Simple, but Traditional Kerala Style Beef Curry Preparation

Simple Kerala Beef Curry
Prepration time: 60 Minutes
Persons served: 8 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Beef: 1 Kg
  • Cooking oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Onion (sliced into thin pieces): 2 medium-sized
  • Sliced green chilies: 4 numbers
  • Coriander powder: 2 tablespoon
  • Chilly powder: 2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Meat masala: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste: 2table spoons
  • Fenugreek / Uluva: 1 teaspoon
  • Shallot onions: 4 numbers
  • Curry leaves: 2 twig
  • Coriander leaves / Malliyila: 1 twig (optional)
  • Salt: as needed
  • Water: as needed

So, friends, it’s the 21st day after the nationwide lockdown. I am really enjoying these unexpected holidays I got with my family. I hope you are also enjoying these holidays. But please remember those suffering/lost their fight to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and consider them in your prayers.

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It’s a long time I wrote something here at CheenaChatti. I was carried away with jobs and other personal issues. These unexpected holidays have given me some time to be back with my passion – cooking.

It was Laylat al-Bara’at yesterday and I was thinking about preparing pathiri and beef curry for the iftar. Then only I realized we don’t have beef curry recipe here at Cheenachatti. So here I am sharing my way of beef curry preparation. This is a simple recipe, which you can easily follow. Please drop your comments/suggestions below if you have tried this recipe.

Beef curry preparation

  1. Cut the beef into small pieces of approximately 1cm size. Wash thoroughly under running water. Drain the pieces well.
  2. In a deep bottomed pan (or a 2-liter pressure cooker), pour 2 tablespoons cooking oil and heat it.
  3. Add sliced onions, green chilies and mix it well.
  4. When the onions start changing color, add ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  5. Add the masalas (Chilly powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric powder, and Meat masala) and mix well – see our post on how to prepare masala powders at home to learn meat masala preparation.
  6. After this add the meat pieces and mix well.
  7. Pour about 1 cup (200ml) of water – close the cooker with the lid and allow it to cook for about 30 minutes (approximately 5 whistles).
  8. Preparation of seasoning:
    For seasoning heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a frypan.
    Add fenugreek and once it starts cracking, add the sliced shallot onions, curry leaves and saute it for 3-5 minutes in medium flame until shallots turn golden brown and put it as a seasoning over the curry.
  9. Serve the beef curry hot with appam, pathiri, thikidi or with parotta.
Jameela Beevi

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