Puttu + Varutharacha Beef Curry ( Curried Beef In Roasted Coconut Sauce)


Would you say no , if you are given warmth and comfort together on a platter, especially on snowy wintry gloomy days. I wouldn't , instead grab it and gobble up ....That's exactly what I am virtually offering you today.

Steamed Rice and coconut cakes with spicy curried beef in roasted coconut and spice sauce. Yumm..yumm..yummm

The weather has been crazy in north east , this time with snow and ice every where. But to tell you , I am really enjoying it with enticing books, bowl of soups , and hot and spicy food :)..I have been making a lot of soups and stews and pastas lately and thats when i missed the smell and flavor of home. 


A small chayakada( Tea shop) near a border village in northern part of Kerala introduced me to this terrific combo . I was like 10 or 11 at that time , I could still get the flavors in my tongue. Though Kanji was our choice of breakfast always except on Sundays  , Mom used to make other palaharams once in a while . Puttu topped the list as it is the easiest amongst...Varutharacha kadala curry, Egg curry , egg roast , chicken curry etc etc were the usual combo and I loved those till I got to get the taste of this awesome curry...

Recipe for Varuthu Aracha Beef curry - Beef curry with Roasted coconut 


Ingredients:-
To cook beef
Beef  - 1 kg
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Ginger - a small piece
Green chili - 1 (optional)
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tea spoon
Red chili powder - 1.5 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 2
Bay leaves - 1  Or instead of whole masala you can add 1/2 or 1 tea spoon of garam masala.
Salt to taste
Curry leaves

To Roast and Grind
Grated coconut - 3 table spoon
Dried red chilly - 8-10            or chilly powder 1 table spoon
Coriander seeds - 1/ 4cup ( 4 table spoon)   or  coriander powder - 2.5 table spoon
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Small onion chopped - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - 6-7 leaves

To simmer 
Onion chopped - 1
Garlic chopped - 2 cloves
Ginger chopped - 1 tea spoon
Tomato chopped - 1
Curry leaves
Water  - 1 cup or 1/2 cup thin coconut milk + 1/2 cup water


Method:-
Clean and cut the beef into small cubes. Grind ginger , garlic, green chili, black peppercorns,red chili and turmeric powder, cloves and cardamom to a coarse paste
Marinate the beef  with the spice paste , cinnamon, bay leaves, salt to taste and curry leaves. 
keep it for 30 minutes.
Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles, without or with adding 1/4 cup water.
If you don't have a pressure cooker you can cook it in a heavy bottomed pan by adding 1/2 cup water for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile take a pan and add grated coconut and fry without adding oil.
When it starts to change color add all other ingredients in the to roast and grind section and fry till it is brown. Be sure not to burn it.
Grind it to a coarse paste by adding very little water.

Heat oil in a kadai and add chopped onions , garlic and ginger and saute for 6-7 minutes. 
Add curry leaves and fry for another 2-3 minutes. 
Add cooked beef and tomato and all the cooking liquid and  1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup  thin coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes for all the spice to blend well and the tomato to cook
Add the spice paste , combine well and simmer for another couple of minutes and remove.
Add more water and make it thin if you want more gravy.
Recipe for Puttu

Rice flour - 2 cup( I used Nirapara Puncha puttu podi)
Grated coconut - 1/2 - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tea spoon
Water - as needed


Special equipment :- Puttu kutti...I normally use the chiratta puttu kutti which you can attach to a pressure cooker.

In a bowl Mix the rice flour with salt and oil
Add water little by little to it and mix well with hands.
The idea is to wet the whole rice flour and definitely there is gonna be small lumps.
Gather the wet rice flour to the side of the the bowl ( kootti vekkuka)
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Transfer the mix to a food processor or mixer and use the pulse action for 2-3 pulse.
This will help the puttu to get soft and all the lumps will be gone.
Take the puttu kutti, make a thin layer of grated coconut , then add rice flour mix and continue the layers.
Attach to the pressure cooker and steam it for 7-8 minutes.
Serve warm

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Cheers




Sarah

53 comments:

Happy Cook said...

I only wish it was not virtual the curry looks so so good.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv puttu anytime...looks so gud that I want to have that plate right away

Jeen said...

This is a very new combination for me. I cannot wait to try it out.
As every time , your clicks are unsusual ...

Reva said...

This is too good...both the dish and the presentation... lovely.
Reva

Smitha said...

pics r too tempting...the masala u used is so flavorful...i guess i would have to substitute with chicken and it will be yummy!...puttu looks heavenly!

Indianspice said...

