Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kerala chilly beef curry

Today I am going to share the recipe of Kerala chilly beef curry or Nadan beef chilly curry, this is how my mother prepares beef. 


Beef ~ 750 grams
Onions ~ 2 nos ( Medium sized )
Green chillies ~ 4 nos
Ginger ~ a large piece, peeled and crushed
Garlic ~ 6 cloves, peeled and crushed
Red chilly powder ~ 2 to 3 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder / Perijeerakam podi ~ 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Garam masala ~ 1 tsp ( Home made garam masala works best for this recipe .)
Tomato ~ 1 no
Vinegar ~ 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil ~ 5-6 tbsp


  • First wash the meat, chop it to small cubes and allow it to drain. Next marinate it with 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp vinegar and enough salt and refrigerate it about for 30 minutes
  • Then pressure cook the beef in an Indian pressure cooker without adding any water till 3 whistles. Switch off the stove and before opening the pressure cooker allow the pressure to release automatically. (Note : Never ever try to open the pressure cooker immediately after switching off the stove. )
  • Next take a heavy bottom pan and add 4-5 tbsp oil. When the oil is hot, add chopped onions followed by chopped green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic and curry leaves. Keep sauteing till onions become translucent. Next reduce the flame and add 2 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp fennel powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder and fry for about less than a minute. Add finely chopped tomatoes and keep on frying it till it becomes mushy. Next add cooked beef along with 1 tsp black pepper powder and 1 tsp garam masala and simmer till the gravy thickens.

 Enjoy with Parotta / Appam / Idiyappam / Puttu / Chapathi.




Swathi said...

Adipoli, welcome back.

plasterer bristol said...

Yummy that looks real good, i love trying out different curry's


Creative Sparkz said...

Really simple write up ... easy to follow unlike others... i just started preparing .... but my one small suggestion if you could add the malayalam names in brackets next to the spice names like fennel seed ... it would help to avoid a google search :-)

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