Kerala Tourism on Wednesday shared a recipe of a popular meat dish in the Central Travancore region of Kerala, Beef Ularthiyathu, which is a special delicacy in the region.
Taking to its Twitter handle, the Kerala Tourism wrote, "Tender chunks of beef, slow-roasted with aromatic spices, coconut pieces, and curry leaves. A recipe for the most classic dish, Beef Ularthiyathu, the stuff of legends, from the land of spices, Kerala."
The State Tourism also shared the recipe of the delicacy with Twitteratis.
The tweet which has garnered 3.5 thousand likes so far had received a mixed response
While some said "beef is not Kerala's culture", others termed the recipe 'a match made in heaven".
Dr Vireandta Jilowa wrote, "Surprised to see it, that beef is being consumed despite BJP government in the Centre."
"We are not slaves of BJP at the Centre....people eat whatever they like in this state, including beef, pork, mutton and fish," another user Tatheesh Vijayakumar wrote.
In 2017, The Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan had ordered that the ministry has notified the Prevention of Cruelty to mals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 to ensure that the sale of cattle is not meant for slaughter purposes.
Regulating mal trade is a state business, but mal welfare is a central subject.
In lieu of this, there was widespread opposition of the order, with many states openly denying accepting the notification.
Porotta and Kappa biriy with beef are counted as delicacies by Keralites.
( With inputs from ANI )