Kerala style Beef Achar, Beef Pickle

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Recipe Details  
 
4.7, 495 reviews

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Posted on 21, May 2012
Serving 10-20 people
Ready in 40-50 minutes
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Post Rating 4.65 out of 5 , from 495 reviews
Ingredients
  • Beef - 1 Kg, cut into small cubes
  • Garlic - 15-20 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger - 2 inch piece, chopped
  • Green chili - 5 Nos, chopped
  • Kashmiri Red chili powder - 3 Tablespoon
  • Garam Masala - ½ Teaspoon
  • Fenugreek powder - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Black Peppercorns - 10-15 Nos, crushed
  • Vinegar - 2-3 Tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 3-4 sprigs
  • Coconut oil - 10 Tablespoon
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

For Marination:

  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt - ½ Teaspoon
Directions

Initial Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash the beef pieces. Drain the water completely.
  2. Marinate the beef pieces with the ingredients listed in 'For Marination' and set aside for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Pressure cook the marinated beef with little water for 2-3 whistles or till the beef is cooked well on medium heat.
  4. Drain the cooked beef and reserve the stock.
  5. Heat 5-6 tablespoons of coconut oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add in the cooked beef pieces and fry until dark brown on low-medium heat. Set aside.

Beef Pickle Preparation:

  1. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy bottomed pan, splutter mustard seeds.
  2. Add in the chopped garlic, ginger, green chilies, curry leaves and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  3. Add in the kashmiri red chilli powder, fenugreek powder, garam masala and fry till the raw smell disappears for about 1-2 minutes on low-medium heat.
  4. Add in the vinegar and 1 cup of the reserved stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Now add the fried beef pieces along with oil into the pan. Mix well and adjust salt.
  6. Add in the crushed peppercorns and stir till it is thick or dry as you like it.
  7. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Transfer to clean glass jars and use as needed.

Tips:

  • If you are using red chilli powder, 1 or 1 ½ Tablespoon is enough.
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