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Beef Capsicum Stir Fry Recipe / Beef Capsicum Pepper Fry

Beef Capsicum Stir Fry Recipe / Beef Capsicum Pepper Fry

Spicy Beef and Bell Pepper Stir Fry Recipe / Beef and Capsicum Roast Recipe / Beef and Pepper Stir Fry Recipe.

Hi all,

Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening to you all.. The two celebrations or festivals got over last week.. Easter, a worldwide celebration and Vishu, a Kerala festival.. I am sure everyone have celebrated it their own way..

Today I am posting Beef Capsicum Stir Fry / Kerala Beef Capsicum Ularthiyathu.

This is quick, easy and budget - friendly recipe too. I have decided to make this side dish once in a while..

Beef Ularthiyathu must be one of the all-time favourites for many just like me. The one I am posting today is similar to Nadan /  Kerala Beef Ularthiyathu. It is Beef Ularthiyathu with Green Capsicum or Bell Pepper.

This goes well with Nadan Moru Kachiyathu, a match made in heaven!! A lot is there to say about Beef Ularthiyathu.. 

In the following Video, you will see the step by step process ( procedures) followed, while making this Kerala Beef Capsicum Ularthiyathu.. 

First of all, Beef Dry Roast / Beef Ularthiyathu a dish which is entirely associated with the Syrian Christians of Kerala or Nazranis as they are called and also you can expect it in the Christian weddings in Kerala, in Thattukadas and in Toddy shops too..

Whatever I have written about Kerala Beef Fry is completely related to Beef Capsicum Roast. It is a twist to Nadan Beef Ularthiyathu. There is Kerala Beef Curry also in this blog.

Beef is not a regular visitor to my kitchen. We prepare Beef dish once in a while. I remember making this dish for a party here in Kinshasa and got compliments from our friends who came for the party. Hmm, on that day it had vanished in no time!! It was the twin sister of this dish, Kerala Beef Ularthiyathu. So this dish is an apt one for the family get together or for parties or for Christmas and Easter..

You can keep the excess in the refrigerator for two or three days and just re heat it before serving, in either the microwave oven or on the stove top.

Here comes the complete procedure with step by step pictures of making Beef Capsicum Stir Fry.

Ingredients for Beef Capsicum Ularthiyathu:

Beef – ½ kg, diced
Capsicum – 2 medium, cubed
Onion – 1 big, sliced
Green Chilli – 2, sliced
Ginger - 1 small piece, chopped
Garlic – 3, chopped
Coconut pieces – ½ cup
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp.
Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp.
Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
Black Pepper – ½ tsp., crushed
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
Chilli Powder – 1 ½ tsp.
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp.
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp.
Vinegar – ½ tbsp.
Coconut Oil – 2 – 3 tbsp.
Salt – to taste
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

How to Make Beef Capsicum Masala:

Cut the beef into bite sized pieces and wash it well under running water. Take all Ingredients for Beef Capsicum Roast. Chop and slice capsicum, coconut, onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger and garlic. Keep it aside.

Take your pressure cooker and put the chopped beef, half portion of the chopped onion, green chilli, chopped ginger and garlic. Also add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, the required salt, vinegar and ½ cup of water. Mix it with a spoon to incorporate everything well. Add curry leaves. Close the cooker and cook the beef on high flame till you get the first whistle. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 2 more whistles. Remove this from the stove and keep it aside on kitchen counter top till the pressure goes on its own.

By this time, heat coconut oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and then add fennel seeds. Now add the diced coconut and turmeric powder. Sauté it till coconut changes to golden brown colour. Add in the rest of the onion and little salt and curry leaves.. Sauté it till onion turns translucent and the curry leaves gives nice aroma. At this time, transfer half of this sautéed onion and coconut mix to another plate and keep aside. To the remaining, add in the chopped green capsicum. Sauté on low flame and cook till it is half done. Now add the half pressure cooked beef and mix well. Sauté till the water content completely evaporates. Drizzle little more coconut oil as you are going to fry the meat further. Add in ¼ tsp. black pepper powder at this stage and the rest of the fried onion and coconut pieces. Sauté it for another 4 to 5 minutes or until the beef turns brown.

Beef Capsicum Stir Fry is now ready to be served. Serve it with chapathi, rice etc..

Pictorial of Beef Capsicum Stir Fry:












Serve it with Rice, Chappathi etc.. 

My Recipe Notes on Beef Capsicum Stir Fry

1. Always use the best quality fresh beef to get the real taste of this dish.
2. While cooking, the beef will start to ooze out water. So be careful in adding water. ½ cup of water is more than enough for cooing beef.
3. Use Coconut Oil for making this Beef dish to get its authentic taste. You can be a bit generous with oil if you want a well roasted/fried beef. No other oil can impart the true flavour.
4. You can also use Meat Masala Powder. But it’s always better to use fresh homemade garam masala powder.
5. Adjust the seasoning and the quantity of black pepper as per your taste.
6. Using shallots / Kunjulli gives the dish the traditional taste.
7. Adding coconut pieces is the core taste of this dish. Hence do not omit it.
8. Do not dice beef in to tiny pieces. Else when you pressure cook beef, it would break into pieces and do not remain in shape while frying.
9. You can keep the excess Beef Capsicum Ularthiyathu in refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. When needed, you can have it after re heating in microwave or stove.
10.You might get an experience of your beef getting too dry. In that case, use little more oil.

Try them.. Cheers.. 

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  • Richa (2017-05-04 16:03:58)
    Thanks for giving recipe of tempting combination of Kerala & Continental Cuisine.
    Seena Koshy (2017-05-05 14:40:26)
    Thanks Richa..
  • Anu (2017-05-02 23:05:54)
    Awesome Beef Stir Fry
    Seena Koshy (2017-05-03 13:55:28)
    Thanks Anu..

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