Beef & Koorka Ularthiyathu

Beef and Koorka Ularthiyathu Recipe

Koorka is otherwise called as Chinese potato in India and native or country potato in Africa. Koorka has a distinctive taste and it is very tasty in any form like stir fry or with kaya (green banana) or with beef.

Beef & Koorka is an extremely unique and distinctive combination. Fresh koorka is not so hard to find here I get it in almost all grocery store here in Abu Dhabi. To be frank cleaning fresh Koorka is time consuming and tedious job so I some time prefer frozen Koorka. But however hard it is to clean it, the end results of using fresh Koorka in cooking, is definitely worth it. So do use the frest koorka when you get it, or give it a try. Take my word you will not regret, in fact you won’t be able to resist you from buying it again and again.

Beef & Koorka Ularthiyathu Recipe


  • 900grams Beef
  • 1/2 cup Shallot
  • 1inch Piece Ginger
  • 10 Cloves Garlic
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • Coriander Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 / 2 tbsp. Pepper Powder
  • 500grams Koorka (Chinese Potato)
  • Salt as Required
  • Few Springs Curry Leaves
  • Coconut Oil/Any Oil as Required


  1. Clean and cut beef into beef cubes like for stews, wash well drain and keep aside.
  2. Marinate the beef with turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powders, Pepper Powder, garam masala powder and 1 tsp. salt. Keep it aside for half an hour.
  3. Remove the skin of koorka, cut each in to two pieces. Wash well and keep aside in cold water.
  4. Peel and cut shallots, chop ginger and garlic. Set it aside.
  5. In a pressure cook add marinated beef, shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Mix well.
  6. Pressure cook this till done.
  7. Remove the cooked beef from the cooker leaving the stock behind.
  8. Add the koorka to the stock, pressure cook for a whistle. Do not overcook.
  9. Add cooked beef into the koorka and mix this well.
  10. Simmer for few minutes, check the salt and consistency.
  11. If the gravy is too watery the let it simmer for few more minutes till it reaches the desired consistency.
  12. Heat oil in a pan ,add curry leaves, crush or slice shallots or garlic.
  13. Fry until golden brown add garam masala and crushed black pepper and mix.
  14. Add cooked koorka and beef mix well and cook so that gravy thickens.
  15. Serve hot with rice and moru curry.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Indu says:

    Looks yummy. I love koorka but we get only frozen ones here in US which somehow don’t taste that good as fresh ones. But I will try making this combination with beef!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I use frozen ones sometimes, its nice

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