Wow !! I havent find any such a combo till date ! Excellent post Sarah.Thanks mainly coz,this curry is somewhat different from what i usually prepare ..

Kairali sisters said...

Sarah..this was one of my fav combos when i "USED" to eat beef long long back...Nalla kinnankachi aytund tto beef curry..

? said...

For us it is Kadala Curry with this breakfast favourite, the masala's look delcious!

Treat and Trick said...

What a lovely combo! So yummy...

Swathi said...

Puttum curryum adipoli.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

ayyo kothi sahikkunnilla..pics look very inviting...

Rachu said...

OMG!!!! I am craving for it now.. beautiful presentation... I love the cake like puttu.. its more appealing than the 'puttukutti' shape..


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Angie's Recipes said...

wow the curry looks so good! I wish I could taste them now.

Rookie Qookie said...

enikku vayya...almost transported me back to kerala :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Asha said...

That is soooo tempting.........

divya said...

They look superb !!!

Priya said...

Both dishes makes me hungry,truly irresistible and inviting..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Adipoli da..my family's all time fav..great click too.

Mrs K said...

It is practically impossible to say,"no" to this warmth and comfort,I only hope I was not dreaming virtually this minute about devouring this dish:)

Sumi said...

lovely curry...BTW how did you make the puttu in this shape?

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

ohhh god! looking at the picture i can really smell it! my mouth is watering here!

Suja Sugathan said...

Puttum spicy curryuma enthe favorite..this looks so yummy and inviting.

S.Menaga said...

Puttu looks inviting...

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cook from doha said...

such an irresistable combination..........nd that too in this winter..........

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Pushpa said...

Delicious curry,great combo.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Don't know whether to call it beautiful or mouthwatering. Your pics are amazing, can't stop admiring. The curry and puttu look so good...my day's made:)

Zareena said...

Hi Sarah, though I am a regular visitor to your blog I never commented on any of your recipes. Your wonderful pics are a feast to the eyes and I love your style of writing, couldn't resist today and so commented on this dish. Superb, excellent,.. what to say? There are no words to describe. Simply your blog looks wonderful. Curried beef is irresistable.

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Mallugirl said...

my fav combo!! now u are making me crave it.

Anita John said...

Dear sarah
I am a frequent visitor of your vazhayila. I love everything about your website. The writings, the amazing pictures, and tongue tickling recipes. Every weekend we try one or two recipes from here and all are really good. The same taste as our mum's food.
Your beef recipes are all awesome and we like the beef ularthiyathu the most .
Keep doing the wonderful good work
Love,

Anita John

Plateful said...

Hey Sarah, this is one of our most favored breakfast combination. Forget breakfast, I can have it for lunch or dinner too. Kandittu kodiyaavunnu...! Cool pictures!

Panchpakwan said...

Puttu looks healhty and delicious..

Jisha said...

WOW..ENIKKU VAYYA!!....EE BEEF CURRY PUTTINDE KOODE ADIPOLI AYIRIKKUM...URAPPU..:)

Torviewtoronto said...

fabulous combination a favourite looks wonderful

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Puttu !! Love it.

Collect ur awarddddddddd :)

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice combination sarah

Sushma Mallya said...

yummy combo...but i would love to try it with chicken...

Yummy Team said...

Enikku ee beef curry idli, dosa, idiyappam, appam, ricentem koode okke eshtamakum..Yum!! Great recipe, Sarah..and really tempting pics as usual..

Nostalgia said...

Looks great Sarah! A great virtual treat indeed!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

mouth-watering and will try out with mutton soon:)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Award from me.Please do collect it...;)

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Ananda Rajashekar said...

Ok, i'm virtually satisfied, jumping over for a real treat :P I love puttu, pl make for me ...stunning as always!

Biny Anoop said...

Sarah thats very tempting......both the puttu and beef curry.......love it

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

gambheeram......

Suhaina said...

Adipoly...looks so yummy..wish I was ur neighbor.

Laya said...

Hi sarah..
This recipe was awesome. i did not know about such a combination until your post. I made this yesterday for some friends visiting us and they all loved it. Thanq.
All clicks are very tempting

vineetha said...

Thakarppan ! I m drooling here.Adipoli puttum ! Kothi ayitu vayye.

Krishnaveni said...

like puttu with banana and sugar, this is new combo to me, looks great, eventhough i don't eat beef

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Gulmohar said...

Am drooling over your pics...We love puttu and chicken, but never tried this combo...sounds yumm

lissie said...

oh, love to have this for dinner...I am drooling!

Maria said...

Adipoli combi . We tried last sunday and were blown out by the deliciousness sara. Your kerala beef recipes are the best i have ever found in the internet

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