Kaya Erachi (Beef with plantain)



Though the name of the dish sounds a bit weird, this one is a real spicy, tounge tickling, yummilicious dish. 
This is one of my all time favorites. I’m sure people from Kerala know what i’m talking about. 
Its nothing but beef curried in lots of Indian spices and plantain. In my home, we have more plantain and less beef in it( just enough to get the flavor of it). But for meat lovers like my hubby I add lots and lots of beef :)
My dad makes it at times, he says in the house, only he knows the right blend of it …and he gives us all some to taste before the meal time right out of the stove top…steaming spicy kaya erachi….yummmmmm


I can go on n on about this curry n the tales about it…let’s get the ball rolling with the recipe…


You’ll need:
To cook beef:
Beef: 1 lb (cut into small pieces)
Ginger Garlic paste: 1tbsp

Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Chili powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder: 1/2 tbsp

Salt: as required



For the dish:  
Plantain: 2 nos
Tomato:1 no (chopped)
Cilantro: A few sprigs for garnish
Onion: 1 no (medium size, thinly sliced)
Green Chili: 2-3 nos
Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Chili powder: 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: as required
Oil: as required


How to make:
Cook beef along with all the ingredients mentioned above.
Cut the plantain to small pieces and cook it with enough salt.
Heat oil in a pan and add oil. Saute onion and green chili till onion gets translucent.
Add chopped tomato and saute for some more time. When tomato gets mushy, add all the spice powders mentioned above. Cook this for 2-3 min and then add the beef and plantain to it.
Mix it all together and let it cook for 2-3 min, stirring in between.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Ta da…Gobble it down as such or have it with steaming hot white rice..enjoy!!


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