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Beef Chilli Curry

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Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Beef Chilli Curry RECIPE

An authentic beef chilli curry cooked with traditional south indian spices, it is widely loved and eaten in Kerala.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Kerala
  • Simmering
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 750 grams beef
  2. 1 onion finely chopped
  3. 1 tomato finely chopped
  4. 1 teaspoon garam masala
  5. 2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  7. 2-3 teaspoon red chilly powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder
  10. 4 green chillies slit
  11. 6 garlic cloves crushed
  12. 1/2 inch ginger piece crushed
  13. 5 tablespoon coconut oil/Vegetable oil
  14. 1 teaspoon vinegar
  15. salt to taste


  1. Wash the beef pieces thoroughly and pat dry on paper towels.
  2. Put the meat in a bowl, add in the turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp vinegar, salt and mix it well.
  3. Marinate this mixture for 30 minutes or so.
  4. After this time period, take a pressure cooker and put in the marinated beef. Let it cook till 3 whistles. Note that there is no need to add water.
  5. After 3 whistles switch off the stove and let the pressure release on its own.
  6. Take a pan/kadai and heat the oil. Once the oil is hot, add in the chopped onions along with the ginger, garlic, green chillies.
  7. Saute and cook till the onions become translucent in colour.
  8. Lower the heat, add in 2 and 1/2 tsp red chilly powder,1/4 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp fennel powder. Fry and cook this mixture for a minute or so.
  9. Then put in the tomatoes and continue cooking till they become soft and separate from the oil.
  10. Finally add in the semi-cooked beef along with the garam masala and 1 and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder.
  11. Let it simmer and cook for 30-45 minutes until the gravy thickens and the meat is wholly cooked. Remember to check and stir in between.
  12. Serve warm with rice or chapatis as desired.

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Strolin Roy
Strolin Roy   Aug-27-2017

It was verrrrry delicious and yummy!!!!!

Ophelia rodrigues
Ophelia rodrigues   Oct-25-2016

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