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Beef Pickle

 Published 2022-Jan-17   Updated 2022-Jan-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Kerala Style Beef Achar, Irachi Achar, Nadan Beef Achar)

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Beef Pickle is a delicious preparation traditionally from the state of Kerala. This spicy tangy pickle stays good for many days and adds a tasty touch to any meal.

Recipe For Beef Pickle


  • Beef - 1 kg (2 lbs) 
  • Ginger - 1/4 cup (minced or crushed)
  • Garlic - 1/4 cup (minced or crushed)
  • Curry Leaves - about 10 sprigs
  • Red chili powder - 4-5 tbsp 
  • Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 5 tsp (or to taste)
  • Sesame oil - about 1/2 cup or as needed for deep frying


  1. Clean the beef thoroughly and cut it into cubes. Pressure cook with salt and turmeric powder for 10 whistles till the pieces become soft.
  2. Drain the liquid and separate the pieces. Mix with salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

  3. Deep fry the pieces over medium heat till it becomes golden brown and crispy. It should not get burnt.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

  4. Once all the pieces are fried, you can use the same oil for the rest of the process.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

  5. Coarsely crush the mustard, cumin and fenugreek seeds using a motor and pestle. Add it to the oil.
  6. Add the finely minced ginger, garlic and curry leaves to the oil. Shallow fry this on low heat.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

  7. Once the raw smell is gone, add the vinegar. If you want more gravy, add some boiled water too.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

  8. Switch off. Add the fried beef pieces and toss well.

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  9. Let this pickle rest for about 2 days for the flavors to blend together.

    Beef Pickle preparation Step

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the beef pickle as a condiment for rice, curd rice, etc..

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