22 May 2014,16:19 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
1 hour 10 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • To make the masala, heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions, curry leaves and green chillies until the onions turn light brown.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute until the onions turn golden brown. Reduce the flame and add the chilli, coriander, turmeric, black pepper and garam masala powders along with ¼ cup water.
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomato and cook until the oil separates from the tomatoes. This should take around 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, boil the tapioca with the turmeric powder, salt and plenty of water. The tapioca should be fully immersed in water. Drain and keep aside.
  • Stir the beef into the masala along with the salt and 2 cups of water. Cook until the beef is well done, for about 30 minutes.
  • Finish the gravy with coconut milk and cook until it thickens, for about 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large kadhai, add the mustard seeds and cook until they begin to splutter. Then add the red chillies, curry leaves and shallots.
  • Saute until golden-brown. Add the cumin powder and saute, stirring continuously.
  • Stir in the boiled tapioca and mash until well blended. Add more salt if requireds.
  • Add the cooked beef and mix well. Garnish with grated coconut and serve.



  • 500 grams Tapioca
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • A sprig Curry leaves
  • 8 Shallots, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut, grated, to garnish

The Beef Masala

  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • A sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies, julienned
  • ½ tablespoon Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 500 grams Beef, boneless and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 75 ml Coconut milk

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