocunut grating and 1/4 cocunut kothu. But the dish was excellent. Do you have any "nadan" crab dishes?? Please put this up in pachakam.com. Generally your recipe is much superior to other recipes in pachakam.com.

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sumol

kalakky-super

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Jay

Adipoli

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Arun

Authentic and tasty!

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Nand

I cannot really explain how much I enjoyed this recipe. In fact, I had to even make a lot of it, when I made it the second time, due to high demand from my neighbors. One of my neighbors` wife who never eats beef, started eating beef after she tasted this recipe. Thanks a lot and will look forward to seeing more recipes like this one.

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Shinu

It was very delicious and simple recipe.

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