Beef Podi Masala

Also Known As:  Beef Fry With Roasted Coconut Masala

Category:  Fried

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Non Veg


  1. Beef     ½    Kg
  2. Grated Coconut     1    cup
  3. Black peppercorns     ½    tsp
  4. Fennel Seeds(Perumjeerakam)     ½    tsp
  5. Cardamom Seeds (Elakka)     2    nos.
  6. Cloves (Kariampo)     5    nos.
  7. Cinnamon Pieces (Patta)     1    no.
  8. Small Onion / Shallot sliced    15    nos.
  9. Onion -chopped    3    no.
  10. Ginger Garlic Paste     2    tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder     ½    tsp
  12. Red Chilli Powder     2    tsp
  13. Coriander Powder     2    tsp
  14. Pepper Powder     1    tsp
  15. Salt to taste     ½    tsp
  16. Curry Leaves     3    stalks
  17. Coconut Oil     5    tbsp


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan and add grated coconut. Whole black pepper, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds cardamom, cinnamon, shallots and cloves.
  2. Roast it well until it becomes golden brown in colour. Let it cool for 3 minutes. Grind this roasted mixture to a fine powder without adding water.
  3. Clean and cut the beef into small cubes. Take a bowl and add beef, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, salt and marinate for 5 minute.
  4. Heat a pressure cooker and add marinated beef, ¼ cup of water and pressure cook it till the beef is done. Open the lid, if there is excess water then dries it completely.
  5. . Heat 4 tsp of coconut oil in a pan and add the cooked beef and stir for a few minutes. Add the ground coconut masala, curry leaves into it and mix well. fry the beef on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. When the roasted coconut powder starts separating from the beef, add pepper powder and mix well. switch off the flame.
  7. Tasty beef podi masala is ready.

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