Beef Mappas


500 gm beef, cut into pieces
2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
3 green chillies, slit
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 small tomato, chopped
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
1/4 cup thick coconut milk
2 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp vinegar
1 star anise
2 cardamoms
3 cloves
1 piece of cinnamon
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 shallots, chopped
few curry leaves
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and clean the beef and add to the pressure cooker with 1/2 tsp pepper powder and salt and keep it for 20-30 minutes. Then pressure cook it till the meat is cooked and is tender.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  3. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add sliced onion and saute till transparent. 
  5. Then add coriander powder, 3/4 tsp pepper powder and 1/4 tsp garam masala and mix well for a minute on low flame.
  6. Add in the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Add cubed potatoes and stir well.
  7. Add thin coconut milk and little salt and cook covered till the potatoes are half done.
  8. Add the cooked beef with stock , mix well and cook covered till the gravy thickens slightly.
  9. Add the vinegar and thick coconut milk to this on low flame. Add the remaining garam masala and switch off the flame.
  10. Heat 2 tsp oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds. Fry curry leaves and shallots little light brown.
  11. Pour this over the curry and keep it covered for 10 minutes. Serve warm with appam, dosa, chapati…
Recipe adapted from here..



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