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Beef Chilli Dry

Anita Francorsi
15 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Beef Chilli Dry RECIPE

An adaptation of Goan and Kerala styles, this beef chilli fry is easy to make, healthy, low fat and delicious with hot rotis or pav.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Fusion
  • Pan fry
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Beef undercut 1 kg
  2. Onions 2 large, thinly slicrd
  3. Garlic 10 cloves, finely chopped
  4. Ginger 3 inch piece, julienned
  5. Fresh coconut grated 3/4 cup
  6. Green Chillies 3 nos., slit in middle
  7. Whole Kashmiri Chillies 3 nos
  8. Cumin/Jeera whole 2 tsps
  9. Coriander seeds/Dhaniya 1 1/2 tsps
  10. Cloves 4 nos
  11. Cinnamon 3 inch piece, broken into bits
  12. Fenugreek /Methi seeds 1 1/2 tsp
  13. Curry leaves fresh, a handful
  14. Mustard seeds/rai 1 tsp
  15. Black peppercorns crushed 2 1/2 tsps
  16. Green capsicum 2 nos thinly sliced
  17. Coconut/vegetable oil 1/4 cup
  18. Salt 1 1/2 tsps or to taste
  19. Soya Sauce 3 tablespoons


  1. Slice beef into very thin strips and marinate in the soy sauce for 15 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions till just turning golden.
  3. Add in the garlic, ginger, jeera seeds, dhaniya seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, Chillies, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and half of the grated coconut.
  4. Saute on high heat till the spices release their aromas and the garlic and onion is golden. About 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add in the beef, 2 tsps of the ground pepper and salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Fry the beef on a high flame till all the water dries up and beef is lightly browned (about 10-15 mins) Do not add any water to the pan.
  7. Add in the rest of the grated coconut, ground pepper and sliced capsicum. Stir fry for a minute and then take off the heat.
  8. Serve hot with Roti or Brun pav

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Maithili Thangkhiew
Maithili Thangkhiew   Jul-13-2016

so yum!

Kanak Patel
Kanak Patel   Jun-30-2016

Wow Anita...really happy to see a beef recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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