Reduced Calorie Stir Fried Beef- Beef Ularthiyathu

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Jul. 23, 2013

Beef Ularthiyathu is a perfect traditional preparation from 'God's own country', Kerala. Enjoy the lip-smacking taste of this exotic preparation with a healthy advantage and without any compromise in its spicy taste!


To cook the beef:
Lean beef 1 Kilogram (Cut into bite sized pieces)
Black pepper powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
To stir fry the cooked beef:
Low calorie oil 3 Tablespoon
Onion 2 Medium , chopped finely
Tomatoes 2 Medium , chopped
Garlic 1 Medium , peeled and crushed
Ginger 2 Inch , chopped finely
Turmeric 1/4 Teaspoon
Red chilly powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
To garnish:
Curry leaves 8 Medium
Shredded coconut 1 Tablespoon



1. Wash the beef chunks well. Cut each chunk into bite size pieces, trimming the fat off them.

2. Put the pieces into a pressure cooker, with salt, black pepper powder and garam masala and cook for about 5 - 6 whistles of pressure release.(Make sure you cook it well so that the beef pieces are tender and not rubbery)

3. Once cooked, set the pressure cooker with the cooked beef aside.


4. Heat a large frying pan with oil.

5. When the oil is hot enough, add onions, ginger and garlic and stir fry on medium high heat until the onions are browned well. Stir continuously to ensure the onions do not get burnt.

6. Once the onions are browned, add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and stir fry the spices in with the onions for about a minute.

7. Then, add in the cooked beef (along with the water left in the cooker), stir to incorporate all the spices well with the beef pieces.

8. After a couple of minutes, add the tomatoes and let simmer, uncovered until the water evaporates and is dry enough to your preference.

9. Finally sprinkle some garam masala and stir to mix everything well.

10. Garnish with fresh curry leaves and coconut pieces.


11. Serve hot with steamed rice or Malabar parotta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 354Calories from Fat 155

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 203 mg8.46%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 38 g76%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet