A regular fare at most Keralite lunches and dinners. It is almost something a majority of Mallus cannot do without. No traditional Kerala meal is complete without a beef ularthiyathu. "Ularthiyathu" mean a slow stir fry. Traditionally, this used to be cooked in large hard bottomed copper uralis (a flat bottomed dish), atop wood fire. The meat would slowly cook in its juices and all the added spices and be left for hours on the embers.