Oletherachi – Beef Roast

by BinuK Baby
Oletherachi is a traditional favorite of Malayalee generation. Also viewed as a signature dish of Christian community, Oletherachi or Beef Roast is a tasty preparation of red meat cooked with varied herbs and spices. Beef roast with coconut flakes is simply irresistible.Marinated beef cubes are pressure cooked with varied spices and coconut flakes. Cooked beef is sauteed in hot coconut oil adding black pepper and other spicy ingredients. Beef is slow roasted over a medium low flame until beef is browned, without getting beef burnt. Oletherachi pairs well with porotta, chappati, appam or any bread varieties. Oletherachi is must try dish and will definitely make you crave for more.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Votes: 10
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Mix together turmeric powder, coriander powder, about 2 tbsp of meat masala powder and about 1 tbsp salt into a thin paste.
  2. Rub the mixture into the cubed meat thoroughly and set it aside for about an hour.
  3. Heat about 3/4 of the coconut oil in a cooking pot on a medium flame.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute.
  5. Add fennel seeds and broken cinnamon sticks to the mixture and saute.
  6. Add split green chillies and saute.
  7. Add the shredded onions to the mixture and saute, till they turn yellow.
  8. Add the marinated beef to the mixture and stir, till the mixture is even.
  9. (Coconute Flakes : Using a small sturdy knife - pry out the coconut meat from the shell. It will come out in pieces but try to keep them as large as possible. Coconut flakes(Thenga khothu) can be made by cutting out thin strips (about a 1/4" thick) of coconut and slicing it into small chips.) Add the coconut flakes to the mixture and stir again, till the mixture is even.
  10. Add about a cup of water to the mixture and cover the pot.
  11. Allow the meat to cook for about 10 mins on a low-medium flame.
  12. :- Check once in a while to make sure that there is just enough water so that the pot is not dry.
  13. Once the meat is cooked, take the pot off the stove.
  14. :- The meat doesn`t need to be well done at this stage.
  15. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan.
  16. Add the curry leaves and saute, till it breaks out.
  17. Add black pepper powder and the rest of the meat masala and saute.
  18. Add the contents of the pot into the frying pan and stir.
  19. :- Check the level of salt and add more, if required.
  20. Stir roast the mixture over a low-medium flame, till the mixture turns dark.
  21. :- Do not allow the meat to burn.
  22. :- Serve Beef Roast hot with bread or chappathis.
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Liby July 21, 2006 - 12:00 am

very elaborate recipe, but well worth it when done..

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Sunil Kumar January 30, 2009 - 3:31 am

Thank You Binu!!Very Nice.

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Sara December 5, 2008 - 2:07 pm

Thank you for this awesome recipe. I used this recipe with 2lbs of shrimp (shrimp roast with coconut flakes) instead of beef and it turned out very well. Thanks a bunch

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Ann mary August 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

well done!!!!!!!!!!!!keep it up!!!!!!

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Lini August 2, 2008 - 12:00 am

Tried this for pork, came out well.
Some small changes- added some curd while marinating. In the frying stage, added coconut flakes and fried it first, they were very good.

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bincy September 20, 2007 - 12:00 am

Made it for my brothers.. they said it was the best! thanks

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Nisha April 15, 2009 - 3:39 pm

This recipe is a keeper. It was absolutely delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended my Easter get-together. Looking forward to many more tasty delights from you. Thanks Binu!

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Ann May 16, 2006 - 12:00 am

I really liked this recipe. Thank You for sharing this with us. I never used to marinate the beef. I think that was the secret and also lots of curry leaves.

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RK March 9, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I made it for a party and it scored the points.

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jackdorson December 11, 2005 - 12:00 am

very good ,excellent very tasty
but very lengthy

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