Irachi Varattiyathu ~ Roast Meat with Coconut Peices

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Last Thursday, my parents arrived. Alhamdulillah, the feeling of having them back even though for a little time is priceless. There is a little extra joy coming ahead as my sister and her boy will join us this Thursday evening for a couple of weeks, InShaAllah… Looking forward to a fun filled Eid… πŸ™‚ Ramadan is moving at a dizzying pace and somehow I am not able to keep up the pace. No wonder it is said, that “Ramadan is like a rare flower, that blossoms once a year. Just when you begin to smell its fragrance, it disappears for another year.” Whoever said this, has said it so true… πŸ™


As I was going through the posts over the past few weeks, I have not posted any “serious” recipes as such. They have all been quick fixes – like juices, and snacks. I must say that when I have a look at my drafts, my collection of hard core cooking is less. πŸ™‚ I guess that’s because I am kind of refraining from trying new non-vegetarian recipes since I am unable to eat them and going back to making whatever is on the blog, so in case I have a chance, I can re-click them for the blog too… πŸ˜‰ Sometimes, I am feeling maybe I am selfish, but let it be that way for the time being… hehe.. Coming to this delicious beef roast that I have adapted from this awesome cookbook I own… Sometimes, I look at my collection of books and wonder why I have all of them, but Alhamdulillah, they have always given me a chance to keep trying new combinations. As per the book, this is a south Kerala specialty belonging to the Christian community. Beef cooked in a freshly ground masala and then finally tempered – doesn’t it sound just too delicious! One thing I like is how easy it is to put this together, just like how most of the recipes on the blog are! Those who are regular readers would understand how much I am a sucker to easy recipes… πŸ˜€ Off to this delicious one…


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Irachi Varattiyathu ~ Roast Meat with Coconut Peices

Course Mutton and Beef
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm beef with bones
  • 4 shallots sliced
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1/4 fresh coconut chopped into pieces
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch pc ginger
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • A pinch fennel seeds
  • A pinch cumin seeds
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 small onions chopped
  • 1 stalk curry leaves


  • Grind all ingredients under "for grinding".
  • Mix all the ingredients except the tempering ingredients and ground mixture in a pressure cooker and mix well. Check for seasoning.
  • Cook for around three whistles or till the beef gets cooked.
  • Once the pressure is gone, open the lid and cook on high flame till the stock dries down.
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds. Saute onion till browned and add the curry leaves. Dump this mixutre into the roast.
  • Serve hot with chapathis.

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  1. Looks quite delicious and moreish!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  2. Wow. The beef looks so tender and flavorful. Yum! Happy Ramadhan, Rafeeda.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear…

  3. Our favorite…. !!! Glad that ur parents and sisie are joining u for this Eid. Eid wishes to u and ur family……

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya…

  4. uff… engane kothipikkavo…kandittu vaayil kappal oddunnu….adipoli..

    Have a wonderful Eid with your parents and sister…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  5. I am here after a long time Rafeeda.. Irachi Varattiyathu looks so apealing and tempting.. Pls. invite me.. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Always welcome Seena! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

  6. Irachi varattiyathu looks delicious, how is the cookbook is it has more recipes than normal ones.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, Swathi, this cookbook has a lot of recipes, even though no pictures. I have tried a few and all of them have come out really well… Highly recommended!

  7. I grew up with all south kerala Christians both in school and neighbours and so we loved when we get their food – and beef ularthiyathu is my all time fav. This is little similar to that. cook books are a saviour when I am blank on what to cook!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      They excel in meat dishes for sure… Thank you so much Fami…

  8. Looks so delicious Rafeeda! Im drooling here!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot dear Eliza…

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