Few days back when I saw a post uploaded by one of my friend of Beef curry prepared in dry roasted coconut gravy,I thought of giving it a try.. I gave it a slight innovation by adding yam which is not very common. Usually raw plantain,potatoes or Chinese potato is added as combination with beef. But I thought of trying it with yam and it turned out well. Check out the recepie below 👇


  • Beef: 1 kg chopped into small pieces
  • Onions: 3 finely sliced
  • Yam: 1 cup chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic crushed: 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies: 3 slit
  • Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
  • Shallots: 10
  • Freshly grated coconut: 1 n 1/2 cups
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small
  • Fennel seeds: 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns: 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies: 2 broken
  • Coconut slices: 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 n 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Beef roast / meat masala: 1 tbsp
  •  Salt: for taste
  • Coconut oil: 4 tbsp


  • Pressure cook beef with turmeric powder, black pepper powder,sliced onions (1) , ginger garlic paste and salt for 3 whistles .
  • Dry roast freshly grated coconut,shallots, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds and black peppercorns till they turn brown.
  • Grind this into fine paste by adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onions, Curry leaves, green chillies and salt and saute till onions starts to brown.
  • Add crushed ginger garlic and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • Add ground paste and beef roast masala and cook till oil starts appearing, stirring intermittently.
  • Add cooked beef and chopped yam to the gravy and mix well. Cover and cook for 15 mins on low flame.
  • Add sliced Coconut pieces and cook for another 5 mins.
  • When the gravy becomes thick,add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix.
  • Switch off the flame and keep it covered for atleast 1 hour before serving.

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