Kerala Style Beef Stew

Once you’ve added the coconut milk, be sure not to boil it too long or else the milk may curdle. You can substitute yogurt or plain milk for the coconut milk for health reasons.  Thank you to Chacko’s Kitchen for submitting this recipe.

Kerala Style Beef Stew
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Indian
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  • 2 lbs beef
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 c. shallots
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 c. coconut milk
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2-1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2-4 green chilies
  • 4 cloves
  • 1-1/2" cinnamon stick
  • 6 green cardamom
  • 1 star anise
  • salt to taste
  1. Clean & cut the beef into 1″ cubes. Drain.
  2. Peel & finely slice the shallots.
  3. Finely slice the tomatoes & store separately.
  4. Peel, wash, & cut the potato & carrot into 1″ cubes.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp cooking oil in a non-stick pan. Add the Garam Masala ingredients (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, & star anise) & saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add shallots (reserving about 1 tbsp) & saute until translucent, taking about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the drained, cubed beef, potato, & carrot along with the turmeric, salt, & pepper. Saute until all sides are seared & lightly caramelized and browned.
  8. Add the tomatoes, green chilies, & ½ the coconut milk. Transfer to a pressure cooker & cook on high heat until 1 whistle, reducing to a medium flame. Continue to cook for 20 minutes & then 10 more minutes on low flame.
  9. In a separate non-stick pan, heat the remaining oil & saute the reserved shallots & curry leaves. Add the remainder of the coconut milk & bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from heat.


Roasted Bone Marrow

Submitted by RandallPMcMurphy
Serves 2


a few veal or beef marrow bones parsley
shallots lemon
extra virgin olive oil coarse sea salt
pepper bread


  1. Soak bones overnight in salt water (1 tbsp salt to 1 qt water) in the fridge to get out the impurities & blood & such. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  3. Put the marrow standing up in a roasting pan or other oven-safe vessel.
  4. Roast for about 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, make a nice salad with sliced shallots, some parsley, lemon juice, and oil to taste.  Toast some bread.
  6. Serve with a spoonful of sea salt that the diner can sprinkle on themselves.

Grilled Pork Skewers with Chilie Sauce

Submitted by Americo
Serves 4-6


¼ c. low-sodium soy sauce ¼ c. oyster sauce
3 tbsp cilantro leaves & stems, finely chopped 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 ½ lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 16 pieces 16 (6″) wooden skewers

Chile Sauce

½ c. fresh lime juice ¼ c. fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh Thai red chilie, finely diced
2 tsp sugar 1 shallot, finely diced


  1. Soak the skewers in cold water for 30 minutes prior to use.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, cilantro, garlic, sugar, & black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Skewer 2 pieces of pork onto 2 skewers so that the meat lies flat.

Potato Soup

Submitted by Wally
Serves 6


2 carrots 2 stalks celery
4 cloves garlic 1 medium onion or 3 shallots
6 medium potatoes 1 box chicken stock or broth
1 bunch fresh parsley or 2 tbsp dried 3 cans condensed milk
2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce 8 dashes Chalula Hot Sauce (or your favorite)
½ slab of cooked bacon salt & pepper


  1. Slice carrots, celery, & potatoes into bite sized pieces & place into a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Thinly slice garlic, onlion (or shallots), & parsley & add to the vegetation.
  2. Add chicken stock to pot until it just covers the vegetables; if thgere is not enough to cover then add water until covered. Bring to a boil then simmer until carrots & potatoes are fork tender.
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat & add flour after it has melted. Whisk until smooth & fully combined. Continue to whisk & add 1 can of condensed milk as the roué begins to thicken & boil. Add a second can of milk & allow roué to thicken.
  4. Add your roué & remaining can of milk to the vegetables & allow the new mixture to return to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cooked bacon, & salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Allow the soup to come back to a simmer & allow to simmer about 1 hour on low heat to allow flavors to combine. Serve & enjoy.

Chef’s Note: You can also make this into Clam Chowder by adding 1lb of steamed fresh clams (12 oz canned clams, drained works too) to the soup about 10 minutes before serving. Make it into a chicken corn chowder by adding 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled & shredded) & 1 can whole kernel corn into the soup at the same time as the sauces, bacon, and spice (step 4). If thickness of soup is not to your liking when completed, whisk 1 tsp of cornstarch & 1 tbsp of water together until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add this mixture to the soup & it should thicken immediately. Be aware that the roué will not thicken until it reaches a boiling point.

Beef Stroganoff

Submitted by NorthernDarling


7 tbsp unsalted butter 3 shallots, finely chopped
1lb. shitake mushrooms, stems removed, roughly chopped 1lb. white button mushrooms, sliced
½ c. cognac 2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp English-style mustard 2 tbsp olive oil
2lb. beef tenderloin, cut into strips 1/8″ thick 1 bag broad egg noodles
¼ c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped salt & pepper to taste


  1. Beef Stroganoff by cobalt123 on FlickrIn a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp butter. Add shallots, & sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. 
  2. Add mushrooms, & cook until liquid is released yet mushrooms are still firm, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Transfer shallots & mushrooms to a medium bowl; set aside. Remove pan from heat. 
  4. Add ¼ c. cognac to de glaze, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from bottom of pan. 
  5. Add cream, & return to heat. Cook until reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in mustard. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  6. Heat 4 tbsp butter in the same pan over high heat. Working in batches, sear the meat for 1 minute, & add to mushrooms. 
  7. Once all the meat is seared, de glaze sauté pan with remaining ¼ c. cognac, & return meat, mushrooms, & cream mixture to sauté pan. 
  8. Cook until just heated through, about 5 minutes.
  9. Toss pasta with Butter & Salt. Transfer to a large platter. Spoon beef Stroganoff over pasta. Garnish with black pepper & parsley.