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.
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.
(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.
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.