Mix together turmeric powder, coriander powder, about 2 tbsp of meat masala powder and about 1 tbsp salt into a thin paste.
Rub the mixture into the cubed meat thoroughly and set it aside for about an hour.
Heat about 3/4 of the coconut oil in a cooking pot on a medium flame.
When the oil is hot, add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute.
Add fennel seeds and broken cinnamon sticks to the mixture and saute.
Add split green chillies and saute.
Add the shredded onions to the mixture and saute, till they turn yellow.
Add the marinated beef to the mixture and stir, till the mixture is even.
Add the coconut flakes to the mixture and stir again, till the mixture is even.
Add about a cup of water to the mixture and cover the pot.
Allow the meat to cook for about 10 mins on a low-medium flame.
:- Check once in a while to make sure that there is just enough water so that the pot is not dry.
Once the meat is cooked, take the pot off the stove.
:- The meat doesn`t need to be well done at this stage.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan.
Add the curry leaves and saute, till it breaks out.
Add black pepper powder and the rest of the meat masala and saute.
Add the contents of the pot into the frying pan and stir.
:- Check the level of salt and add more, if required.
Stir roast the mixture over a low-medium flame, till the mixture turns dark.
:- Do not allow the meat to burn.
:- Serve hot with bread or chappathis.