Kerala Pepper Beef / Roast

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Oct. 16, 2019

Kerala Pepper Beef also called Beef Roast is a wonderful recipe. Small chunks of Beef are first boiled or pressure cooked and then sautéed in a melody of spices. The icing on the cake for me are the chunks of coconut used in the recipe. Because of the method of cooking you can work with cheaper cuts of Beef and its very economical to prepare. As many of my viewers do not eat or cannot get Beef in certain states in India, you can prepare the same recipe using boneless Mutton instead.


Meat and marinade:
Beef 1 1/2 Kilogram
Salt To Taste
Fresh black pepper 1/2 Tablespoon
Garam masala 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Coconut oil 2 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Sliced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sliced chillies 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ginger and garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Fresh pepper 2 1/2 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Coconut chunks 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Curry leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Cut the coconut into chunks and keep aside


2. Cut the beef into cubes and add salt, pepper, garam masala and water

3. Cook this in a pressure cooker for about 2 – 3 whistles in a regular cooker and 20 mins in an Instant Pot

4. In a saute pan, add half the coconut oil, brown the coconut with the curry leaves and keep aside

5. Add the sliced onions, the other half of the coconut oil and the green chillies

6. Add the curry leaves and the ginger and garlic paste and saute

7. Add the pepper, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and stir to saute

8. First only add the beef chunks and allow them tp absorb all the spices

9. Slowly add in the stock or the water that the meat was cooked in, about 2 cups at a time

10. Cook this low and slow for 60 mins, as soon as the gravy gets thick, add more stock

11. Finally add in the reserved coconut and curry leaves


12. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 4